Achieving positive results in mental health often requires supports and services from many different agencies and organizations. Creating an individualized plan for each family and forming partnerships among the various organizations that serve them improves coordination and helps prevent the duplication of supports and services. It is an all-encompassing Wraparound approach. With Wraparound, formal and informal services and supports work together with the family to come up with a plan that will achieve the best possible result. It involves the people that are most important to the family, builds on the family’s strengths, and ensures that the services provided remain focused on their needs. It also strives to help them remain in their communities, receiving treatment close to home, whenever possible.
Tens of thousands of children and youth with serious behavioral, emotional, and mental health needs have made improvements in almost all aspects of their lives. One of the greatest accomplishments is making services and supports family-driven and youth-guided. Family-driven means that families have a primary decision-making role in the care of their children and the policies and procedures governing care for children and young adults in their community. Youth-guided means that youth have the right to be empowered and educated decision-makers in their own care and the policies and procedures governing care for young adults in their community.
National data support the effectiveness of Systems of Care. This data has been collected for more than a decade and confirms that the experiences of children, young adults, and caregivers have been positive.
Strength-based planning that is driven by the youth/young adult/family.
Collaboration among team members.
Flexible funding for creative planning.
Evaluation to find out how everything is working.
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