The System of Care includes intake, triage, assessment, referral, care plans, and case management, as well as tracking and evaluation, and provides effective and efficient linkage to services and cross-agency care coordination for children birth to 5 years and their families in South Los Angeles.
Peer Support Groups
Also, as part of the System of Care, Partners for Children implements two special projects – Kinship Project & Pregnant/Parenting Teen Project. These projects involve Peer Support Groups, led by Relative Caregivers and Pregnant/Parenting Teens, which provide participants with:
- Opportunities to connect with broader community and peers to combat feelings of isolation;
- Access to trainings and resources to support leadership development and advocacy efforts;
- Linkage to services to have a network of support to assist them with properly caring for their children; and
- Involvement in respite activities because self-care is important as they step back into these demanding parental roles.
Currently, 6 Relative Caregiver Groups and 3 Pregnant/Parenting Teen Groups are operating at 5 SLACWI partner sites, where over 160 participants are impacted each week.