Youth Guided Care: What is it, why is it important, and how do we provide it?

A new WV System of Care toolkit on Youth-Guided Care has been added to our website, with tips, tools and resources for young people, families, service providers, and community leaders.  Click here to check it out!

Click here for a menu of all our West Virginia Toolkits to put Values into Action.

Do you provide the most effective care for diverse youth & families?

The purpose of culturally competent service delivery is:
  • To create a safe and welcoming environment at every point of contact
  • To ensure that all individuals receiving services experience culturally and linguistically appropriate encounters
  • To ensure individuals and families can participate effectively in their own care, and make informed decisions
  • To eliminate discrimination and disparities

The West Virginia System of Care announces latest state and national tools, links and resources to help service providers ensure effective, understandable and respectful care for diverse individuals and families – check out our Cultural & Linguistic Competence Toolkit!

Our new monthly e-newsletter – “Pathways”

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The West Virginia System of Care is happy to launch a monthly series of emails about what it “looks like” to transform West Virginia’s child-serving systems so families can find the help they need, close to home.  Our premier issue focuses on Family Driven Care and West Virginia’s success to date in monitoring and reducing out-of-state placement of children and youth.

To download Print-Friendly (Adobe pdf) versions, click on one of three targeted editions:

E-Newsletter Print Version – Families

E-Newsetter Print Version – Service Providers

E-Newsetter Print Version – Program-Policy Leaders

the print versions do not contain active hyperlinks; use the search box to locate content of interest.

March 2013: Call for Applications for “Circle of Parents” Support Groups

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March 2013: Call for Applications for “Circle of Parents” Support Groups

PREVENT CHILD ABUSE WEST VIRGINIA—Circle of Parents is a national network of parent-led self-help groups where parents and caregivers share ideas, celebrate successes and address the challenges surrounding parenting. West Virginia launched Circle of Parents in 2012 by training facilitators from six organizations to serve as pilot sites.
Based on the positive experiences from the pilot sites, additional organizations are now invited to join the Network and attend a Facilitator Training Workshop on June 4-5 in Charleston.

Download additional information and the application at this link. Applications are due May 13, 2013.

March 2013: As Affordable Care Act Expands Coverage for Children’s Mental Health Services, New Report Exposes Barriers and Opportunities

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March 2013: As Affordable Care Act Expands Coverage for Children’s Mental Health Services, New Report Exposes Barriers and Opportunities

PRESS RELEASE—With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act aiming to expand coverage for critical mental health services, a new study by children’s health policy experts at the George Washington University Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) shows that meaningful improvements will also require state and local governments to address the systemic impediments that lead to significant shortfalls in care.   Read More