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Nebraska Behavioral Health System of Care

System of Care is a framework for designing mental health services and supports for children and youth who have a serious emotional disturbance, and their families, through a collaboration across and involving public and private agencies, families and youth. It is a new way of doing business that brings together committed partnerships under one umbrella.

A System of Care connects and coordinates the work of State child-serving agencies, nonprofit and local governments, behavioral health care providers, families and patient advocates. It helps children, youth, and families function better at home, in school, in the community, and throughout life.

Committed partnerships among public and private agencies, families and youth have emerged under one umbrella called the NeSOC Collaborative to drive the work of the system. Equal partnership, among youth, family and system partners, is the guiding principle of the Collaborative at all levels.

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Youth MultiMedia Contest

Are you creative? Do you have a way with words, or visuals, or even video? We are looking for young people (age 24 and under) that are currently or have been dealing with a mental health challenge explain how they are more than a label or more than their diagnosis.

Young people (age 24 and under) who wish to submit an entry into this contest, may do so in one of the following formats (all artwork must be original work of the entrant):

  • video (not less than 60 seconds and no more than 3 minutes)
  • audio recording (not less than 30 seconds and no more than 3 minutes)
  • drawing (ink preferred for ease of reproduction)
  • poster (can be created with design programs - .pdf or .jpg files)
  • painting (no larger than 11 x 17)
  • essay (no longer than 800 words)
  • poem
  • photography

Read more about the contest by downloading the overview and release.  Entries are due by January 31, 2019.

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