Our System of Care is family-centered, strength-based, and community-driven. We believe that all children have the inalienable right to grow up safe, healthy, and fulfilled in families that love and nurture them.
Our System of Care facilitates a single point-of-entry model. This model brings consistency to the children and families as they enter the system and provides the team with a standard assessment of the child. This assessment enables the care manager to meet the child’s needs upon entry into the system to ensure proper initial placement of the child.
The first placement must be appropriate, as they need stability and security to manage this crisis in their life, with minimal emotional damage. Our System of Care includes the following services to most effectively meet the needs of the children and families we serve:
Teams are mobilized to assist in crises and stabilize the family in need, if appropriate. This is a 24/7 service that helps ensure children’s safety and stability in their homes.
Composed of family members, friends, care managers, and others in the community who may have a relationship with the family (e.g., teachers, clergy, etc.), this team is created to provide the family with the necessary support to ensure the success of their care plan. It also provides the family with a voice and ownership in their plan. Data indicates that this element is a pivotal factor in the success of the families utilizing our services.
Plans adjust to the needs of the family. As one plan does not fit all families, one method does not fit one family at all times. Many families experience different crises at different times in their lives, which would lead to various services.
We build a network of support around a family. The wraparound philosophy ensures the family’s needs are met with the appropriate services at the proper time.
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