What steps should I take when PSB-CY is reported
- Allegation of PSB-CY. When a potential incident of PSB-CY is reported by someone in an Army organization (i.e., DoDEA, CD/YP) or another source, the Family Advocacy Program (FAP) must evaluate the incident using the Non-Clinical Referral Tool (NCRT, DD form 3179). This process is a judgment call as to whether the behavior is normal, cautionary, or problematic. There is no incident determination committee for PSB-CY.
- Activation of MDT. If the incident is problematic, the FAP activates the installation multidisciplinary team (MDT) to recommend treatment, counseling, and appropriate interventions. The MDT operates as a collegial, collaborative relationship. Although the MDT is coordinated by FAP, there is no hierarchy. It is a shared mission activity to respond to the cases; it is a huddle.
- Who is on the MDT? The core membership will include the FAP Manager, and representatives from the CID, Child Development and Youth Program (CD/YP), and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) when DoDEA is the referral source. The membership can be expanded on a case-by-case basis to include the Staff Judge Advocate, the Medical Treatment Facility FAP, CPS, the Child Advocacy Center, and community agencies serving the installation. (See here for additional information on the MDT.)
- What now when there is PSB-CY? The MDT reviews referral, addresses safety needs, drafts an initial coordinate course of action and develops strategies for parent engagement.
- Follow-on activities. There are many routes for assistance for children, youth, and parents. Parents are offered support and services and trauma-focused assessment is conducted by FAP clinicians. Case management follows that includes MDT review of cases until case is closed.