A Community Collaboration
A system of care is a spectrum of effective community based services and supports for children, youth and young adults with or at risk for mental health and related challenges and their families that is organized into a coordinated network, builds meaningful partnerships with families and youth, and addresses their cultural and linguistic needs in order to help them function better at home, in school, in the community, and throughout life. *
Family driven and youth guided, with the strengths and needs of the child and family determining the types and mix of services and supports provided.
Community based, with the locus of services as well as system management resting within a supportive, adaptive infrastructure of structures, processes, and relationships at the community level.
Culturally and linguistically competent, with agencies, programs, and services that reflect the cultural, racial, ethnic, and linguistic differences of the populations they serve to facilitate access to and utilization of appropriate services and supports and to eliminate disparities in care. *
Monthly Committee Meeting
The Parker County SoC committee meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 4 PM. Please contact Ashley Lilavois for more information.
Ashley Lilavois, Project Director
Follow the link below to learn more about Texas SoC.
System of Care Employment Opportunities
*Source: Stroul, B., Blau, G., & Friedman, R. (2010). Updating The System of Care Concept and Philosophy. Washington, Dc: Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health.