Society of Care’s core principles and values are embodied in our work.
The work done by the Society of Care is driven by the following guiding principles.
Caring Deeply: The promise to see each individual as a relative worthy of quality time, respect and culturally sensitive care.
Transforming Lives: The lasting impact of clinical and cultural interventions.
Healing Communities: Building upon the resilience of relatives to unite in building brighter futures.
The care is family-driven, with the needs of the child and family dictating the types and mix of services provided. Family driven means that families have a primary decision-making role in the care of their children, as well as in the policies and procedures governing care for all children in their community, state, tribe, territory, and nation. This includes:
Choosing supports, services, and providers
Designing and implementing programs
Determining the effectiveness of all efforts to promote the mental health of children and youth.
Our care is youth guided. Youth guided means that youth are engaged as equal partners in creating systems change in policies and procedures at the individual, community, state, and national levels.
Needed services and informal supports are available within the community, accessible and culturally and linguistically competent. Community-based services are enhanced by building partnerships with service systems and resources in the community and ensuring that management and decision-making responsibility are from community stakeholders.
Culturally & linguistically competent
Our care is culturally and linguistically competent, with agencies, programs, and services that are responsive to the cultural, racial, and ethnic differences of the populations it serves. Cultural competence is the integration and transformation of knowledge, behaviors, attitudes, and policies that enable policy makers, professionals, caregivers, communities, consumers, and families to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. Cultural competence is a developmental process that evolves over an extended period of time.
Each child or adolescent has an individualized care plan developed by the family team, with leadership from the child’s parents or legally responsible adult and the child or youth. The family team includes traditional service providers and also engages non-traditional and informal providers and supports. The individualized care plan refers to the procedures and activities that are appropriately scheduled and used to deliver services, treatments, and supports to the child and the child’s family.
Empirically supported treatments (ESTs) and evidence-based treatments (EBTs), both frequently referred to as evidence-based practices (EBPs), are important components of Society of Care. Additionally, there are other practices that may not be empirically based that work in culturally diverse communities that are considered and used if appropriate. These practices may be called practice-based evidence (PBE) or community defined evidence (CDE).
Our behavioral health providers are trained in trauma informed approaches. Our team is also attuned to historical/intergenerational trauma and provides education on it. We offer therapeutic services, cultural support, and re-education.
Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.