ANNUAL REPORT 2015 12 working toward our dreams... Priority: Be a Leader in Trauma-Focused Care and Family Partnerships Why It’s Important: • Greater awareness of the impact of trauma on behaviors leads to more effective teams providing better care for youth. • Restoring and maintaining family connections is better for children and families. Priority in Action: • Youth at Woodbourne Center, Baltimore, experienced the benefits of trauma-sensitive yoga, breathing, mindfulness, and movement work through a collaboration with Holistic Life Foundation designed to aid youth in recovering from trauma. • Mille Lacs Academy, Onamia, brings youth and families closer together at the onset of treatment through Fam-ily Collaborative meetings. Youth and family members meet to identify their own strengths as well as the skills they would like to develop. Family therapy begins earlier, too, with 95% of fam-ilies having contact with a clinician within three business days of their child’s admission. How We are Succeeding: 95% of Referral Agents Consider NexusTrauma-Informed4 Percentage of Referral Agents responding “yes” with responses on 2015 Discharge Satisfaction Survey 95% I would consider Nexus to be a trauma-informed agency. Families Consider Nexus Services Family-Centered5 Percentage of Families responding “yes” on 2015 Discharge Satisfaction Survey A Strategic Approach to Realizing Dreams of Growth Nexus has 10 key strategic priorities that advance our organizational growth, develop-ment, and clinical excellence. • Exceptional Customer Service • Workplace Excellence through Training that Supports and Builds Staff Competence • Strengthen More Lives in More Capacities in More Areas of the Country • Build a Continuum of Care and be a Solution-Finder for Needs Outside our Continuum • Be a Leader in Trauma-Focused Care and Family Partnerships • Adapt Services to Better Meet the Needs of Our Customers and to Seek Solutions that Lead to Long-Term Family Stabilization. • Produce Better Outcomes and Efficiencies through Continuous Quality Improvement • Advocate on Behalf of Children, Families, and Communities • Establish an Endowment and Regional Development Efforts to Support the Mission of Nexus • Utilize Technology to Produce Efficiencies and Enhance Services In 2015, we made strides in each priority area, across all of our sites, honoring our mission of Strengthening Lives, Families, and Commu-nities Through Our Cornerstone Values. The following pages provide a snapshot of our work over the past year. 92% I would consider Nexus and its programs to be family-centered and effective at including family throughout the treatment experience.
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