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Systems of Care Institute

The Systems of Care Institute develops extensive statewide and local workforce development programs designed to promote sustainable systems changes across child welfare, mental health, education, juvenile justice and other related systems.

The System of Care Institute is committed to improving the lives of adults, youth and families by supporting the growth and transformation of systems and communities that serve them. We collaborate with communities to assess needs, build upon current strengths, and develop work plans for consultation, training, and staff development. Our approach to policy, practice, and technical assistance is guided and informed by the adults, youth, and families served, is culturally and linguistically responsive, and is maintained at the community level by sustainable structures, processes, and relationships.


The System of Care Institute provides:

Training & Workforce Development
  • Competency, skills, knowledge
  • All stages of development

  • Support for universities/institutes to develop training programs
  • Consultation for program developmet/curriculum
  • Distance and in person
  • All levels of Implementation

Systems Development
  • Infrastructure, process, implementation
  • Focus on sustainability
  • Facilitating groups, conferences, summits
  • Bringing systems together

Technical Assistance
  • Best practices
  • Guidance and operations
  • Metrics and indicators of practice

For information on our current work, please see our Projects page. For additional information about the Systems of Care Institute, please contact Katharine Cahn, Director, at 503.725.5914 or