The Forest Ridge Youth Services business plan is constantly in a process of development, review, and update.
Following is the most recent update of the Forest Ridge Youth Services Business Plan.
Sequel Business Plan
For the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2017
Forest Ridge Youth Services
Business Plan Fiscal Year 2016-2017
Goal 1. Work to achieve optimum incentives through Iowa RFP contract.
Objective 1: Utilize One Caseworker Model which supports the holistic view of a child's needs.
A. Utilize comprehensive staffing structure to include engagement of family at intake with an emphasis in increased communication while child is in care.
Objective 2. Individualize the Program/BHIS/Therapy services to meet the individual needs of each student/family during treatment.
A. Increase frequency of services early in program.
Objective 3: Forest Ridge will increase chances for student success, lower recidivism rates and improve overall outcomes for students by staying engaged with students and families post discharge.
A. The Caseworker will maintain weekly contact with the student for 30 days post discharge.
Objective 4: Forest Ridge will increase overall number of diversions from shelter.
A. Forest Ridge will employ a BHIS practitioner to provide in home services and community support.
Objective 5: Implement the new training standards as identified by the State of Iowa specific to services provided.
Objective 6: Forest Ridge will reach out and develop one new community partner per quarter.
Goal 2. Improve Staff Recruitment and Retention
Objective 1: Net two direct care staff each month.
A. Continue utilizing hiring bonuses for direct care staff.
Goal 3: Partner with the State of Iowa and MCO's to identify service gaps.
Objective 1: Arrange quarterly meeting to discuss service lines.
Objective 2: Attend Service Area Meetings across the state to gain a better understanding of service needs.
Objective 3: Position Forest Ridge to be the premier provider in the state for all girls.
Goal 4: Forest Ridge will track effectiveness of evidence based practices either currently in place or those that will be implemented in the coming year.
Objective 1: Forest Ridge will evaluate data and implement Evidence Based Models as appropriate to add value to our services.
Objective 2: Forest Ridge will utilize data to make informed decisions and monitor progress toward above goals.