The NQ System of Care (SOC) is an advisory group dedicated to oversight of the recently implemented Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative. The Commonwealth recently settled a class action lawsuit (the Rosie D. Case) by implementing a broad scale effort to improve access to services for children through age 20 who are served by public insurance programs. The model is a family-centered approach to a team method of care intended to meet a wide variety of behavioral health needs for families. The model supports the values of a true wraparound philosophy, with family support at the heart of decision making.
The Community Service Agency contract is held by Clinical & Support Options, Inc. and the local SOC group is part of a regional network which includes both Franklin and Hampshire counties. A larger Area System of Care group meets quarterly to address systemic challenges and successes.
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The Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force's focus is on raising awareness of the local impact of substance abuse on all sectors of our community. Their current project targets the development of a Community Toolkit to provide all residents improved access to information and services.
This Task Force generally meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at the NQCC Office. Call 978-249-3703 or email email@example.com for more information.
Programs funded and/or licensed by the Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. Statewide HELPLINE: 1-800-327-5050 ~ www.helpline-online.com.
The primary focus of the Economic Development Task Force is on coordination of regional economic development efforts. The group encourages broad community involvement and is committed to using the local natural resources to develop the future economy of the region. One project is working on the coordination of marketing materials used to recruit new business enterprise to the area. A survey of all existing materials has been completed and the group is exploring options for a web-based link to existing sites where materials can be more readily available to potential business developers.
This Task Force generally meets monthly (except July & August). Call 978-249-3703 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Children's Health and Wellness Task Force focuses on coordinating local efforts to promote wellness for children. Areas of health include nutrition, physical activity, oral health and overall wellnexx. The task force works with community partners to build capacity for promoting resilient families and children.
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