Defining Stark County’s

System of Care

A system of care is a range 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 meaningful partnerships with families and youth
  • Addresses their cultural and linguistic needs, in order to help them to function better at home, in school, in the community as well as throughout life
Adapted from: Stroul, B., Dodge, J., Goldman, S., Rider, F., & Friedman, R. (2015). Toolkit for Expanding the System of Care Approach. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health.

 

Connecting Our System in 4 Years

Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR) is pleased to announce the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded StarkMHAR a four-year System of Care (SOC) Expansion and Sustainability Cooperative Agreement valued at a total of $4 million.

The purpose of the grant is to improve behavioral health outcomes for children and youth from birth to age 21 with serious emotional disturbances (SED) and their families. This youth-guided and family-driven program will support the wide scale operation, expansion and integration of the system of care approach by creating a sustainable framework as well as services that continue to meet trauma-informed and culturally and linguistically competent standards of care.

 

Delivering SOC Core Values

“Family-driven” and “youth-guided” mean the strengths and needs of the child and family determine the types and mix of services and supports provided.

“Community-based” means the central source of services (as well as system management) rests within a supportive and adaptive framework of structures, processes and relationships, all at the community level.

“Culturally and linguistically competent” means agencies, programs and services reflect the cultural, racial, ethnic and linguistic differences of the populations they serve in order to help connect people with appropriate services and supports.

Adapted from: Stroul, B., Dodge, J., Goldman, S., Rider, F., & Friedman, R. (2015). Toolkit for Expanding the System of Care Approach. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health.

 

Partnering With Our Community

StarkMHAR is thrilled that this grant opportunity brings a collaboration  with several community partners. Grant partners include:

  • Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities
  • Stark County Educational Service Center
  • Stark County Family Council
  • Stark County Family Court
  • Stark County Job & Family Services

 

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SYSTEM OF CARE BROCHURE
SYSTEM OF CARE BROCHURE

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