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Children's System of Care values and principles

PerformCare is the single point of entry for all children, youth, and young adults entering the New Jersey Children's System of Care.

PerformCare is the single point of entry for all children, youth and young adults entering the New Jersey Children's System of Care. We follow a service delivery model that is built upon a strong foundation of core values and guiding principles.

Core values

  • Family driven
  • Youth guided
  • Individualized and community based
  • Culturally and linguistically competent
  • Evidenced based

Principles

  • All children who need services should receive the same accessibility to services.
  • Availability and access to a broad, flexible array of community-based services and support for children, and their families and caregivers, to address their emotional, social, educational and physical needs, should be ensured.
  • Services should be individualized in accordance with the unique needs of each child and family.
  • Services should be guided by a strength-based, wraparound service planning process and a service plan that is developed in true partnership with the child and family.
  • Services should be delivered in the least restrictive settings that are clinically appropriate.
  • Treatment outcomes for children and families should be quantifiable.