System of Care

What is the System of Care?

In 2019 New Mexico was awarded a Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Systems of Care grant. This is the third SAMHSA grant awarded to our state to expand the System of Care approach.

A system of care is not a specific type of program or service. Instead, it is an approach that combines a broad range of services, supports and stakeholders into operating under the same guiding principles.

  • Family Driven
  • Strengths Based
  • Individualized                         
  • Evidence Informed
  • Youth Guided
  • Culturally & Linguistically Humble
  • Least Restrictive 
  • Community based
  • Accessible
  • Collaborative and Coordinated

The systems of care approach seek to organize services, supports and stakeholders in responding to the behavioral needs of communities in a coordinated manner.

In New Mexico this approach is supporting the expansion of High-Fidelity Wraparound, Family Peer Support, Respite Services, YouthMOVE chapters and the development of a Children’s Mobile Response and Stabilization services.

Incorporating community members in the Systems of Care approach and initiatives is a key objective. With this in mind this grant is sponsoring governance meetings held at the local and state level. These meetings have the purpose of identifying systemic barriers to the systems of care approach and initiatives and developing solutions. Community members are welcome to attend these meetings, if you would like to attend, or would like more information on The System of Care in New Mexico, please contact us.

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