Region V Systems
1645 'N' Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
Phone: (402) 441-4343
Toll Free: 1-877-286-4343
Fax: (402) 441-4335
Family & Youth Investment
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The FYI Professional Partner Program Celebrates 20 Years
WHAT IS THE FYI PROGRAM?
The mission of FYI is to tap the energy of families by renewing hope through investment in their strengths, individuality, family culture, life experience, and communities.
FYI is a wraparound program administered by Region V Systems.
The wraparound process is an intensive, individualized care management process for individuals with serious or complex needs. FYI is a voluntary program that is designed to be individualized, culturally competent, and strengths based.
Our purpose is to help serve participants in the least restrictive environment. FYI will assist participants, as equal partners, in creating, implementing, and modifying a plan organized around the participant’s own perceptions of needs, strengths, and goals. The Professional Partner’s role is not to provide formal therapeutic interventions (e.g., we do not act as a “therapist” or “counselor”).
Our philosophy is based upon the wraparound approach. Wraparound relies on the natural support systems of the family in its community. We believe that families with increasingly complex needs require individualized interventions, resources, and supports. We are unconditionally committed to helping families achieve their goals by working through their culture, values, preferences, and strengths.
What we do…
Each child and family has a professional partner who uses the wraparound process to facilitate building a team dedicated to culturally competent, flexible, nontraditional, and unconditional care. The family is the expert, and the professional partner acts as a consultant to them. Each team creates a plan of care for the family which includes a balance of personal and community resources.
Components of wraparound…
- An individualized plan is developed by the wraparound team.
- The team makes a commitment to the unconditional care towards the entire family.
- Resources are coordinated to meet the unique needs of the child and family.
- The plan is strength-based and culturally competent.
- Child-centered and family driven.
Who is eligible...
FYI has four tracks with different eligibility requirements:
Traditional Professional Partner (PP): This track serves individuals under the age of 21 who are diagnosable with a Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED). Individuals eligible for this track may be involved with the justice system, at risk of being placed outside of their natural home, at risk of becoming a state ward, or dropping out of school. Parents are involved in all stages of the planning process to create an individualized plan for their family. Referrals can be made by anyone in the community including professionals, family members, and informal supports.
Prevention Professional Partner (PPP): This track serves individuals under the age of 19 who are diagnosable with serious/complex needs and are at high risk of becoming state wards or entering the juvenile justice system of care. This track is more intensive than the Traditional Professional Partner track due to the shortened length of stay of 90 days. Parents are involved in all stages of the planning process to create an individualized plan for their family that will prevent the youth from becoming a state ward. Referrals can be made by anyone in the community including professionals, family members, and informal supports.
Transition Age Professional Partner (TAPP): This track serves individuals who are at least ages 17 through 24 who have been diagnosed with a Serious Mental Illness (SMI). Individuals eligible for this track are at risk of entering or have entered the adult emergency system. TAPP’s referrals can be made by anyone in the community including professionals, family members, and informal supports with priority given to referrals from providers in the adult emergency system.
Child and Family Services Professional Partner (CFS-PP): This track serves individuals under the age of 19 who have come to the attention of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NE-DHHS), Child and Family Services Division. The primary goal is to provide wraparound supports for up to six months and connect families to existing community-based services to safely maintain children within the home and increase family stability. CFS-PP referrals can only be made by the NE-DHHS, Child and Family Services Division.
The FYI program is required to complete a financial assessment for each family referred. For families meeting the financial eligibility criterion, there is no cost to participate. For families not meeting the financial eligibility criterion, the option of paying a monthly rate for participation is available [exception: for the CFS track, a financial eligibility assessment is not required by DHHS].