First introduced in the 1980s, the system of care approach aims to deliver culturally competent, individualized care that is coordinated across multiple systems. This framework is effective, but it requires periodic updates. This document builds on a 2010 update of the approach and responds to environmental changes, changes in health and human services delivery, experience, and new data. Specifically, it outlines necessary updates to the approach’s guiding principles, infrastructure, service array, and more.
The NTTAC Infant & Early Childhood (IEC) Team brings you five things to know and resources about trauma-informed approaches in IEC systems. Topics include foundational understanding, addressing equity, supporting families, and more elements of a trauma-informed system.
The NTTAC School-based Services Transformation Team brings 5 Things to know and resources about competency building: fostering school-based providers’ knowledge, awareness, and skills to support trauma-informed, systems-focused policies and practices. Topics include educator learning, quality indicators, policy development, and more.
The NTTAC Infant & Early Childhood Transformation Team brings 5 Things to know about infant and early childhood mental health in the time of COVID-19. Topics include trauma, stress, nurturing, and supporting children with loss and grief.
Several Healthy Transitions grantees have adopted and expanded the drop-in center approach, using them as tools for local behavioral health agencies to engage youth and young adults. This Healthy Transitions issue brief shares examples and lessons learned from the field across the various stages of drop-in center implementation, from early exploration and planning to full operation and sustainability