The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly created numerous challenges in service delivery. It has also been a call to creativity in that many of you in a very short period of time initiated new and innovative ways to serve people in a remote environment, by leveraging technology and other solutions. We applaud you for the work you are doing!
In the coming weeks and months, we will certainly continue to push the status quo aside so we can create new structures that will emphasize new ways of supporting people and safety with return to community for the vulnerable people that we serve. We are interested in hearing from you. If you would like to share, please take 15 or 20 minutes out of your day and summarize example(s) of the service delivery options you have initiated since the pandemic.
That is, please detail any practices that you have designed that go above and beyond to provide necessary proactive and reactive behavioral support despite the current circumstances (e.g., ways to train supporters remotely; engage with the individual; collecting, analyzing, and sharing data). To complete the survey, follow this link: https://odpinnovations2020.questionpro.com.
Responses should be submitted by August 14, 2020.
Our management team will review these and, as time allows, schedule a series of webinars. We believe the innovative models and structures you have been creating will add a new dimension to the work we do together and want to share these broadly with others providing behavioral services in an effort to encourage replication of these innovative practices more broadly. As I think you have heard, we are in this together!