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The Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network provides a comprehensive and integrated array of services/supports which inspires hope and promotes recovery/self-determination.  Children, youth and families with co-occurring mental health, substance abuse and physical health conditions receive services within a system of care that is:

Community-Based: 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.

Family-Centered: families have a primary decision making role in the care of their own children as well as the policies and procedures governing care for all children in their community.

Youth-Guided: means that young people have the right to be empowered, educated, and given a decision making role in the care of their own lives. This includes giving young people a sustainable voice and then listening to that voice.

Cultural and Linguistically Responsive: organizations, programs, and services are relevant and unique to each individual and family's cultural, linguistic, and social needs.

Trauma Informed: when organizations, programs, and services are based on an understanding of the vulnerabilities or triggers of trauma survivors that traditional service delivery approaches may exacerbate, so that these services and programs can be more supportive and avoid re-traumatization. (Download educational flyers below for teaching and training purposes)

Children’s Initiatives: programs, services and/or projects implemented within the network of care that show “evidence” and/or “promise” of good outcomes for children with SED. These services are: (download highlighted links)

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