THE SOC PRACTICE APPROACH
What is the Practice Approach in SOCs? Module 2 defines the practice approach to Systems of Care with regard to four characteristics: (1) individualized services, (2) family driven, youth guided services, (3) culturally and linguistically competent services, and (4) coordinated services. In addition, the module elaborates on the “wraparound” process.
After introducing these concepts, Module 2 identifies the importance of youth and family involvement in Systems of Care and reports on organizations, such as Youth MOVE, that are intended to unify youth voices and prepare youth for leadership roles.
Finally, Module 2 emphasizes the necessity of cultural and linguistic competence in the SOC approach. In order for successful implementation, Systems of Care must convey information in such a way as to make it understandable within a variety of cultural contexts.