System of Care Across Tennessee

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Early Childhood Programs

About System of Care Across Tennessee (SOCAT)

In partnership with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS), the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth (TCCY) and Centerstone Research Institute (CRI), Tennessee Voices for Children is proud to continue our long history of System of Care work in our state through the System of Care Across Tennessee (SOCAT) initiative.  Our staff currently provide high-fidelity Wraparound services to children, youth, young adults (0-21) and their families in Clay County, Cocke County and Decatur County.  These services are designed to support those with the highest level of behavioral health need.  Each county employs a Family Support Specialist and a Care Coordinator who work as a team, with enrolled youth and families driving the services they receive.  

What is Wraparound?

Wraparound is a planning process that follows a series of steps to help children and families realize their hopes and dreams.  The Wraparound process also helps make sure children and youth grow up in their homes and communities.  It is a planning process that brings people together from different parts of the whole family’s life.  The Wraparound process is individualized to the strengths and needs of the children and their family and allows for children and family voice and choice in the process. 

Eligibility Requirements

The young child/child/youth/young adult:

  • Is between the ages of 0-21;
  • Is experiencing emotional or behavioral concerns that affect their daily life (i.e. having trouble in school, with their family, with peers or adults, with law enforcement, or children’s services);
  • Is having difficulty or is at-risk of being kicked out of pre-school, child care, school, home, etc;
  • Has been, is currently, or is at-risk of psychiatric hospitalization, residential placement, or DCS custody;
  • Is willing and interested in participating (if under 16, includes family).

*Additional information will be collected to determine final eligibility for enrollment into services.

Make a Referral

Anyone can make a referral to services.  Click here to learn more information and to download a copy of the referral form.