This guide was initially developed for organizations participating in the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities' cohort that supported organizations in making a transformational shift in operating models from traditional residential care to a new model that emphasizes a child- and family-centered values approach. In making the shift, organizations positioned themselves for sustainability as effective providers of child and family behavioral health services.

Transformation We Live By provides tools and resources to assist providers of residential treatment in moving toward a model of child and family behavioral health that:

  • Is rooted in evidence-based or evidence-informed services
  • Balances a child- and family-centered approach and values orientation
  • Fully integrates residential treatment with home- and community-based services and supports

It includes a blueprint for transformation and outlines critical activities to accelerate transformation related to building investment and support, strategic planning, and early implementation.

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