The Society of Care is a leading trauma and resilience resource for young Native Americans and their families initiative Nebraska. We are an innovative concept that provides quality care, continues to expand its scope and increases the accessibility of its services.
We strive to meet relatives and communities where their needs lie, respecting the uniqueness of each. Our model of care includes:
Trauma-trained licensed individual counseling
Traditional healing approaches
Youth empowerment and leadership development
Family and parenting support
Work to advance health equity
We launched as System of Care project supported by SAMHSA and continue to attempt to adhere to the ideals presented in the System of Care definition and model:
A spectrum of community-based services and supports for children and youth with or at risk for mental health or other challenges and their families, that is organized into a coordinated network, builds meaningful partnerships with families and youth, and addresses their cultural and linguistic needs, in order to help them function better at home, in school, in the community, and throughout life.
B. Stroul, G. Blau, R. Friedman (2010) – Updating the System of Care concept and philosophy. Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Center for Child & Human Development, National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health
The system of care model is an organizational philosophy and framework that involves collaboration across agencies, families, and youth for the purpose of improving services and access and expanding the array of coordinated community-based, culturally and linguistically competent services and supports for children and youth with a serious emotional disturbance and their families. The system of care philosophy is built upon these core values and guiding principles.