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A coordinated comprehensive plan: 

A coordinated comprehensive plan For children and families in Marion County Creating a wellness system for children and families . . .

Planning Process: 

Planning Process Phase I - 2000 Client interviews Provider survey Early Childhood Plan Phase II - 2001 19 High Level Outcomes Stakeholder Discussions Community Forums Phase II - 2002 Measurement Plan Plan Update - 2004 Changes in community conditions Progress on implementation

Planning Principles: 

Planning Principles 1. Create a community-based, holistic approach 2. Assure family-centered practices 3. Establish/maintain effective partnerships 4. Utilize a balanced (SWOT) approach 5. Include data 6. Implement research-based accountability 7. Promote innovation 8. Reflect and incorporate diversity

Marion County’s Additional Planning Principles: 

Marion County’s Additional Planning Principles 1. Build on the Phase I plan 2. Organize planning around the goal areas in Building Results 3. Engage education 4. Emphasize analysis, priorities, strategies

Three Goals for Marion County’s Children & Families: 

Three Goals for Marion County’s Children & Families Strong, nurturing families/ Caring communities and systems Healthy, thriving children (Ages 0-8) Healthy, thriving youth (Ages 9-18+)

Phase II Plan Organization: 

Phase II Plan Organization Executive Summary Narrative: Overview and Goals 1-3 - SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) - Priorities and Strategies - Rationale Data Portraits - Trends/Statistics/Analysis 1. FAMILIES/ COMMUNITIES 2. YOUNG CHILDREN (0-8) 3. YOUTH (9-18+) Appendices - Phase I Portions - Service Summaries - List of References - Inclusion Matrix


VISION STATEMENT A community where … Everyone is committed to the well-being of children Families are nurtured All community members are healthy Diversity is honored People live and work together, encouraging and supporting one another

An Overview of Marion County Families: 

An Overview of Marion County Families Population increase: 24.7% since 1990 75% urban, 3.1% on farms Families with children: 34.5% of population Hispanic population accounts for 17.1% of total population More Oregonians over age 70 than teenagers 7 state correctional institutions + State Hospital

Overview: Race/Ethnicity : 

Overview: Race/Ethnicity   

Overview: Communities: 

Overview: Communities

GOAL 1: Strong, Nurturing Families: 

GOAL 1: Strong, Nurturing Families HIGH LEVEL OUTCOMES #1 - Reduce adult substance abuse #2 - Reduce domestic violence #3 - Reduce poverty #4 - Child maltreatment #19 - Community engagement

Adult Substance Use: 

Adult Substance Use Adults Who Abuse or Depend on Alcohol Source: Oregon Household Treatment Need Survey, 1999

Domestic Violence: 

Domestic Violence High Level Outcome #2: Domestic Violence Arrests of Partners: Rate Per 1,000 adults

% With Incomes Below Federal Poverty Level: 

% With Incomes Below Federal Poverty Level

Child Maltreatment: 

Child Maltreatment

Client Interviews Summer 2000 - Phase I: 

Client Interviews Summer 2000 - Phase I What services have been most helpful to you? How did you learn about services you’ve participated in? Have you experienced any problems getting services? Are there services you need that aren’t available to you? How do people treat you? Two wishes: what would you change?

Strengths (Client Surveys): 

Strengths (Client Surveys) Information WIC Healthy Start Oregon Health Plan AFS Energy Assistance One-on-one assistance with workers (Family Building Blocks & Healthy Start) Bilingual staff Home visits - “Coming to the home is a huge deal because your life can go on.” (EI mom) Staff don’t make you feel stupid, they use common vocabulary “I was in an abusive situation and you guys helped me with that.”

Phase II Strengths - Themes:: 

Phase II Strengths - Themes: System Cooperation Common Grant Application Lifespan Warmline Project Bond Transportation CARTS More access for rural areas Information Sharing/ Data Collection CHIP Common Outcomes Community Building Efforts Community Progress Teams

Provider/Agency Survey (Summer 2000): 

Provider/Agency Survey (Summer 2000) Are there services that you identify are needed by your clients that are not available locally? What are the most common client needs identified by your staff? Does your agency have a waiting list? How quickly can people get services in your program(s)? In which communities can people access your agency’s services?

Provider/Agency Survey: Most Frequently Mentioned “Missing Services” (Summer 2000): 

Provider/Agency Survey: Most Frequently Mentioned “Missing Services” (Summer 2000) Child Care (odd hours, weekends) (4) Transportation, Senior Transportation (4) Respite (emergency, day) (4) Shelter (family, childless couples, emergency) and crisis placements (5)


More... Primary care physicians Dental care Housing vouchers Detox Prenatal care for undocumented women Emergency assistance Placement, services for DD/dually diagnosed Mental health services for preschoolers Career/life planning for Spanish speakers Housing for pregnant women, age 20+

Gaps and Barriers (Client Interviews):: 

Gaps and Barriers (Client Interviews): “They don’t smile.” “I didn’t know who to call.” “I have a hard time being understood.” “I was told I didn’t qualify.” “Sometimes I miss appointments because nobody can take me.” “I guess if I had two wishes I would wish I wouldn’t have to come in here and ask you for help. That’s what I would want to change.” “They need to offer more courage.”

Phase II Challenges - Themes:: 

Phase II Challenges - Themes: Weak economy & unemployment System Capacity Meeting basic needs (highest level of hunger in the nation) Integrated planning and service delivery

SWOT: Families & Communities Examples: 

SWOT: Families & Communities Examples Dynamic Life organizes faith community programs Today’s Choices Livability Project Lifespan Respite CARTS Transportation System Parks and recreation programs Impact of incarcerated parents on school and community services Limited mentor broker or coordination Library hours limited by municipal budgets

Priority Areas:: 

Priority Areas: Increase volunteerism and community engagement in the formal and informal service delivery system Assure that services and informal supports are appropriate to diverse populations and cultures Increase quality of, access to, and availability of, services and informal supports for all families Increase the connections among economic development, workforce development, and social service delivery systems Assess the impacts of community mobilization and service integration efforts

Strategy Examples:: 

Strategy Examples: Engage communities in recognizing, accepting, and helping to resolve their own problems Engage the faith community in a dialogue at their tables around community issues related to families and children and common opportunities Develop pools of volunteers to mentor people through systems Encourage the development of community learning centers and family resource centers Assure that families have access to information

GOAL 2: Healthy, Thriving Children (ages 0-8): 

GOAL 2: Healthy, Thriving Children (ages 0-8) HIGH LEVEL OUTCOMES #5 - Improve prenatal care #6 - Increase immunizations #7 - Reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug use during pregnancy #8 - Increase child care availability #9 - Improve readiness to learn

Early Prenatal Care: 

Early Prenatal Care


Immunizations Percentage of adequately immunized two-year olds Source: Oregon Health Division

Tobacco Use During Pregnancy: 

Tobacco Use During Pregnancy

Alcohol Use During Pregnancy: 

Alcohol Use During Pregnancy

Child Care Capacity: 

Child Care Capacity Number of childcare slots available for every 100 children under age 13 Source: Oregon Progress Board, 2003

Children Ready to Learn: 

Children Ready to Learn

SWOT: Young Children and their Families (Examples): 

SWOT: Young Children and their Families (Examples) Readiness to learn is a community priority 62.7% of young children meet all six “readiness” to learn areas (state ave. is 66.5%) Few services for undocumented families Lack of alcohol & drug treatment programs Strong network of early childhood programs - Healthy Start - Head Start - Early Intervention - Screenings and Immunizations - Prenatal Access Task Force - Child care provider training - Community Safety Net - Project BOND - Chemeketa Community College - Family Building Blocks

Priority Areas:: 

Priority Areas: Healthy growth and development of young children Supportive parenting Childhood care and education

Strategy Examples:: 

Strategy Examples: Integration of mental health services and childhood care and education Universal access to prenatal care, especially for diverse and hard-to-reach populations Implement 2-1-1 services Seek funding and implement Early Head Start Implement child care provider education reimbursement Assure protections and stable placements for children at risk of abuse and neglect

Healthy, Thriving Youth: 

Healthy, Thriving Youth HIGH LEVEL OUTCOMES #10, 11, 12 - Decrease teen alcohol, drug & tobacco use #13, 14, 15 - Decrease juvenile arrests, maintain Youth Authority bed use, reduce recidivism #16 - Reduce teen pregnancy #17 - Decrease youth suicide #18 - Reduce high school dropout rate

High School Dropout Rates: 

High School Dropout Rates

Teen Alcohol Use: 

Teen Alcohol Use Measure #10: 8th graders who reported using alcohol in the past 30 days Source: Oregon Progress Board

Juvenile Crimes Against Property: 

Juvenile Crimes Against Property

Teen Pregnancy: 

Teen Pregnancy

SWOT: Youth Examples: 

SWOT: Youth Examples Asset movement: Take the Time Youth Opportunity System in development Peer Courts in Woodburn, Silverton/Mt. Angel, Jefferson, Stayton, Salem, Keizer 24J “Making After School Count” Skate Parks in Aumsville, Stayton, Jefferson, Hubbard, Salem Marion County Suicide Prevention Program Reductions in Youth Shelter Options Transitional services are gap

Priority Areas:: 

Priority Areas: Increase support for youth: family, peers, other caring adults Increase youth empowerment: leadership, service, safety Increase boundaries and expectations for youth Increase youth constructive use of time Increase youth commitment to learning and school success Integrate the positive youth development system

Strategy Examples:: 

Strategy Examples: Form a countywide Youth Development Consortium Implement early identification and support for high risk behaviors, including parent support and training Secure sustainable funding for core family-youth supports: mental health, primary health care, substance abuse services, homeless support/ shelter

Next Steps: 

Next Steps Review and recommendations from community partners Online Survey Compile Plan Update Commission on Children and Families review Board of Commissioners approval State due date: June 30th

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