System of Care
What is a System of Care?
A System of Care (SOC) is a network of programs and services delivered to children, youth & families. Most communities have care services but do not function as one “system”. SOC is an organizational philosophy that creates a framework for support recognizing that children and families have needs in many areas of life. SOC promotes a holistic approach in which all life needs are considered in planning. This empowers the child and family to determine the services they need with comfort in knowing that providers will work together to meet their needs. The SOC provides families the benefit to access a coordinated network of services and supports with a single comprehensive and individualized plan.
Guiding Principles of a System of Care:
- Child Specific
- Family Driven
- Youth Guided
- Community Based
- Effective Practice
- Culturally & Language Appropriate
- Least Intrusive
In Chautauqua County*
increase in linkages and referrals to community-based services and supports from 2020 to 2021
community members engaged in suicide prevention trainings across the county in past two years
increase in people accessing referred services from 2020 to 2021
* Data comes from our partners who are surveyed on a quarterly basis