The SOC (Systems of Care) Approach

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Date Developed: 2016. Source: National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Online Course. Level: Advanced. Length: Series; various lengths.


The SOC Approach Curriculum was developed to assist communities, states, tribes and territories understand the What, Why and How of System of Care Expansion and help them implement, improve, sustain, and expand Systems of Care for children, youth, and young adults with behavioral health challenges. This curriculum was adapted from the Expanding the System of Care Approach Toolkit (2015) authored by Beth Stroul, M.Ed., Joan Dodge, PhD, Sybil Goldman, MSW, Frank Rider, MS and Robert Friedman, PhD. It consists of these 7 modules: (1) The What and Why of the Systems of Care Approach; (2) The SOC Practice Approach; (3) The Beginning; (4) Strategies of SOC Expansion; (5) Progress and Outcome Assessment; (6) Trauma Informed Systems; and (7) The Most Essential Component of the Systems of Care Approach.

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.