The NTTAC Partnerships for System Transformation Team brings 5 Things to know and resources about adopting the System of Care approach. Topics include addressing equity in policy and practice, partnering with young people and families, and collaborating across systems.
System of Care
A group of 40 parent leaders and agency staff from nine EC-LINC communities, with support from CSSP staff and consultants, came together to create this Manifesto for Race Equity and Parent Leadership in Early Childhood. This Manifesto and its 5 Commitments for Change outlines their vision, goals and strategies for the transformation they want to make so that all parents are supported and empowered to give their children a strong start in life.
This one-page overview describes roles that families can play in the System of Care, including policy and practice levels. Adapted from “The Role of Family-Run Organizations in Systems of Care” (Beth Stroul), and created by FREDLA (Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association) for NTTAC.
Healthy Transitions grantees implement a range of different service delivery models to treat and support young adults of transition age. These models range from more traditional youth-serving models to newer models that have blended best practice approaches for working with young adults. In this grantee-led webinar, presenters highlight their experiences implementing their selected service models and discuss key considerations for Healthy Transitions grantees.
Peer-to-peer helping is based on the premise that when young people have problems, they often turn to friends for help. This model is effective at improving school climate, linking students to formal and informal supports, and reducing youth violence, including bullying and suicide. The session outlines the essential elements of a successful program, and includes a grantee-led overview of the Natural Helpers program in Fairbanks Native Association, a Healthy Transitions grantee.