History and Guiding Principles of Systems of Care
Learn more about the development of the systems of care approach and find information and resources on the guiding principles of systems of care.
History of systems of care
A short summary of the development of the systems of care approach.
Guiding principles of systems of care
Learn about the guiding principles of systems of care, including interagency collaboration; individualized strengths-based care; cultural competence; child, youth, and family involvement; community-based services; and accountability as defined by organizations and experts in the field.
An Overview of Systems of Care in Child Welfare
National Technical Assistance and Evaluation Center for Systems of Care (2009)
Defines systems of care and discusses how the approach might be best applied in public child welfare settings.
System of Care Definition (PDF - 173 KB)
Hodges, Ferreira, Israel, & Mazza (2007)
Introduces an expanded definition for systems of care to facilitate discussions about system implementation and evaluation of impact.