The Regina Intersectoral Partnership (TRiP) is an innovative approach to mitigating or eliminating varying levels of risk and victimization in a collaborative inter-ministerial working environment. The TRiP team has the capacity and experience to facilitate the type of multi-sectoral, family focused collaboration. More importantly, TRiP has already successfully mobilized a multi-sector team of human service providers around the needs of vulnerable families who face composite risk.
TRiP is comprised of three components; the 11 and Under Initiative (11UI), the twelve&up Initiative and a Community Hub. TRiP’s stakeholder representatives include the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Social Services, Regina Police Service, Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, Regina Public School Division and Regina Catholic School Division.
TRiP has four years of experience and two concluded evaluations on 11UI. TRiP places thoughtful consideration on the strategic alignment with Provincial Ministerial agendas and priorities. Additionally, recommendations from the Prince Albert Hub evaluation authored by Dr. Chad Nilson and learnings presented in the Two Tragedies Report (Saskatchewan Children’s Advocate) have been taken into consideration for the design and process for this model.
11UI, twelve&up and the Hub deal with individuals that have a specific set of complex and often interconnected needs. Each initiative is applied with those needs in mind, resulting in the most efficient use of developed partnerships with appropriate service providers. We function with a consent-based approach, where 11UI and twelve&up implement a coordinated custom case conference involving the family, ministry representatives and community supports. This approach guides a strength based case management plan which is developed specific to the child/youth/family needs. Ongoing follow-up and case management continues to a point of stability for the family.
TRiP’s strength comes from the consistency of resources (ministry stakeholder representatives) working with the same families from the same office. This dedicated group provides the most appropriate, culturally relevant supports and services with at risk children, youth and families. This collaborative approach increases awareness of need, reduces duplication of services and provides an efficient and effective use of resources.