Welcome to the Pennsylvania Care Partnership System of Care 

The PA Care Partnership is a statewide System of Care cooperative agreement and one of many System of Care communities throughout the country working to bring youth leaders, family leaders, and system leaders together in equal partnership to integrate the child-serving systems.

Who we serve

The purpose of the PA Care Partnership, System of Care Grant is to improve behavioral health outcomes for children and youth (birth-21) with serious emotional disturbances and their families. Including youth who are involved with multiple systems simultaneously. 

How we serve

The PA Care Partnership builds on the National System of Care philosophy to promote equality and trust among youth, caregivers, child-serving systems, and provider partners based on the individual community’s strengths and culture. The goal of System of Care is to modify the way that youth, families, government, and communities interact with each other so that:

​-  Youth and families are central to the design, implementation, and operation of services and supports.

-  Youth and family supports and/or organizations support individual youth and families and participate fully in policy and funding decisions.

All child-serving system partners collaborate, share resources, and coordinate with one another and with youth and families.

Natural supports are equally valuable as formal supports (i.e., paid services)

Communities engage and transform to become welcoming and supportive of all youth, young adults, and families.

Our Mission

To strengthen the collaboration of the Commonwealth and local efforts in weaving behavioral and mental health supports and services into a seamless system of care for children, youth, and their families.

Our Vision

Every youth and family in the Commonwealth will be able to access and navigate a unified network of effective services and supports, which are family and youth-driven, community-based, culturally-competent, and meets their individual needs. 

21st Childrens Interagency Conference

Conference Dates:

April 22 - 25, 2024
The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
State College, PA

Hosted by

PA Department of Human Services, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Bureau of Children's Behavioral Health Services, and the PA Care Partnership


The 21st Children's Interagency Conference brings together Pennsylvania's Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP) and System of Care (SOC) partners providing behavioral health.  The conference will provide an excellent opportunity for providers, county administrators, youth, family members, practitioners, and educators to learn about changing trends, promising and best practices, resources and various system of care activities across Pennsylvania.  The conference also will add a national perspective on a variety of issues including government, family peer, early childhood, youth leadership, and school-based mental health.  

Visit the confrence webpage for more information and registration:  https://www.childrensinteragencyconference.org/