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Zeb Demaiter

on 14 March 2014

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Transcript of Collaboration

Community Collaboration
The Road Under Construction
Increase Urgency
Build Coalitions
Enable Action
Quick Wins
Don't Let Up!
Make it Stick
This is our story of collaboration....
Lessons Learned
Increased youth deaths by suicide
More kids in crisis
Frustration and anxiety about how to help
"How do we stop youth from killing themselves?"
Identify key players
Build relationships
Attend to perspectives
Learn each other's language
"What's it like in your shoes?"
"Collective will" to do things differently
Identify indicators / success criterion
"Why are we doing this?"
Change the nature of the conversation
Who, What, Where, When & Why
How you say it matters as much as what you say
"Are we really hearing each other?"
Get leadership support
Maintain a problem solving stance
Anticipate challenges and prepare
"Are we ready to dig in?"
Create momentum
Build on success
Pick the low lying fruit
"What can we do now?"
Cross sectoral training
Communication tool
Attendance letter
Discharge documentation
Information sessions
Regular meetings
Ongoing evaluation
Maintain pressure but temper with realism
Recognize fatigue
"How do we press on?"
Celebrate successes
Keep everyone updated
"Will this ever end?"
Be self reflective about what we bring to the table.
Presented By:
Leslie Gaffney
, Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant CCAC
Mental Health & Addiction Nurse - Client Services Manager
Michelle Bates
, Hamilton Wentworth District School Board - Mental Health Lead
Dr. Jennifer McTaggart
, McMaster Children's Hospital,
Child and Youth Mental Health - Inpatient Unit Psychologist
Dr. Caroline McIssac
, McMaster Children's Hospital,
Child and Youth Mental Health - Emergency Psychiatry Psychologist
Zeb Demaiter, McMaster Children's Hospital,
Child and Youth Mental Health - Inpatient Social Worker
Work can't be done in silos! Collaboration is the antidote to silos.
Collaboration forces a shift from reactive to proactive.
Champions are just as important (if not more important) than sponsors.
Create the shared vision early on and use it as a guide.
Tend to relationships.
Honesty can push change.
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