System of Care (SOC)

A philosophy of how care should be delivered. It is based on principles of interagency collaboration; individualized strength-based activities; culturally- and developmentally-appropriate services; community-based services; and full participation by families, including youth. There are various models in which to deliver an appropriate system of care: 1) Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) - A multi-disciplinary approach developed in the 1980s to provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to person with severe and persistent mental illness. ACT is a form of case management that is distinguished from more traditional case management. 2) Core Gifts - A philosophy that discerns between skills (what you have learned to do, although you may not feel joy in doing them); talents (what you have an innate capacity to do, but may not choose to engage or develop); and gifts (the talents that you feel the deepest connection to, most compelled to learn about, and eager to give). 3) Transition for Independence Program (TIP) - A system offering seven guiding principles that build on the premise of individualized, strength-based services: A) Engage young people through relationship development, person-centered planning, and a focus on their futures; B) Tailor services and supports to be accessible, coordinated, developmentally appropriate, and built on strengths to enable the young person to pursuer their goals in all transition domains; C) Acknowledge and develop personal choice and social responsibility with young people; D) Ensure that a safety-net of support is provided by a young person's team, parents, and other natural supports; E) Enhance a young person's competencies to assist them in achieving greater self-sufficiency and confidence; F) Maintain an outcome focus in the TIP system at the individual young person, program, and system levels; and G) Involve young people, parents, and other community partners in the TIP system at the practice, program, and community levels.

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