In October 2016, Cayuga County received a four-year System of Care Expansion grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to enhance their current System of Care (SOC) through an initiative called Families Access to Services Team (FAST). Cayuga County developed their SOC in two ways. First, they aimed to improve accessibility to programs for at-risk children/youth and their families through an expanded multi-systems single point of access process. Cayuga County Community Mental Health Center (CCCMHC) leads FAST, in partnership with various providers within Cayuga County, including the Auburn School District, Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), Cayuga Counseling, Cayuga Centers, Department of Social Services (DSS), parent partners, and Probation. Second, Cayuga County expanded their SOC by increasing their service options and capacity. Cayuga County expanded the use of four programs: SafeCare, Positive Parenting Program (Triple P), Functional Family Therapy (FFT), and Multisystemic Therapy (MST). In addition to these programs, Cayuga County is participating in the New York State (NYS) High Fidelity Wraparound (HFW) pilot as part of their SAMHSA grant. Table 1 outlines each of the SAMHSA-funded FAST programs in more detail.
Center for Human Services Research, University at Albany, "Cayuga County Families Access to Services Team Year Three" (2020). Behavioral Health Services Reports and Research Briefs. 2.