Hello CAPP and PREP folks! Congratulations on being part of this statewide initiative. Some of you know who we are, and some of you are new to us, so we wanted to take advantage of The Hub and make a brief introduction to our new Technical Assistance structure at the ACT for Youth Center of Excellence. For those of you “old timers,” you’ve seen or talked with the TA team in one way or another (Jutta, Heather, Michele, Divine, and Beth). For you newer folks, HELLO from all of us.
With the new funding cycle, the ACT COE has developed a new structure for providing you with technical assistance. We have de-centralized the process so that we can quickly and personally respond to your needs. We hope this new structure gives you a chance to know us better, as well as for us to get to know you better so that we can provide more personalized TA for you. Each of you now has a specific “dynamic duo” comprised of a TA and Evaluation Team member. These folks will be your go-to contacts for any questions or technical assistance needs you may have. Thinking of making adaptations to your EBP? Contact your TA person. Have a question about the new online reporting system? Contact your Evaluation person. You can find out who your support team is here: TA/Evaluation Support Teams for CAPP and PREP (PDF). If you want to know more about what to expect, take a look at this Technical Assistance Guidance Document (PDF).
We may have already had the chance to talk with some of you through the Needs Assessment conversations we have been having with all of you. We have really enjoyed being able to talk with you, get to know you a bit better, and to hear what you’re looking forward to or what challenges you anticipate with this new funding cycle.
We are looking forward to working with all of you as we continue to support your good work with young people!