Government of New Brunswick

The ISD framework aims to contribute to the following outcomes:

Positive Child and Youth Development, such as:

  • —  Enhanced family and community attachments
  • —  Increased school engagement and academic success
  • —  Increased school retention rates
  • —  Decreased levels of high risk/complex needs
  • —  Positive growth and development of children and youth
  • —  Increased diversion of youth from the criminal justice system

Accessible and Timely Services, such as:

  • Increased awareness of service availability on a continuum among family members and service providers
  • Increased identification of needs at earlier stage (prevention and early intervention)
  • Decreased wait time for assessment and direct service provision

Effective Case Planning Practices, such as:

  • Increased continuity of case planning for children, youth and their families
  • Increased capacity to adjust service intensity and duration according to child and family needs
  • Increased collaboration between partners to ensure multi-disciplinary intervention approaches and integrated ownership of common case plans

Enhanced Relationships, such as:

  • Enhanced collaborative alliances among service providers and youth and their families
  • Increased sharing of information among partners and collaboration with community stakeholders
  • Increased job satisfaction among services providers who serve youth, children and their families

System Efficiencies, such as:

  • Increased co-ordination of services/resources provided by partners and community
  • Increased collaboration between partners in the provision of services and assessments, and reduction of redundancies and duplications
  • Enhanced information management processes
  • Enhanced regional service delivery capacity

Effective Use of Resources, such as:

  • Decreased use of out-of-home placements pending assessment and intervention services
  • Provision of, and access to, the right service, at the right time at the right intensity