Systems of Care
Resources regarding systems of care, a service delivery approach that builds partnerships to create a broad, integrated family-centered process for meeting families' multiple needs. Includes State and local examples.
Applying an Implementation Framework in a Systems of Care Context (PDF - 952 KB)
National Implementation Research Network (2006)
PowerPoint presentation outlining necessary steps in implementing a functioning system of care.
Collaborations to Meet Children's Mental Health Needs
National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement (2003)
A discussion of national technical assistance providers for developing systems of care and children's mental health systems. Teleconference participants examine the mental health needs of children in child welfare systems and strategies States can use to expand the availability and effectiveness of mental health services.
The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Systems of Care: The New Community Psychiatry
Pumariega & Winters (Eds.) (2003)
Handbook of community-based mental health treatment services for children and adolescents.
The Heart of the Matter 2: Integration of Ecosystemic Family Therapy Practices With Systems of Care Mental Health Services for Children and Families
Coffey & Pulleyblank
Family Process (2004)
This article describes how innovative systems of care programs have been most successful in increasing access to services and providing for coordinated services.
Systems of Care
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), National Mental Health Services Information Center
General information on systems of care, including a State-by-State guide to locate community-based systems of care.
Taking Charge: An Introductory Guide to Choosing the Most Effective Services for the Mental, Behavioral, and Emotional Health of Youth Within a System of Care (PDF - 2456 KB)
Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health (2006)
Provides a roadmap to help youth and families navigate the process of seeking help within a comprehensive system of care.
Technical Assistance Resource Guide for the Comprehensive Community Mental Health for Children and Their Families Program (PDF - 105 KB)
Center for Mental Health Services (2003)
Provides information about community-based systems of care for children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and their families.
State and local examples
Sarasota County Early Childhood Mental Health Partnership System of Care Evaluation
This project is the result of the cooperative efforts of child welfare agencies, organizations, professionals, families of children with serious emotional disturbance, and other interested stakeholders working to re-organize the way mental health services and supports are delivered and provided for in Sarasota County, Florida.
An initiative that seeks to improve the quality of life for children, youth, and families in the State of Oregon by improving child welfare management, education, mental health, and juvenile justice services and resources.