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The PA SOC Partnership statewide cooperative agreement is one of many System of Care communities throughout the country working to bring youth leaders, family leaders and system leaders together in equal partnership to integrate the child-serving systems, so that desired outcomes are achieved cost effectively through evidenced based practice and natural supports.

The youth, family, and system leaders of Pennsylvania will work as equal and trusted partners in creating sustainable change which will empower youth, families and all youth serving systems to be responsible and accountable for outcomes that lead to the fulfillment of hopes and dreams.

Every youth and family in Pennsylvania will be able to access and navigate a unified network of effective services and supports that are structured in adherence to System of Care (SOC) Values and Principles.

SOC Standards

  • Equal partnership on leadership teams
  • Youth driven
  • Family driven
  • Integration of child-serving systems
  • Valuing natural and community supports
  • Assuring cultural and linguistic competence
  • Youth and Family Services and Supports Planning Process
  • Evaluation and continuous quality improvement

Download the PA System of Care Partnership Standards (pdf)

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“Threading Together Community Connections” - Fayette County

A fine time was had by all!  It was an interesting day for the Fayette County gang who hosted the
 “Threading Together Community Connections” event which promoted the importance of family, community and church.  The event was sponsored by a family advocate group called,”Improving Family and Child Services in Fayette County”. It was held Feb. 19th in an old Victorian mansion..very beautiful , wooden floors, gorgeous windows and little heat. Yes, a pipe broke a day or so before the event and well with hot water heat…that is not good. They all felt very bad about the chilly issue but spirits were high and that kept us all warm! Carol Over spoke at some length about Systems of Care (SOC) on the state level and the current state of SOC in Fayette County.
The parent advocates were speakers as well. The event was very well attended by 100 people considering  the weather that day it was clear everyone went to extra efforts to make it there. Lunch was delicious and everyone checked out the 20 exhibitors. The Keynote speaker was
Donald E. Sheffield, Ed. D., Education Consultant/President, TAME Inc., and author of
“Practice Makes Perfect – Not!: Excellence is a Habit”. He approached diversity and culture training in an engaging way. No falling asleep here! So if you hear of any other events happening down there in Fayette County you might want to check them out!

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