Foster Care and Social Care

Engage in Whole-Person Care

P-CIS helps care teams visualize the circumstances of the family for communication at team meetings. P-CIS organizes family data into easy-to-understand “Story Maps” so that families never need to tell and re-tell their stories and circumstances. ​

Working across the continuum of care, P-CIS connects electronic records for families who are co-served by multiple providers so that everyone can work from a single care plan.

Foster care & Social care


Closing the Loop on the System of Care

Opeeka’s P-CIS allows staff of different disciplines from one or more care agencies to work together and track any type of information about people in care, from an initial contact to post-care follow up. Designed to integrate with any platform or existing electronic record, P-CIS unifies information across the entire system of care. Whether data is collected directly in P-CIS or through electronic records, P-CIS’ allows organizations to judiciously share very specific information about people who are co-served, encouraging teaming, and coordinating efforts for multi-system and cross-provider care.

Family First Prevention Services Act

Opeeka’s Person-Centered Intelligence Solution (P-CIS) and the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)

The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) is a landmark federally supported opportunity to provide more supports and services to maintain children and youth in home-like settings with their natural caregivers and families. Certain requirements of the Act necessitate tracking and collection of additional information about families and how service systems identify and deliver care. This concept paper identifies how P-CIS will assist with critical aspects included in Part I of the Act.

FFPSA - Gather Needs & Strengths
FFPSA - Match Services, Supports, and Activities

P-CIS is an assessment and outcomes management solution designed to help organizations, agencies and their staff members to plan and guide person-centered care while measuring progress along personal trajectories of safety, permanency and success. It helps capture family circumstances in meaningful ways resulting in reliable, valid and consistently administered outcome measures affecting program participants or all persons receiving services.

P-CIS organizes information into areas of needs and strengths and tracks outcomes over time. It coordinates information about families into Story Maps, which better allows staff to recognize, understand, and respond to the effects of adversity or traumatic experiences using trauma-informed approaches that have proven successful for families with similar experiences. P-CIS transforms assessment data from any source or type, into a family report with notes for care plans, enhancing the information and the care delivery process.

P-CIS provides:

The ability to capture family circumstances in meaningful ways resulting in reliable, valid, and consistently administered outcome measures for all persons receiving services
Real-time monitoring features to ensure that care results in positive outcomes relative to practices, services, programs, populations, and agencies
Insights features to help to monitor level of care algorithms, placement decisions, program fidelity indicators, population needs, population outcomes, costs and more

A care prevention plan must be customized to meet the individualized strengths and needs of the child/youth and family. The first step is to assess and identify strengths and needs, and the second step is to match services, supports or activities to meet those needs and maximize or build strengths.

Often, gathering the information needed is an unstructured activity during which stories and emotions emerge and intertwine. Identifying and prioritizing child and caregiver strengths and needs is an orienting first step. Assessments which capture information about areas of strengths and needs are helpful tools to structure the process of information gathering. But professionals and teams often struggle to translate that assessment data into meaningful care plans. P-CIS uniquely supports this challenging task.

P-CIS provides visualization of longitudinal changes in outcomes as measured through assessment and reassessment. P-CIS supports defined schedules with automated reminders, a supervisor review process, and reports that measure change over time. P-CIS promotes practices that support reliable and valid outcome measures that are collected consistently and accurately for children, youth, and families.

System of Care
“P-CIS has allowed our organization to be more efficient.”
Jessi Esterling
Jessi Esterling
FaithBridge Foster Care


Stories of Success

"Through P-CIS success-focused predictive analytics, program administrators were shown that 100% of parents who no longer felt that “everything was an effort” were successful."

An Opeeka customer offers foster care preventive service to families. As part of the services, parents were administered the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D Scale). One question on the scale asked parents to rate during the past week if “I felt that everything I did was an effort.” The scale was re-administered upon discharge. Through P-CIS success-focused predictive analytics, program administrators were shown that 100% of parents who initially felt that “everything was an effort” at the beginning of care and no long felt that way at discharge were completing the program successfully. In comparison, 0% of parents who still felt that “everything was an effort” at discharge were not completing the program successfully.

From this predictive analytics pattern recognition, program administrators learned that it might be important for staff to focus on working with parents to evaluate why everything felt like an effort at the beginning of services when that area of need was endorsed. This data-driven approach to care was used to help staff adjust their approach to working parents in order to pay more attention when parents felt this way at the beginning of care.

P-CIS can be configured to alert staff with when clients endorse any particular item, or combination of items, of potential importance so that staff can be reminded to work with clients around priority areas of need. When staff are alerted to work with clients to address impactful needs, more people experience success in care, and staff’s sense of value improves.

See the Assessment Library in our resources for more ideas on assessments that might benefit your care model.