Clay County Collaborative


Adverse Childhood Experiences Conference

October 4, 2013


September is National Recovery Month

Bill W. Documentary

Wednesday, September 18th, 7pm Fargo Theater

Sponsored by Prairie St. John's

Story Land is coming to the Moorhead Library!

Grand Opening is Saturday, October 5th at 10am

"Get To Know Me" form - a resource for parents of children with special needs and the community organizations that sponsor children's activities and programs

Children's Mental Health Resource Guide

for Cass County, ND & Clay County, MN


Resources for Community Organizations

Fatherhood resources

Communities Activities for Children with Special Needs




Resources for returning soldiers, their families and friends

It's Hard to Come Home

Operation Military Kids newsletter

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

Fargo Vet Center

North Dakota Vet Centers

Clay County Collaborative
715 11th St. N
Moorhead, MN 56560

Carolyn Strnad

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Interagency Plan Training Manual

This online manual is a duplicate of the three-ring binder you may have access to in your agency.  It was developed in spring 2009 by the Individual Interagency Intervention Plan (IIIP) work group of the Clay County Collaborative.  Please send comments on the manual to the Collaborative coordinator (contact information listed in the left sidebar).


I.  Introduction - If you're new to interagency planning or have some questions about the process.

-        Eligibility for IIIP:  There is no financial requirement.  Children and youth ages 3 through 21 who meet special education eligibility (have an IEP) and who receive services from one or more publicly funded agencies, such as Social Services, Public Health or Corrections qualify for an interagency plan.

-        Roles of team members:  parents and professionals

-        Families and their multiple systems

-        Other useful concepts in your work on interagency teams


II.  For the meeting

-        Interagency planning meeting essentials

-        Interagency planning process meeting guidelines (what’s to be done before, during, at the end of the meeting)

-        Facilitator’s script for a IIIP meeting

-        Model agenda for an interagency meeting:  list    |     checklist


III.  Sample documents

-        IIIP document guidelines

-        Family pages:  for family     |      for family with youth in transition (age 14-21)     |      for youth in transition (age 14-21)

-        Coordinated planning summary

-       Sample IIIP (blank):  Note – this document may look different from the sample depending on the software package the school district uses.  It will also look different depending on the age of the child.

-        Sample IIIPs (completed)

o       For a preschool child:  Lake Agassiz Special Education Cooperative     |     Moorhead Area Public Schools

o       For a child in elementary school

o       For a child in middle school

o       For a child in transition (age 14-21)


IV.  Tips

-        Tips for team members  (Remember to review the list of people invited to the meeting to make sure everyone has been invited)    

  •  CADI waiver service coordinator

  • DD waiver service coordinator

  • Rule 79 case manager

-        Effective communication on interagency teams

-        Troublesome statements:  things that just don’t work

-        People first language:  About people first language | People first language chart


V.  Other useful information

A.  Local resources

-        Who to call if you have questions about interagency planning and/or IIIP document

-        Information on community services

-        IIIP brochure

-        Clay County Interagency Agreement


B.  State resources

-        Minnesota Health Care Programs Income and Asset Limits table (effective 7/1/09 – 6/30/10)

-        Bridge to Benefits: a tool for families to use to discover which federal programs they may qualify for; available for Minnesota and North Dakota.

-        Interagency Services for Children with Disabilities Act

-        Minnesota State Interagency Coordination (MnSIC) website


Federal resources

-        IDEA


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