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In the Wayne County System of Care. youth family and system leaders work together as equal and trusted partners to create sustainable change to empower those involved in youth-serving systems to be responsible and accountable for outcomes that lead to the fulfillment of hopes and dreams.


The Leadership Team is committed to acting in accordance with and consistent with the PA System of Care Standards by developing strategies and implementing them to improve the community system of child/family care and services, effectively coordinating all of those services within Wayne County such that services are individualized, family driven and family strength-based thus assuring a greater opportunity for family success and independence.

Leadership Team

Core members of the Leadership Team are considered the steering principles of the team. Steering members include representatives of families who have been served by child/family service systems, and community child/family service provider organizations, and each have one vote.

At least one quarter of the SoC Leadership Team is comprised of family members and another quarter of the SoC Leadership Team includes youth 16 to 26 years of age.

In addition, as required/proscribed by the grantor, the following child serving organizations shall have a representative member on the Leadership Team, as System Partners: Wayne County Office of Children and Youth Services; Juvenile Probation; Behavioral Health; Intellectual Disabilities; Early Intervention; Drug and Alcohol Commission; Physical Health; Schools/Education.

Other community providers/organizations who are stakeholders or who have a vested interest in improving child/family services may also be appointed as voting members of the steering committee, or may serve as non-voting ad-hoc members of the Leadership Team, and/or as voting members on various committees.

Leadership Meetings

General Meetings are held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at 9AM at the Office, unless another site, time has been designated to meet the needs of children/families.

Community Projects

  • Northeast Suicide Prevention Walk
  • Trunk or Treat
  • Safety Fair for Kids
  • Trauma Informed Care trainings
  • Suicide Prevention Training

Standing Committees

  • Executive Committee consisting of the Team Tri-Chairs ; the SoC Fiscal Officer; and the HSA Director;
  • Youth;
  • Recruitment;
  • Education/Training;
  • Cultural/Linguistic;
  • Data Evaluation.

Get Involved

Are you receiving services through any of Wayne County’s youth-serving systems? Have you in the past?

The Wayne County System of Care wants you to partner with the leaders of these systems and share your opinions and knowledge so we may better serve those in our community. Your voice and personal experiences can bring to light new ideas and perspectives to improve the care of the children & families who are actively seeking our help.

Resources and Links

Wayne County

Behavioral Health Alliance of Rural Pennsylvania

State System of Care websites

PA Department of Human Services

PA Department of Human Services Office of Developmental Programs

Texas System of Care

New Mexico Communities of Care

Palmetto (SC) System of Care

Early Childhood Websites

PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning

Project ABC

Recognize Trauma

Partnership for Early Childhood Mental Health

County-Based Resources

Trauma Transformed (CA)

Seminole (FL) System of Care

Orange County (NY) System of Care