Children's MOSAIC Project
Providing Meaningful Opportunities for Success and Achievement through Service Integration for Children
A mosaic is a work of art created by arranging small pieces of colored stone or glass. Individually, each small piece of material has intrinsic value; yet, in the context of the other pieces, a larger picture appears with synergistic impact.
The Children's MOSAIC Project will use innovation to bring together each valuable piece in the community that contributes to the well-being of children. Together, we will create an integrated mosaic of services, networks, and informal organizations - a mental health system of care - that maximizes the positive impact on children in need.
The MOSAIC Mission
To braid resources together to cultivate the social and emotional health of children and families in the Springfield community.The health and well-being of children is at the heart of the Children's MOSAIC Project. It is an expansive undertaking which aspires to ensure that a comprehensive, interconnected mental health system of care exists for all children and families in Springfield, Illinois.
The MOSAIC Project will begin in one neighborhood, in targeted school settings, and in one primary health care practice during the planning year. The system of care will center around each child in need, and their family, utilizing evidence-based practices and interconnected community resources.
The goal is to meet a child's needs for healthy social and emotional development by providing services and support when they are needed and where they are needed. The MOSAIC Project aspires to expand to other neighborhoods, schools and primary care practices during the second and third year of implementation.
Goals and Objectives
The Children’s MOSAIC Project is designed to achieve three broad goals.
Implement the Screening, Assessment, Referral and Treatment (SART) model for all children living within Springfield Public School District’s boundaries.
Build the community’s capacity to offer all services/supports that children need to develop to their fullest potential.
- Enhance and expand interagency communication and collaboration.
Major objectives include annual screening for all children in targeted settings; increasing the number of children with a positive screen who receive an assessment and subsequent treatment, if needed; providing care coordination to all children with a positive screen; increasing the use of evidence-based prevention and treatment models; and decreasing the barriers to sharing client information among MOSAIC partners.
The Children’s MOSAIC Project is being funded by the Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF). The Foundation’s vision is to ensure every child in Illinois has the opportunity to grow up healthy. It focuses on funding projects that develop solutions to the barriers that prevent children from accessing the ongoing health care they need.
Who do I contact for more information?
Call (217) 757-7700 and ask to speak to someone with the Children's MOSAIC Project or send an e-mail to ChildrensMOSAIC@mhsil.com.