Key processes, ingredients and components of successful systems collaboration: Working with severely emotionally or behaviorally disturbed children and their families

M.Y. Lee, B. Teater, G.J. Greene, A.D. Solovey, D. Grove, J.S. Fraser, P. Washburn, K.S. Hsu

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Abstract

Systems collaboration has repeatedly been cited as a component of successful social service delivery. Through qualitative data, this study explored the process involved in inter-agency collaboration when providing Integrative Family and Systems Treatment (I-FAST) for families with severely emotionally or behaviorally disturbed children. Data were collected through a series of eight focus groups with 26 agency collaborators across 11 counties in Ohio. Data analysis revealed two emergent phenomena: the process of developing collaboration, consisting of making initial contact, a trial period and developing trust; and the key ingredients of collaboration, focusing on interpersonal and professional qualities. Implications of each theme are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)394-405
Number of pages12
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Volume39
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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