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Helping Youth Promote Empowered Decisions for Change


H.Y.P.E.D. (Helping Youth Promote Empowered Decisions) 4 CHANGE SOC is a new development project funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). A system of care (SOC) is a coordinated network of community-based services and supports that is designed to meet the challenges of children and youth (ages 0-21) with serious mental health needs. Families and youth work in partnership with public and private organizations so services and supports can be effective including building on the strengths of families. Our system of care (SOC) will help children, youth, and families function better at home, in school, in the community and throughout their lives.

  • Strengthening the children’s department to increase accessibility and improve outcomes
  • Developing collaborative relationships and partnerships with consumers and providers to ensure programs and services include community voice
  • Enhancing and expanding existing children’s services for children and families experiencing SED
  • Families will have a primary decision-making role in the mental health care of their children.
  • Youth have the right to be heard as empowered and knowledgeable decision-makers in their care and treatment.
  • Expanded services for children including intensive community-based stabilization program
  • Development of Early Childhood Mental Health Screening Services
  • Intensive care coordination utilizing the wraparound approach
  • Expanded Mobile Crisis response and stabilization services
  • Peer services (parent and youth support services)
  • Children & Youth
  • Families
  • Local Schools
  • Community Mental Health Providers
  • Human Services Providers
  • Consumers
  • Juvenile Justice Network Providers
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Local Health Department
  • Local Law Enforcement
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Youth Leaders
  • Types of Case Management
  • Childcare
  • Counseling (individual, family, group, and youth)
  • Crisis intervention
  • Education/Special Education
  • Family Support
  • Healthcare
  • Independent Living Supports
  • Legal Services
  • Mental Health Information Resources
  • Advocacy
  • Psychiatric Consultation
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Self-Help & Support Groups
  • Small Therapeutic Group Care
  • Tutoring
  • Transportation
  • Vocational Counseling
  • Transition from youth to adult mental health services

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