Fostering Connections Resource Center

Illinois' health and well-being monitoring model

Illinois operates a Child and Youth Invest Team (CAYIT) which is a team decision making model. These multidisciplinary teams are full-time and regionally-based and are responsible for assessing a child or youth service needs, identifying the resources required to meet them and assisting the worker in accessing these services. The CAYIT staff are convened whenever a child or youth's health or well-being is compromised or a less restrictive placement setting is required. The events that require a CAYIT staffing is often evidence that the child or youth's needs are changing or are not being met.  Read more.


The Fostering Connections Resource Center gratefully acknowledges the National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators for providing these summaries of state approaches. Please visit NAPCWA for the complete implementation summary.

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