Caring Together Continuum Practice Profile: Overview
The Caring Together (CT) Continuum is a team-based service that coordinates and provides an array of individualized therapeutic interventions designed to meet the unique needs of each youth and family in a manner that is culturally relevant, family-driven, youth-guided, trauma-informed and strength-based. The CT Continuum Practice Profile describes eleven core elements that reflect the practice level work of the clinician and the outreach staff on the Continuum Core Team. For each core element there is a detailed document that describes ideal, developmental, and unacceptable practices at the level of “saying and doing”.
The CT Continuum Practice Profile is a “co-created” product that was produced by the CBH Knowledge Center in partnership with the Caring Together initiative, family members, state agency staff members, and seasoned Continuum practitioners from across the Commonwealth. The profile was also reviewed by two subject matter experts who further aligned the matrices with the research and best practices literature. The Continuum Practice Profile can be used to engage system partners, for staff selection and recruitment activities, and to support ongoing training and staff development activities. Click here to download a list of creative suggestions for implementing the practice profile.