Guidelines for Submitting Multisystem EBD Applications
Coordinated Multisystem Plans, also known as Circle of Care Treatment Plans, must accompany applications for Level 3 EBD funding support. Students with Profound Emotional/Behavioural Disorders require these coordinated multisystem plans to address their profound emotional and behavioural needs. Schools develop these plans in partnership with the parent(s) or legal guardian(s), and an outside agency (e.g., Family Services and Housing, Mental Health, Youth Corrections) that is providing extensive mandated services to the student and family. These plans address the need for 24 hour coordinated services.
Eligibility for funding is based on the severity of the emotional/behavioural disorder, the extent of involvement by the school and outside agency (agencies), and the development of a Coordinated Multisystem Plan based on common shared service goals. A multisystem committee with representatives from Education, Citizenship and Youth, Family Services and Housing, Health, and Justice evaluate the Coordinated Multisystem Plans and make final recommendations for funding to the Program and Student Services Branch.
The following must be included in a Coordinated Multisystem Plan (Circle of Care Treatment Plan):
- Identifying Data
- student's name and student number
- birth date
- parents/guardians (please identify if these are extended family members, foster parents, or group home supervisors)
- school division/district, school and grade
- agencies and personnel involved (Family Services and Housing, Health, and/or Justice)
- legal status (permanent ward, temporary ward, voluntary placement, court pending, living with parents)
Specify the student's behavioural/emotional problems, how they endanger self/others, their persistence over time, and their pervasiveness in the student's environments at home, at school, and in the community.
In this section the multisystem team details the developmental context in which the child learned the current emotional/behavioural coping style. The team summarizes those relevant events, including experiences with caregivers, family dynamics, trauma, and any significant occurrences that may account for the student's present coping style and the factors that maintain and drive present behaviours.
Summarize formal diagnostic information completed to date by school clinicians, social services and health personnel, identifying critical factors to be considered in developing the multisystem (Circle of Care) plan. Information related only to school planning is provided in the Individual Education Plan (IEP).
This information should be provided in the student's IEP.
The purpose for sections 6, 7 and 8 is to outline the multisystem service plan for addressing the student's personal, learning, and adjustment problems. The plan should detail shared service goals and describe specific interventions delivered in a coordinated manner by each of the collaborating partners.
The purpose of this section is to identify Shared Service Goals that will coordinate the implementation of the Multisystem Service Plan to address the student's critical social learning and personal needs and the system's safety needs.
Specify the service plan developed by the multisystem team to address the shared service goals. Include specific strategies that will be implemented in each of the child's living/learning environments and identify the services provided to support the child and caregivers by each member of the team.
- Identify the team members for the school and each of the other service systems involved.
- Identify services provided by each of the service systems to implement the multi-system education/treatment plan.
- Identify the case manager for both the school and other service systems.
- Outline how the services provided by the multisystem team will be coordinated and evaluated.
Detail the school division/district costs of implementing the school component of the multisystem education/treatment plan.