West Virginia System of Care
Families of children with serious mental health challenges are more likely to get the help they need closer to home, thanks to the contributions of family representatives, youth voices, human service providers and public servants in West Virginia, working together through the West Virginia System of Care.
We're working together to make meaningful improvements in the way care and services are provided to families of children with behavioral health needs in West Virginia.
The West Virginia System of Care is a public-private-consumer partnership dedicated to building and maintaining effective community based services and supports for children and youth with or at-risk for behavioral health related challenges, and their families.
The West Virginia Commission to Study Residential Placements of Children was created by an act of the 2005 Legislature (HB 2334; Section 49-7-34 of WV Code), to achieve systemic reform for youth at risk of out-of-home residential placement, and to establish an integrated system of care for these youth and their families.
In 2006, the Commission designated the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources to provide oversight and implement the recommendations of the Commission, and to develop a statewide System of Care Implementation Team in order to direct, oversee and monitor all activities related to developing a System of Care for children and their families.
In West Virginia, public agencies and systems, service providers, families and youth representatives are working together to make meaningful improvements in the way care and services are provided to families of children with behavioral health needs. These changes are based on eight System of Care principles: