New Mexico Systems of Care!
A SYSTEM OF CARE is an array of effective, community-based services and supports for children and youth with, or at risk of, mental health or other challenges and their families. The array of services and supports is organized into a coordinated network, builds meaningful partnerships with families and youth, and addresses their cultural and linguistic needs. The goal is to assist children and youth and their families to function better at home, in school, in the community, and throughout life.
1. 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.
2. Community-based, with the focus of services as well as system management resting within a supportive, adaptive infrastructure of structures, processes, and relationships at the community level.
3. 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 and to eliminate disparities in care.
There are three Core Values associated with Systems of Care:
Did you know?
Mental Illnesses affect almost every family in America - and, by extension, nearly every family in our State. Most people recover from mental illnesses, but unfortunately many families don't recognize early signs of emotional and behavioral health problems or don't seek treatment for themselves or their children out of fear of what people may think.
One in five children is impacted by a mental health disorder.Mental disorders represent four of the ten leading causes of disability for persons age 5 and older.
1 in 4 adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.5%-9% of children in the United States have a serious emotional disturbance.