Southwestern Indiana Regional System of Care
A System of Care is a coordinated network of community-based services and supports that are organized to meet the challenges faced by youth with serious mental illness needs and their families. A System of Care is not limited to traditional mental health services, and the goal is to “wrap services around the family.”
In 2011, Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. received a two year grant from the Division of Mental Health and Addictions to develop a System of Care (SOC) to serve children in Vanderburgh, Gibson, Posey and Warrick Counties. The purpose of the initial grant was to establish an inter-agency collaboration, referred to as a SOC, which will coordinate services for families who have children experiencing serious emotional disturbances. Services will include, but are not limited to, High Fidelity Wraparound.
F.A.C.E.S is our local System of Care organization. Currently, the council consists of representatives from mental health services, healthcare, child welfare, juvenile justice, education, Department of Child Services (DCS), social services, childcare providers, parents, the private sector and other child-serving entities.
Successful Systems of Care provide positive outcomes for children/youth including significant improvements in school performance, and a decrease in suspensions, expulsions, suicide attempts, arrest rates, placement changes, and PTSD symptoms.