Clinton County Profile
County Lead Contacts
Peter Trout, Clinton County Director of Community Services. Peter.firstname.lastname@example.org 518-565-4060
Erica Leonard, Family Partner email@example.com 518-561-1767
Amy Weir, CCSI/SPOA Coordinator Amy.Weir@clintoncountygov.com 518-565-4004
System of Care Team
Clinton County Mental Health &Addiction Services- Stacey Beebie
Behavioral Health Services North, Inc. – Esther Piper (Healthy Families Clinton), Shelley Munson (HCBW/ICM Director)
Social Services- Linda Tripp
Health Homes/Medicaid Homes- Laura LaHart
Clinton County Probation Department- April Hamilton
Sunmound/OPWDD- JayAnn Stevens
School Districts- Tracie McCaarthy, Deena Lewis Mudler
Clinton County Youth Bureau- Kim Crockett
Special Education Parent Network- Laurie Booth-Trudo
North County Thrive- Brittany Trybendis
Youth Advocates Program, Inc.- Kasey Young
Voices of Tomorrow-Biandi & MaBelle
Families- Lumba & Rachel
- Collaborate with School Districts in Clinton County to create a Resource Center accessible to school personnel and families to support youth transitioning to middle school. This resource center will provide information on topics to include but not limited to; bullying, special education procedures/rights, and general information on health needs (emotional & physical)
- Decrease the number of referrals made to the Juvenile Justice System (PINS Diversion)
- Keep youth enrolled in school during periods of transition from Elementary to Middle School
- Improve relationships between families and schools
Clinton County is looking at connecting with schools to provide support and information to both staff and families. They are trying to collaborate with two school districts to use as a pilot project during “open house” events. The county is meeting with the schools to see how they can work together and also discussing having community cafes at the schools to improve relationship between schools and families
Clinton County has worked toward increasing youth and family participation in the meetings to gain feedback, and have been successful thus far.
A school directory and Clinton County Resource Directory was compiled and put online for families. Service providers and schools to access. Each document is an “evolving” document as changes are continuously happening with personnel and contact information. The Directory of County resources provides a brief description of what each provider offers and the contact information.
The school directory lists all the schools within the county and identifies key personnel to contact for services in each building.
System Of Care Expansion Planning and Implementation Activities
Cultural & Linguistic Competence
February 2, 2015- Cultural Competence workshop facilitated by NYS Success consultant Lenora-Reid Rose
NYS Success Youth Power! Consultant, Katie Rushlo, worked with county to start a Youth Advisory Council (Voices of Tomorrow) and continues to provide support and assistance with youth engagement.
The Voices of Tomorrow continue to meet twice a month Katie Rushlo facilitated a youth kick-off event with the YAC to get youth’s input on what was working in the county, and what youth felt was needed in the county.
An Artivism workshop was presented by Katie Rushlo on behalf of Voices of Tomorrow to youth in the county. This workshop included ways youth can express items they want to advocate for through art.
In May, The Voices of Tomorrow had an Anti-Bullying workshop. Jeff Sisson from CVES came to discuss types of bullying and how to handle bullying.
Clinton County is currently looking to fill the position of Youth Peer Advocate
NYS Success Consultant, Daphnne Brown, is working with the county to bring families to the table at the SOC Meetings.
NYS Success Team Orientation facilitated by Mary Coppola (Director)
Diane Buoni (Project Coordinator)
Daphnne Brown (FTNYS Consultant)
Katie Rushlo (Youth Power! Consultant)