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How to Acheive TIP Model® Site Accreditation

Transition to Independence Process (TIP) Model®

July 28, 2019 Version

Requirements for TIP Model® Site Accreditation Accredited TIP Model® Site
  1. Transition Team & Supervisor(s) trained across all TIP Model® Guidelines, Core Practices, & other essential features by a Certified National TIP Model® Consultant, Certified Regional Consultant, &/or Certified Site-Based Trainer (SBT).
  1. Supervisor(s) trained in the use of the TIP Solutions Review (TSR) process.
  1. Entire Team conducts TIP Solutions Review (TSR) sessions on a minimum of 2 youth/young adults per month, using the YP Descriptive Outline format.
  1. Supervisor(s) & Transition Team are monitored/mentored in the TIP Solutions Review (TSR) process at least twice during the first 9-mos. of the implementation phase of the TIP Model® at the site. This mentoring of the TSR process can occur in-person or by teleconference with the Consultant using the TSR Monitoring & Mentoring Checklist. The TSR Checklist can also be used by a Supervisor as a self-help guide.
  1. Supervisor(s) coached in Supervisory Coaching Methods to facilitate the adoption & application of the TIP Model® Guidelines, Core Practices, & other essential features by all of the Transition Team personnel.
  1. Certified Consultant &/or Certified Assessor need to be on site for a minimum of 4 days during each 3-year site accreditation period (e.g., Assessor conducting Fidelity QI Assessment, Consultant conducting training sessions &/or recertification of SBTs).
  1. Establish & maintain at least 1 Certified Site-Based Trainer (SBT).
  1. Establish & maintain at least 2 Certified Regional Fidelity QI Assessors.
  1. At least 1 Peer Support Specialist is fully trained in the TIP Model® & works in concert with TFs as relevant for improving the engagement & progress of particular young people.
  1. Accredited TIP Model Sited: Initial Accreditation requires Team to meet Fidelity criteriab on 2 full TIP Model® Fidelity QI Assessments with at least 1 of the Certified Assessorsd for 1 of the Reviews being a National Assessor. Over every 3yrs Accreditation Term, Re-accreditation requires Team to: a) meet criteria on at least 2 sets of TF Interviewsc (or 1 set of TF Interviews & a YP Focus Group); & b) complete a full Fidelity Review with a National Assessor participating.
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a. These requirements can be waived for small sites (or based on other site issues) should the site leadership request such a waiver when applying for accreditation from the TIP Model® Certification & Accreditation Board, assuming the National Consultant &/or Assessor endorses the request & the Board approves it. Similarly for some sites, personnel such as Peer Support Specialists, SBTs, &/or Regional Assessors are not resources employed directly by the Transition Team’s own Agency, rather they might be available through the Community Collaborative.

b. The criterion for passing of the Fidelity QI Assessment is an average of 80% or better on each category, except the Documentation category on the TF Interviews is not required for site accreditation.

c. Each Fidelity QI set of TF Interviews involve the interviewing of 3 Transition Facilitators separately (i.e., TFs or other members of the Transition Team who are trained in the TIP Model® and are working directly with the youth and young adults).

d. The TIP Model® Certification & Accreditation Board certifies Site Based Trainers, Regional Consultants, National Consultants, Regional Assessors, National Assessors, & provides Site Accreditation as outlined in this Accreditation Table. Site Accreditation is for a 3-year term. The TIP Model® Board is affiliated with Stars Behavioral Health Group (SBHG), as is the Stars Training Academy.

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