difficult child has never had a case manager- except for PO who called herself a case manager, although she never coordinated anything for difficult child. difficult child is in state juvy now, as you all know and I spoke to his case manager there last week. Ive been getting paperwork together that they need. I had to send permission for a temporary IEP to the school dept there and shot history to the infirmary. Then I had to send a form in about medication insurance- all these forms went to different addresses/people. The CM told me last week that the corrections division, mental health/physical health, and school divisions were all separate and no one from the other divisions see the records rec'd or kept for another division. She said she didn't have a clue what mental health records had been rec'd b/cc she only keeps up with the corrections portion. I'm putting together a package of the most important mental health stuff to send her so she can get it to the right people- although if I wasn't doing this, she wouldn't even be looking at them. I thought the role of any case manager was to have everything go through them and be the one person that has seen all sides and coordinate various disciplines and be the one who knows what both the right hand and left hand are doing, so to speak. Is that not correct? I realize I can't change what they do or how they do things, but I'm finding this disappointing. I thought a real benefit from difficult child being turned over to the state would be that one person (besides me) would finally see what the various different disciplines are saying, requiring, recommending, etc.