Mental Illness an Interrelated Service Systems

Developing an Interrelated System of Care is the first step in determining the culture currently existing in the modern day workplace. It explores the issues that providers and consumers face as they seek to navigate common obstacles throughout our systems of care. Their struggles and the frustrations felt by caring providers are not unique but are shared universally among social services agencies who are consistently being asked to do more with less.

How can providers maximize their impact in a world of budget constraints and logistic restrictions? This program will go on to define “Interrelatedness” and its importance in the modern world of social services. No longer can agencies exist inside their own four walls. We live in a world of fast pace communications and expectation of high and rapid rates of return as well as success.

 BE PROACTIVE. BE PROFICIENT, CHANGE LIVES. This is the theme that runs throughout this introductory seminar/workshop.

How do we achieve more with less? How do we efficiently ensure the work that we perform meets the expectations the needs of the community? Finally, what are the common characteristics demonstrated by the most successful interrelated system? In a candid and introspective exercise, participants will evaluate their agency and the system of care in which they operate regarding its willingness or ability to become interrelated.

Fragmented systems adversely impact us in every facet of our lives. Nowhere is this more evident than when considered in the delivery of services to those most at need living in our communities. 

We must understand strengths and limitations on a macro and micro level in order to understand how we can effect meaningful change. Herein we will explore needs from a variety of perspectives throughout the continuum of care. 

·        Characterize the barriers to quality care commonly faced among providers and consumers of social service systems

·        Develop an understanding of the impacts of the ecological systems theory

·        Define an Interrelated Service System

·        Explain the characteristics inherent in an Interrelated Service Systems as it relates to macro level and micro level social work.

·        Explain the positive outcomes of an Interrelated Service Systems as it relates to macro level and micro level social work

What's included?

9 Videos
9 Quizzes
1 Multimedia
Michael Mackniak, JD
Michael Mackniak, JD
Senior Consultant

About the instructor

Michael Mackniak,JD is a "recovering attorney" who coaches and consults families and high performance professionals in decision-making and leadership roles. His work in the behavioral health field has garnered national recognition from groups such as the National Association of Social Workers, National Alliance on Mental Health, Probate Judges College and several others. 

Michael provides a team approach to consultation on the most difficult and challenging cases. He holds a law degree from Quinnipiac University, a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Bay Path University, is a National Certified Guardian and a certified brain injury specialist. His programs have received multiple awards and honors including national recognition from Eli Lily’s “Welcome Back Award”, NAMI’s “Hero Award” and the 2015 National College of Probate Judge’s “Isabella Award.”

Michael is the nation’s foremost speaker on interrelated human service systems and developing efficient and effective methods for the delivery of needed resources to our most at need populations.He is a pioneer in the care coordination field and lectures across the country to those providing services to the most at-need populations in our society.Commissioners, administrators, directors and clinicians utilize his practical approach to challenging systems issues in a world of decreasing resources and increasing expectations.

From his home in New England, Michael enjoys Fly Fishing and Falconry (His “F” Words). Along with his daughter, he raises chickens, pea-fowl and all of the mice and chipmunks that eat their food (as well as the occasional bear, raccoon, bobcat, hawk and mink).

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