Systems of care are:
Family driven and youth guided
with the strengths and needs of the child and family determining the types and mix of services and supports provided.
with the focus of services as well as system management resting within a supportive, adaptive infrastructure of structures, processes, and relationships at the community level.
Culturally and linguistically competent
with agencies, programs, and services that reflect the cultural, racial, ethnic, and linguistic differences of the populations they serve to facilitate access to and utilization of appropriate services and supports and to eliminate disparities in care.