a network of community services and supports for children and youth with emotional, behavioral and developmental concerns
a process of partnering an array of service agencies and families, working together to provide individualized care and supports designed to help children and families achieve safety, stability and permanency in their home and community
a wide range of mental health and related services and supports organized to work together to provide care
A method of delivering mental health services that helps children and adolescents with mental health problems and their families get the full range of services in or near their homes and communities. These services must be tailored to each individual child's physical, emotional, social, and educational needs. In systems of care, local organization work in teams to provide these services.
A best practice model of providing mental health services for children that offers an array of services individualized to the needs of the child and family and integrated into all systems (school, social services, mental health, juvenile justice) involved in the child's life.