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The integrated care team: a practice model in child and family services

Kelly, Leanne M. and Knowles, Julie M. 2015, The integrated care team: a practice model in child and family services, Journal of family social work, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 382-395, doi: 10.1080/10522158.2015.1101728.

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Title The integrated care team: a practice model in child and family services
Author(s) Kelly, Leanne M.ORCID iD for Kelly, Leanne M. orcid.org/0000-0002-3360-5212
Knowles, Julie M.
Journal name Journal of family social work
Volume number 18
Issue number 5
Start page 382
End page 395
Total pages 14
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1052-2158
1540-4072
Keyword(s) key worker model
transdisciplinary model
seamless service
integrated services
Summary The Integrated Care Team brings together representatives from each of Windermere’s service areas to create a group of highly experienced and knowledgeable professionals. This transdisciplinary team aims to provide a cohesive and effective support to service delivery staff working with individuals and families who are experiencing issues across multiple service areas. This support involves sharing of knowledge, contacts, resources and brokerage. Initial evaluation of the Integrated Care Team demonstrates strong positive outcomes for individuals and families with results that could not be so efficiently achieved through standard practice. Positive outcomes occur more quickly, more effectively, with less disruption to individuals and families and with more ease for workers than in standard practice. Workers who utilize the Integrated Care Teamand representatives who sit on the Team comment on the efficacy of the approach reinforcing the value of key worker models, transdisciplinary teams, seamless service and breaking down silos between service areas; even within the same agency.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/10522158.2015.1101728
Field of Research 1607 Social Work
1701 Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30088778

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