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Title: Passport to the Future: Using the ePassport Program to Ease the Transition to Adulthood


1
Passport to the Future Using the ePassport
Program to Ease the Transition
to Adulthood
Ruth White, LSW, MSSA Child Welfare League
of America with the Community College Foundation
2
  • Agenda
  • Introductions
  • Overview
  • Demo
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion

3
Introductions
  • The Child Welfare League of America is the
    nations largest,oldest membership- based child
    welfare organization
  • The Community College Foundation is the largest
    contract provider of Foster Care Services in
    California (approximately 150 programs)
  • Whos in the room?

4
Obstacles
  • Foster youth, particularly those making the
    transition to adulthood, are faced with limited
    access to education and health resources posed by
    the fragmentary and often incomplete nature of
    their medical, school, and other important
    records.

5
The ePassport Solution
  • The Community College Foundation spearheaded the
    development of the ePassport system in the U.S.,
    which provides compilation, archives, and
    immediate access to these records for youth.

6
ePassports
  • Secure and portable storage medium
  • Empowers the youth to maintain and utilize their
    personal medical and educational information
  • Provides a tangible hook and key to the youths
    records

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Student ePassport Features
  • Instant access to information
  • Standard computer database design for easy
    integration
  • Information which prevent over immunization,
    medication interactions and misdiagnosis

9
Community College Foundations Work on ePassport
  • Developed and refined software and processes for
    ePassport smart card system
  • Extensive testing
  • California pilots LA, Amador
  • National initiative

10
National Foster Youth ePassport
  • Conduct a pilot in several metropolitan areas
    serving several thousand youth
  • Care Providers (Home, Medical, Educational,
    Social Service, and Dental) Participation
  • Pilot period to be 1-3 years
  • Assessment report to be published in the final
    year
  • Implement National Foster Youth ePassport for all
    Foster Youth

11
So, What does it look like?
12
Emergency Medical Information
13
Contact Information
14
Social Services Advisors
15
School Information
16
School Course Information
17
Medical Provider
18
Immunization Records
19
Birth Certificate
20
Independent Living Program Info
21
Phone Log
22
Advisor History
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Data Collected
  • Immunization history
  • Emergency medical
  • Basic medical history
  • Allergies
  • Educational records
  • Individual Educational Plans (IEP)
  • Dental history
  • Insurance information
  • Services available and/or provided
  • Demographic detail
  • Care provider
  • Current photo of the youth

26
How the Data is Collected
  • Primary Source originating source is best
  • Electronic elimination of duplicated efforts
    through automatic electronic transfer
  • Manual
  • Caregiver

27
Benefit to the Schools
  • Foster youth no longer have to wait to get into
    school
  • New students have immunization records to enable
    them to start school immediately
  • New students have credible education records for
    immediate correct class placement

28
Value to the Medical System
  • Provide a real and perceived value, make their
    life easier
  • Provide succinct basic medical records and
    history
  • Interfacing with other databases (electronic data
    transfer)
  • Database is updated with/without the childs
    card, card is updated the next time it is read

29
Values to Counties
  • Youth have basic records when they transfer from
    another county
  • Reduced work load for county employees
  • Consistent information from providers
  • Standardized documentation and reporting

30
Summary
  • Data is stored in a tangible, portable and secure
    format
  • Youth records are complete
  • Records travel with the youth from service
    provider to service provider continuously being
    updated
  • Information can be shared electronically from one
    database to another while protecting the
    integrity of each system

31
For More Information contact...
David Springett, PhD, President Community
College Foundation 1901 Royal Oaks
Drive Sacramento, CA 95815 916/418-5100
www.communitycollege.org
Ruth White, LSW, MSSA Housing Director
Child Welfare League of America
50 F Street NW, 6 FL 202/662-4282
www.cwla.org
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