Service Coordination

The primary agency involved may have a role in service coordination.

Parents/caregivers can assume the responsibility of service coordinator at any time and they can also relinquish this role at any time. In this instance, a service provider could then take the role of facilitator to assist the family in understanding the bureaucracy of the system to facilitate the process as needs arise.

Service Coordination could include:

  • Identification and coordination of services in a timely and organized manner
  • Clarification of information and processes
  • Sharing of new information
  • Advocacy
  • Ongoing support
  • Other needed support during critical transition periods
  • Jointly develop a care plan with current service providers, family and child
  • Communicate with other service providers to make sure the child and family receive the support / services needed