RESOURCES FOR LIAISONS AND CASEWORKERS

Liaisons and

caseworkers are

NYTD'S UNSUNG HEROES

THE BASICS

Liaisons, caseworkers, and other staff members are crucial to the success of this project. Whether the youth is in or out of care, you are usually our best connections to them.

 

As a caseworker, we need you to make sure we have the most updated contact information for a youth, but we also depend on you to work with the youth directly to finish the survey. This can mean having youth fill out a paper survey during a home visit, or setting up a phone appointment with us for a time the youth will be with you. This is especially important with more stubborn or hard to find youth.

You may hear from administrators Mandi Breen or Ruth Lindenfelser (most likely by email), or directly from interviewers Helen Burns and Wendy Falzone (by phone or email). If you have questions about NYTD or the team members you're interacting with, please contact Mandi Breen directly. Her contact info is on the contact us page.

17-YEAR-OLDs
  •  Scan or take photos of it and email it to mandi.breen@ocfs.ny.gov

  • Fax it to (518) 442-5732

  • Contact us and request a prepaid envelope be sent to you

  • Mail it to:

         The Center for Human Services Research

         Attention: Mandi Breen

         135 Western Avenue

         Richardson Hall 386

         Albany, NY 12222 

RETURN A PAPER SURVEY
RESOURCES

This year we're surveying 17-year-olds. Here are the main rules about who is eligible:

  1. Youth in an out-of-home placement or trial discharge on their 17th birthday in order to be eligible.

  2. The youth must turn 17 between October 1, 2022 and September 30, 2023.

  3. The youth has only 45 days to participate; this time window starts on the day of their 18th birthday.

  4. All youth receive a $15 gift card.