Goal #1

To increase knowledge and awareness of services and programs both currently available
and needed in the regional System of Care while promoting System of Care Values.

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Action Plan

01

Add system partner agencies' logos and links to their websites to YFC's website.

Target Date: September 30, 2022; update quarterly

Progress: Complete

02

Use meeting evaluations and Assessment data to select topics and arrange 6 presentations per year

Target Date: Rolling

 

Progress: Ongoing

03

Ensure presentations are made available to interested parties who cannot attend YFC meetings in real time

Target Date: 12/31/2022

Progress: Testing

Definitions

  • By System of Care, we mean the spectrum of effective, community-based services and supports for children and youth with or at risk for mental health or other challenges and their families, that is organized into a coordinated network, builds on meaningful partnerships with families and youth, and addresses their cultural and linguistic needs, to help them to function better at home, in school, in the community, and throughout life.

  • By System of Care Values, we mean the 3 Core Values inherent in the System of Care approach:

    • Family driven and youth guided, with the strengths 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.

Benchmarks

  • YFC membership includes representatives from a wide array of community partners, with a minimum of 5 of the following groups represented at any given time:

    • Adults with lived experience receiving services for mental health or substance use services as youth or as adults

    • Behavioral health ombuds

    • Behavioral health providers including but not limited to:

      • Mental health

      • Substance use

      • Applied Behavioral Analysis

      • WISe Care Coordinators, Family Partners, Youth Partners, Therapists, Supervisors/Administrators

    • City council members

    • College and university campus groups

    • Community leaders or organizations/coalitions

    • County commissioners

    • Department of Children, Youth, and Families

      • Child welfare

      • Juvenile rehabilitation

      • Office of Juvenile Justice

    • Developmental Disabilities Administration

    • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

    • Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault agencies

    • Early Learning – Head Start

    • Education/school district/educational service districts

    • Equity, diversity and inclusion leaders or groups

    • Faith community leaders

    • Family run organizations or programs

    • Foster care provider(s) and/or youth and family groups

    • Kinship groups

    • Legislators

    • Local or County Juvenile Justice

    • Law enforcement

    • Managed Care Organizations

    • Military

    • Organizations serving youth and/or families experiencing homelessness

    • Physical health care/public health

    • Prevention Coalitions / behavioral health prevention services

    • Regional advocacy groups

    • Tribes

    • Urban Indian Health Programs, (UIHP), urban Indian organizations, or other American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) lead organizations

    • Youth run organizations or programs

    • Others interested in improving outcomes for youth and families

YFC hosts a minimum of 6 presentations per year on topics suggested by members in monthly meeting evaluations and selected/arranged by tri-leads and makes information about the presentations publicly available on YFC’s website and social media accounts.

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