Children's Initiatives

Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network provides a comprehensive and integrated array of services/supports which inspires hope and promotes recovery/self-determination. Children, youth and families with co-occurring mental health, substance abuse and physical health conditions receive services within a system of care that is:

Community-Based

The Children’s System of Care focuses on services with the focus of services as well as system management resting within a supportive, adaptive infrastructure of structures, processes, and relationships at the community level.

Family-Centered

Families have a primary decision making role in the care of their own children as well as the policies and procedures governing care for all children in their community.

Youth-Guided

Young people have the right to be empowered, educated, and given a decision making role in the care of their own lives. This includes giving young people a sustainable voice and then listening to that voice.

Culturally and Linguistically Responsive

Organizations, programs, and services are relevant and unique to each individual and family's cultural, linguistic, and social needs.

Trauma-Informed

When organizations, programs, and services are based on an understanding of the vulnerabilities or triggers of trauma survivors that traditional service delivery approaches may exacerbate, so that these services and programs can be more supportive and avoid re-traumatization.

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System of Care is an approach to services that recognizes the importance of family, school and community, and seeks to promote the full potential of every child and youth by addressing their physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural and social needs.

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Children’s Initiatives are programs and services implemented within the network of care that show “evidence” and/or “promise” of good outcomes for children with a Serious Emotional Disturbance. These services are:

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Children, youth and families with co-occurring mental health, substance abuse and physical health conditions receive services within our system of care 

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