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SAMHSA awarded Indiana a 4 year federal implementation grant on September 30, 2014, to assist the state in implementing its statewide System of Care expansion strategic plan which includes the following components.
Population of focus
The population of focus is young people with mental health and related needs. We believe that all young people have mental health needs that would benefit from the support of the entire community.
To model and provide leadership, guidance, technical assistance, policy and change at the state level to ensure that a local system of care is available for every child, youth, young adult and their families.
All young people, surrounded by supportive adults, achieve wellness, engage in their community, and together, promote wellness for generations to come.
System of Care principles
System of Care expansion plan areas of focus
System of Care expansion goals
The local and regional community takes responsibility for building a comprehensive system that leads to sustainable success for youth and families. Indiana's System of Care (IN-SOC) is characterized by
Youth and family partnership
Indiana's System of Care is grounded upon creating a culture of inclusiveness for family and youth participation in all levels of system of care planning, decision making, policy development, outcomes, monitoring and process improvement. One of the core values driving a successful system of care is building respectful partnerships with families - resulting in the solicitation and inclusion of youth and family voice and participation at all levels of decision making. Youth and families can become active voices and partners by participating in the Youth and Family Subcommittee at the State-level system of care - or by being an active participant in their own local system of care governance.
For information about how to become involved in Indiana's System of Care Expansion initiatives, click here.