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Delaware County System of Care

System of Care is more than programs and services: it is a philosophy about how care should be delivered. Emphasizing youth, family, and providers as equal partners in the planning process. The philosophy is comprised of the following principles:

Youth driven

Family driven

Collaboration among child-serving systems

Valuing natural and community supports

Culturally and linguistically competent

Trauma Informed Care Principles & Practices

Evaluation and continuous quality improvements

A planning process that emphasizes youth and family voice and choice with equal partnership among youth, family, and systems

It seeks to transform the way services and supports are provided to children, youth, and families who have mental health needs; involvement in child welfare and/or juvenile justice. Every youth and family in Delaware County will be able to access culturally competent services and supports that partner with youth and families to reach their goals while strengthening family and community connections.

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