MEMO: High Risk Youth Screen & Assessment Tool
From: Scott Whatley, Service Manager
Directors of Services, Judy Angeconeb, Amy Hardy and Bill Kuzemczak
Associate Executive Director, Rachel Tinney
Executive Director, Thelma Morris
As you are aware, the ‘High Risk Youth Screen & Assessment’ tool is used to identify which youth are deemed High Risk, both in ‘Open Family Files’ as well as ‘Youth in Care’.
We have made some minor changes to the document highlighting the steps for staff to both identify when a youth is deemed High Risk as well as when they are no longer deemed High Risk thereby allowing their names to come off the High Risk List. Please remove any old forms and replace with the new form attached to this Memo.
The Assessment Tool is required to be completed at a minimum of every 6 months for youth who may be considered or who have been deemed High Risk.
Check off the ‘Risk Factors’ and ‘Protective Factors’
Complete the ‘Analysis’ section identifying the youth as High Risk or Not High Risk
Set up a case conference with your Supervisor and Service Manager to verify it’s accuracy
If youth is identified as High Risk:
o complete the Youth Safety Plan, which is then required to be completed every 30 days, submit the completed Youth Safety Plan to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
o Submit the Assessment Tool & Case Conference notes to email@example.com and cc Lillianna Barkman
After 6 months, complete the High Risk Youth Screening & Assessment Tool again
If the analysis reveals the youth is no longer High Risk:
o Case conference with your Supervisor and Service Manager to verify conclusion
o Submit the Assessment Tool & Case Conference notes to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc Lillianna Barkman clearly identifying that youth is no longer deemed High Risk
o Youth will then be removed from the High Risk Youth List
Please Note: It is imperative that a case conference happens with the Supervisor and Service Manager each and every time. Youth Safety Plans must also be filled out with the youth and must clearly address ‘Risk Factors’ while re-enforcing the ‘Protective Factors’ identified in the Risk Assessment in order to keep the youth safe. In the Spirit of Mamow Obiki-Ahwahsoowin – Everyone Working Together to Raise our Children, youth safety planning should always include a strong ‘Circle of Care Team’ utilizing resources that are both community and Tikinagan based.