Fostering Collaboration, Cultural Understanding, Resiliency and Community Engagement
MYalliance System of Care is a collaboration between youth, parents,
schools and agencies working together to improve services in our community. This effort is focused on increasing access to needed services and engaging youth and families to help design the
programs that serve them.
The Systems of Care approach helps communities to see better
outcomes for youth and families including improved mental
health, better school results, and youth staying safe and out
Together with the community, MYalliance will meet needs and build upon strengths of youth and families.
MYalliance meets youth and families where they are, focusing on building trusting relationships and team approaches which foster self-reflection and meaningful change.
The System of Care Model
A spectrum of effective, community-based services and supports
for children and youth with or at risk for mental health or other
challenges and their families. It’s organized into a coordinated
network, building meaningful partnerships with families and
youth, addressing their cultural and linguistic needs, in order
to help them to function better at home, in school, in the
community, and throughout life.
The traditional community approach to meeting needs:
MYalliance System of Care Core Values
Family voice is heard and implemented throughout policy, program development, and service delivery. Services are “done with” the family, rather than “done to” the family. The family is seen as the constant in the youth’s lives, and professionals are seen as most effective when supporting the family.
Youth-Guided Through Youth-Adult Partnerships
Youth are supported in becoming advocates for themselves. Youth’s perspective is solicited, valued, and incorporated into their care and throughout policy, program development and service delivery.
Services are provided in the home and community first, recognizing that youth are best served in the context of the family. However, for some children this will neither be possible nor safe for their care. Efforts will be made to support the earliest possible return to the community.
Culturally & Linguistically Responsive
The services provided will accept, respect and give attention to cultural differences and seek to understand the knowledge, values, beliefs and customs that belong to particular cultural communities.
The services from one agency are planned in concert with all other agencies. Care plans reflect similar goals and interventions for the same youth and family. Professionals and family members communicate regularly to ensure care plans are coordinated. The family and youth, and their desires are the center of all care plan meetings.
Trauma Informed & Resilience Based
Services provided to youth and families will be provided by professionals who understand the impact of trauma on child and human development. A common lens is shared to explore “what happened to you” rather than “what is wrong with you.” Professionals, community members, and families will have ongoing opportunities to learn about the effects of trauma and how to support each other through adverse experiences and build resilience. Resilience is the ability to see and build your personal strengths and effectively use them to improve your wellness.