Fairfield County Multi-System Youth Program provides service coordination to assist families when their children are experiencing problems.
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Cindi West, BSW, MSY Coordinator
cindi.west@fairfieldcountyohio.gov
P: 740-652-7288
Fairfield County Multi-System Youth Program provides service coordination to assist families when their children are experiencing problems. This family/team approach builds on the strengths of the family. It helps families with multi-need children receive appropriate services as they are available. It facilitates connections in the community that are helpful and caring. Goals are set by the family and are supported by the team meetings.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

DOES AN AGENCY NEED TO REFER MY CHILD TO THE MSY PROGRAM?

No, you as a parent can refer to MSY Program. Many times the family will be working with an agency and so the agency helps with the referral packet, but parents can self refer as well.

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP MY FAMILY?

Our services can be a variety of things. It is individualized and goals are set by the family. Service Coordination can include: connecting with counseling, paying for positive activities, respite care and other services.

 

HOW DO I START THE PROCESS?

You can either contact the MSY Coordinator as listed above or download the referral packet and release of information. When all is completed just mail or fax it to the address above.

 

HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM ELIGIBLE?

These services are for children that have multiple needs, Many utilize or need mental health, juvenile court, drug/alcohol or development disabilities services. Questions can be directed to the MSY Coordinator, contact info listed above.

 

THE MULTI SYSTEM PROGRAM SERVES THE FOLLOWING POPULATIONS:

1. Adjudicated youth and families
2. At-risk children and families defined as:
   a. Children (birth to 22 yrs. of age) deemed to be at risk of failing to thrive in their home, school or in the community

   b. Specifically, children displaying the following risk factors
        i. Not achieving the developmental milestones as outlined in the Help Me Grow Policies and Procedures

        ii. Known medical conditions

       iii. Health and safety risks

       iv. Parental risk factors

    c. Youth at-risk of engaging in drug use, anti- social behavior or other dangerous behavior
    d. Specifically, displaying the following risk factors:
         i. Drug/alcohol use/abuse

        ii. Failure to thrive in school

       iii. At risk of entering the criminal justice system

 

I-TEAM

  • Meets monthly  (second Tuesday mornings at 9:30 AM)
  • Cases are renewed with other agencies on the release.
  • Information about the needs and strengths are shared and agencies discuss community resources that would be helpful.
  • Staffings are scheduled with the family and the agencies impacting them to provide support while they are accessing services
MULTI-SYSTEM FORMS