All children and families thrive and succeed within healthy communities.
As a leader in community planning, the Stark County Family Council promotes a system of care that protects and enhances the well-being of children and families by building community capacity, coordinating systems and services, and engaging and empowering families.
GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR STARK COUNTY’S SYSTEM OF CARE
Families have a primary decision-making role in the care of their children, as well as in the policies and procedures governing care for all children in their community.
Youth are engaged as valued partners in creating their own plans of care as well as systems change in policies and procedures.
TRAUMA INFORMED & RESILIENCY MINDED
The widespread impact of trauma is recognized and the natural resilience of every individual, child and adult is identified, promoted and nurtured.
The values of respect, dignity, nondiscrimination, and self-determination are promoted by working actively to understand the cultural values of families.
INDIVIDUALIZED AND COMMUNITY BASED
Individualized, strength-based care acknowledges each child and family’s unique set of strengths, priorities and concerns. Formal and informal supports are used to create a unique plan for each child and family.
The safety and well-being of children, youth and families is a responsibility shared by the entire community. As such, system of care communities join together in holding one another accountable for ensuring positive outcomes and sharing resources regardless of where the child and family seek help.