Building an Integrated Services Model

Posted December 5, 2003
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation; Center for the Study of Social Policy
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This report describes how peer technical assistance – which allows participating communities to share knowledge, and leverage practical experience and innovations from other places – can help strengthen families. As part of the Casey Foundation’s Making Connections initiative, a peer match between colleagues in Indianapolis, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky helped establish an integrated services model in Indiana. Lessons learned from the information exchange to improve outcomes for children and families are summarized here. 

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Families over programs

While peer matches are time-intensive, knowledge transfers among colleagues can refocus their attention on the children and families being served, and point the way toward integrating programs and services that strengthen neighborhoods.