System of Care
Crossroads Children’s Mental Health Centre also participates in the System of Care (SOC) Community of Practice, developed by the Child & Youth Mental Health Network.
A System of Care is:
- Comprehensive system of care for children and adolescents with a severe emotional disturbance
- Comprehensive range of mental health and other necessary services which are organized into a coordinated network (multiple domains)
- Collaboration and development of partnerships between and among service providers
- Innovative ways to meet the multiple and changing needs of the children and families served.
Core Values Inherent in a System of Care
- Child centered & family focused
- Culturally competent
Guiding Principles of a System of Care:
- Children have access to a comprehensive array of services
- Services are individualized
- Services are received within the least restrictive environment
- Families are included as full participants
- Services are integrated and coordinated
- Case management is provided to ensure service coordination and system navigation
- The system promotes early identification and intervention
- Children with severe emotional disturbances (SED) are ensured a smooth transitions to adult services when they reach maturity
- The rights of children with SED are protected
- Children with SED receive services regardless of race, religion, national origin, sex, physical disability, or other characteristics.