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Astor Services for Children & Families:
Strategic Plan 2013-2016

A Bold Yet Pragmatic Vision

A bold vision for the
future excellence of our
child behavioral health and
early education services

The Astor Services for Children & Families 2013-2016 Strategic Plan is a bold, yet pragmatic vision for the future excellence of our child behavioral health and early education services. It is created in an environment of change in the delivery of these services both in New York State and nationally, and it positions Astor to embrace the possibilities of change while being cognizant and prudent about the pitfalls.

Providing Assurance

Additionally, successful attainment of our goals positions Astor to thrive. Our children and their families will be assured with the highest quality of care, while our funders are equally confident that we are fulfilling our responsibilities through the provision of data-driven outcomes.

Outside drivers informing our goals and objectives include:

  • Medicaid and health care reform.
  • Privatization of services.
  • Increased focus on Outcomes and Evidence-Based Practices.
  • Paying for value instead of paying for volume.
  • Innovation, both in service and in business practices.
  • Provider Ratings.
  • Focus on family-driven care.

Guided by Clients, Measured for Efficiency

A map to the future that is
flexible, nimble and
open to innovation

Response to these outside forces requires that our goals and our services are guided by parent and youth input as well as measured for efficiency and effectiveness. Capacity and limited resources are challenges that do not diminish without sincere adherence to planning. Yet, the rigidity of former plans must be replaced with a map to the future that is flexible, nimble and open to innovation. Health homes, Regional Behavioral Health Organizations, Integrative Services and Mandatory Managed Medicaid are all new concepts paving the path to the future of children’s behavioral health.

Success In Learning Leads To Success In Life

Providing services that reflect
Astor’s core values of
Respect, Hope, Quality,
Partnership and Integrity

We believe this plan is a sound guide for us to continue to provide quality services that are mission-focused and always viewed through Astor’s core values of Respect, Hope, Quality, Partnership and Integrity. We continue to believe that success in learning leads to success in life and indeed that …Every Child Deserves a Childhood.

Read/print/download Astor’s Strategic Plan 2013-2016