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


Join your peers at the 21st Children's Interagency Conference from April 22-25, 2024, at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, PA. This pivotal event, hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services' Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and the PA Care Partnership, is a gathering of Pennsylvania's Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP) and System of Care (SOC) partners.

Why Attend?

  • Networking: Connect with a diverse group of providers, county administrators, youth, family members, practitioners, and educators.
  • Education: Gain insights into changing trends, promising practices, and resources in behavioral health.
  • Innovation: Learn about system of care activities and best practices from across Pennsylvania.
  • Perspective: Benefit from a national viewpoint on issues like government policy, family peer support, early childhood development, youth leadership, and school-based mental health services.

Who Should Attend?

  • Behavioral health providers
  • County administrators, staff, supervisors, and managers
  • Youth and family members
  • Practitioners and educators in the field of mental health

Register Now!

Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills, while contributing to the advancement of behavioral health services. For more information and to register, visit The 21st Children's Interagency Conference website https://www.childrensinteragencyconference.org/.