A system of care is a spectrum 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, and addresses their cultural and linguistic needs, in order to help them to function better at home, in school, in the community, and throughout life.
The Nevada System of Care consists of a broad array of both behavioral health and support services. These services include both home and community based treatment, as well as out of home treatment services that are provided when necessary.
How the Nevada System of Care Advances the Delivery of Comprehensive Behavioral Health Care Services for Youth and Families in Nevada
Family Driven & Youth Guided -
Together We Can Do More
Working with several different providers can be confusing, even overwhelming, unless they partner with you as a team to focus on your goals, strengths, and needs.
In a system of care, each family defines their own strengths, the things they want to change, and the kinds of help and support that they feel they need to reach their goals.
The Nevada System of Care serves youth and children, from birth to 18 years old, who have serious emotional disturbances, while also providing support and services for their families and operates with the following core values that guide service delivery:
- Family-driven and youth-guided, with the strengths and needs of the child and family determining the types and mix of services and supports provided.
- Culturally and linguistically competent, with agencies, programs, and services that reflect the cultural, racial, ethnic, and linguistic differences of the populations they serve to facilitate access to and utilization of appropriate services and supports.
- Community-based, with the focus of services, as well as the system management, existing within a supportive, adaptable framework of organizations, processes, and relationships at the community level.
The Nevada System of Care also follows a set of Guiding Principles in formulating service delivery.
The Nevada System of Care Guiding Principles require the provision of:
- A Broad Array of Effective Services and Supports
- An Individualized, Wraparound Practice Approach
- The Least Restrictive Setting
- Family and Youth Partnerships
- Service Coordination
- Services for Young Children
- Services for Youth and Young Adults in Transition to Adulthood
- Linkage with Promotion, Prevention, and Early Identification
Incorporating these core values and principles into the Nevada System of Care allows for service provision that is created and individualized for the youth and his or her family.
The Benefits for Providers within the Nevada System of Care
The success of our System of Care (SOC) depends on our network of solid and reputable providers. We are here for you every step of the way in your quest to provide the best services to the youth and families of Nevada that you serve. When you are accepted as a provider in the Nevada System of Care just some of what we provide to you at no cost, are:
- Assistance with identifying funding sources for your agency.
- Assistance with learning about Nevada Medicaid program.
- Trainings for your staff, (selected trainings with CEU'S available to those who qualify).
- Promotion of your program and agency via the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) System of Care website, social media pages, and newsletter.
- Quality Assurance and oversight for program and evidenced based practice that your program provides.
- Affiliation with Nevada System of Care; ability to use SOC logo in literature, access to technical assistance from DCFS,
- Networking possibilities with other SOC providers.
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