The Frederick County Local Care Team (LCT)
We are a subcommittee of the Frederick County Local Management Board. The LCT strives to ensure that children and their families receive the necessary supports and resources to live in the community successfully. The LCT is an interagency forum for parents and service providers to seek assistance with problem solving for the individual child and family needs and systemic needs. Through discussion, the LCT assists with the identification of potential resources to meet identified needs of the child and parents.
Referrals to the LCT can be made by a parent or a service provider (a school counselor, therapist, etc.) utilizing the Local Care Team Referral Form. In addition to the Referral Form, and before the LCT can begin any discussions for a child, the Local Care Team Release of Info must be completed and signed prior to the meeting.
For further information on the LCT, process to get connected, and/or assistance completing the forms, please contact the LCT Coordinator at 301.600.1077.
Connecting with the Local Care Team
We are here to help and want the process to connect with us to be as smooth and seamless as possible. The LCT meetings are held on the third Monday of every month and may be scheduled on a case-by-case basis for emergency needs.
In order to begin the process to connect with the LCT, parents or providers may call Leshia Chandler, our Local Care Team Coordinator at 301.600.1077 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm the child is an appropriate referral for LCT. Once the child has been confirmed that they are an appropriate referral, there are couple ways to connect:
- The child's advocate (counselor, psychologist, therapist, etc.) can request the case to be added to the LCT agenda after both the LCT Referral Form has been completed and the Release of Info Form has been signed.
- The child's family can self-refer the child after completing the LCT Referral Form and signing the Release of Info Form.
There are many benefits of the Local Care Team!
- Help Frederick County Children with intensive needs receive assistance with the identification of those needs and suggest potential resources and services
- Refer children and families to care management entities as appropriate
- Open doors to make connections to available local and community resources
- Connect to advocates, systems navigators, and family navigators in the community
- Explore the need for diagnostic evaluation and/or residential treatment center
- Discuss a request for a Voluntary Placement Agreement (VPA) for a child with developmental disabilities or mental illness under 5-525 of the Family Law Article
- Listen to your concerns and worries
- Utilize the information gathered to improve the entire system
Please click the link for associated document:
- Local Care Team Referral Form
- Local Care Team - Release of Information Form
- Family Resource Guide
- Voluntary Placement Agreement Form