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Systems of Care Institute Projects

Our projects support an organizational philosophy and framework called Systems of Care which promotes collaboration and partnerships among governmental agencies, family and youth service providers, community based organizations and family members. The following list provides an overview:

  • Cradle to Career (C2C): Together with the SUN Service System, PSU is convening a collaborative of community leaders through All Hands Raised, called "Linking Youth and Family Supports." This collaborative aims to strengthen, focus, and increase the community supports for children and youth (P-20) and their families that contribute to youth academic success.
  • Family Involvement Matters (FIM): FIM supports school district teams in developing and implementing systemic and sustainable family involvement infrastructures. This collaborative project between Oregon Department of Education (ODE), PSU and Education Northwest utilizes a Systems of Care approach to foster sustainable and comprehensive systems-level change.
  • Inter-Mountain Education Service District (formally Umatilla Morrow Education Service District): This project provides services and supports to multiple counties in Eastern Oregon using Systems of Care and Wraparound informed practice. 
  • Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV): MIECHV supports pregnant women and families and helps parents of children from birth to age 5 tap the resources and develop the skills they need to raise children who are physically, socially and emotionally healthy and ready to learn.
  • Multnomah County Health Department: On behalf of the Multnomah County Health Department and MESD, our center provides training for Multnomah County School District personnel around Wraparound and Systems of Care with a focus on collaborations and partnerships to better meet the needs of children and families with mental health issues.
  • My Future My Choice (MFMC): MFMC is a research-based comprehensive sexual education curriculum for middle school youth.  PSU, with guidance from the Oregon-based MFMC Development Team, produced engaging and age-appropriate video and animation segments to coincide with the 10 session MFMC curriculum. The MFMC Development Team is comprised of youth and staff from DHS - Self Sufficiency Programs, Public Health and PSU in addition to other system stakeholders.
  • Nak Nu Wit: This project provides workforce development to support the implementation of a culturally specific Wraparound service delivery model administered through the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board. The Nak Nu Wit project is housed with the Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA). NARA provides health, mental health, and addiction services to Alaska Native/American Indian families in the Portland metropolitan area.
  • North Sound Mental Health Association: This project provides training and consultation around Wraparound and Systems of Care to regional and local agencies working with children and families in the Puget Sound, WA area.
  • Oregon Department of Human Services─ Self Sufficiency: This project enhances and expands professional development opportunities available to Oregon Department of Human Services Self-Sufficiency professionals. PSU delivers training, develops online courses and evaluates curriculum to ensure information and materials are relevant to current practice including the Enhanced Case Management Initiative.
  • Oregon Statewide: Systems of Care & Wraparound Initiative (SOCWI): This project provides training, workforce development and systemic support for the statewide implementation of a Wraparound service delivery model for children living in Oregon. Core principles and values associated with Wraparound, as outlined through the National Wraparound Initiative, serve as practical model to operationalize a Systems of Care approach across youth, adult and family serving systems.
  • Positive Youth Transitions (PYT): This project provides supports needed to design and develop community based prevention strategies to reduce homeless youth transitioning out of the foster care system.
  • Project Launch: Specific to Multnomah County’s Project LAUNCH, PSU is coordinating a cross-disciplinary training and workforce development plan to help children from birth through 8 years reach physical, social, emotional, behavioral and cognitive milestones so they can feel safe and supported and enter school ready to learn. 
  • Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSOC) Learning Collaborative: This collaborative is a community action group designed to use the existing structure within a community to strategize ways of addressing the full continuum of care for adolescent and family substance abuse from prevention through recovery.
  • Seniors and People with Disabilities (SPD): This project with DHS enhances and expands the training opportunities available to SPD professionals. Training topics include strength-based case management and Options Counseling sessions.  In addition, PSU is part of a national project focused on the development of core standards and competencies associated with implementing Options Counseling to fidelity.
  • Tulalip Tribal Community: This project provides consultation to the Tulalip Tribal Community around the infrastructure and prevention-based practice necessary to reduce the number of children removed away from the community for placement. 
  • Urban Trails (program within the Native American Health Center): Urban Trails, a program based in San Francisco, CA serves urban Native American youth and families using a culturally-specific Wraparound service delivery model. 
  • Washington Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery- Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe): This project provides training, workforce development and systemic support for the statewide implementation of Wraparound.  Based on Wraparound principles and values, WISe fosters cross system collaboration and person centered practice to better meet the needs of youth and families in Washington.