System of care helps parents and caregivers address the mental health needs of their children and youth while managing the demands of day-to-day living. Adequately meeting these needs requires multiple strategies and agencies. Some of the types of services that system of care coordinates may include:
• Care Plan coordination
• Care management ensures that planned services and supports are delivered and continue to help children, youth, and families move through the system as their needs change.
• Child, youth and family-serving agencies establish partnerships to coordinate services and supports.
• System of care includes evidence-based treatments and interventions.
• All services and supports are selected and designed in ways that are responsive to specific family beliefs, traditions, values, culture, and language.
• System of care is accountable for evaluating the outcomes of services for children, youth, and families.
What is Wrap-Around?
Wrap-Around involves setting goals created by the child or youth in the family. The goals can be just about anything! Goals like; getting better grades or higher attendance in school, addressing behavior, coping with trauma, overcoming addiction, building character, finding new services, and many more!
The process involves a team, chosen by the youth, and the team coordinates and supports the child to the fullest! The team members can also be anyone! The youth can choose: mom, grandma, grandpa, teacher, coach, friend(s), uncle, and church members, anyone the child feels comfortable with. Together the team members guide the youth through the services that will help them achieve their goals!