BBI Texas

Building Bridges Initiative Texas identifies and promotes best practices and policies for youth and families receiving residential interventions. The goals of the initiative are to reduce readmission to residential settings, strengthen youth and family engagement in treatment planning, and sustain long-term positive life outcomes.

BBI is a national initiative. In partnership with the State of Texas and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Texas Center for Child and Family Studies shares the principles of BBI with general residential operation in Texas through trainings, strategic planning assistance, and other forms of support.

BBI Interventions Are:

Strengths-based Family-driven Youth-guided Collaborative Individualized Evidence informed Culturally and linguistically competent

Implementing Best Residential Practices:
Getting from Here to There

Full-Day Four-Part Building Bridges Initiative Virtual Conference

Best Practices in Residential Intervention: 8:30-10:30 am CT

- BBI Overview/ Framework
- One Program’s Journey – Residential Business Practices that Align with FFPSA
- Panel Discussion
- Break-Out Discussion

Youth-Guided Care – Who’s Life Are We Talking About? 10:45am-12:30pm CT

- BBI Youth-Guided Care Defined
- One Program’s Journey with Including Youth-Guided Care
- Panel Discussion
- Audience Q & A

Why Family Engagement Matters, No Matter What: 1:00-3:00pm CT

- Family Engagement Defined
- One Program’s Journey with Strong Family Engagement
- Panel Discussion
- Break-Out Discussion

Getting Started to Develop a Culture of Improvement 3:00pm-4pm CT

- BBI Highlights & Strategies
i. BBI Self-Assessment Tool
ii. Organizational Transformation Self-Assessment Tool
iii. Developing a Small Workplan
- Audience Q & A
- Close/Call to Action

The Building Bridges Initiative Texas will host a four part, full-day virtual training event on September 9, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to focus on best practices in residential care. The conference will include frequent short breaks and a half-hour break for lunch. All four parts of the full-day training will build upon the previous session to support residential stakeholders as they look toward implementation of the Families First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA). This training event will aim to give participants a take-home plan of strategies that focus not only on compliance with FFPSA, but also best practices that produce positive outcomes for youth and their families.

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