Children's System of Care

Wisconsin’s Children’s System of Care helps children facing a behavioral health challenge do better at home, in school, in the community, and throughout life.

Focus on wellness

State, tribal, and county agencies are working together to ensure services for mental health and substance use concerns are available to all children through Coordinated Services Teams Initiatives and the Comprehensive Community Services program. The result is a seamless network of services and supports known as wraparound. Wraparound is a planning process that brings people together from different parts of the child’s life. This team creates a wellness plan built around the child’s strengths and needs to meet the goals of the child and their family. The goal is a system of care in which children and families are valued, understood, and supported in their communities. 

Select one of the following options for more information on Wisconsin’s Children’s System of Care.

Information for families

Services and supports for children facing a behavioral health challenge are available in all Wisconsin counties and tribes. 

Information for county and tribal behavioral health agencies

The behavioral health community must work together to ensure the success of Wisconsin’s Children’s System of Care. These resources are designed to help counties and tribes transform their local systems to meet the goals of this effort.

Counties and tribes that need assistance to transform their system of care for children to meet the goals of Wisconsin’s System of Care should contact their Coordinated Services Teams Initiatives coordinator and/or Comprehensive Community Services coordinator in the Division of Care and Treatment Services. 

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Last Revised: May 8, 2020