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.