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System of Care is a philosophy that is at the root of a movement across the country which is funded by the federal government under the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is rooted in the belief that families, with the right supports, can have an equal role in the decision making and care of their children.
Monroe County's System of Care is based on a shared set of values; one of which is "family driven" and is defined as -
...families have a primary decision making role in the care of their own children as well as the policies and procedures governing care for all children in their community, state, tribe, territory, and nation.
Think of "family driven" as more of a verb "to be family driven" instead of an adjective... basically, families are meant to participate in the entire process of what it takes to create, manage and sustain services and supports, at all levels, across all child-serving systems. It means (including but not limited to) the following:
Specific examples can be found here.
Yes! Supporting families is a core principle of System of Care and Better Days Ahead (BDA), a service of the Mental Health Association of Rochester, specializes in providing supports for families who have a child(ren) with emotional and behavioral challenges. Learn more.
Meet other family members and caregivers who gather monthly to learn about a variety of topics ranging from child behavior to understanding Medicaid and anything else related to raising a child with mental health challenges and provide input into how to change the system. Learn more.
Children and adolescents with mental health issues need to get help as soon as possible. Here is a short list but click here for a more complete list of signs and symptoms.
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Funding for this website was made possible (in part) by Grant No. SM57043 from SAMHSA and in partnership with the Monroe County Office of Mental Health. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the United States Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.