The Chautauqua Tapestry website has been created to assist our County to act as a system of care for children and youth with emotional and behavioral challenges and their families. You will find information and links on this site to assist you in participating in the system of care. Browse the topic categories and you'll find layers of information and resources at your fingertips. You will find our quarterly newsletter here and direct links to partner agencies. We hope you find this site a helpful resource. Please make use of the contact us link and let us know what you think! We wish you good health, the Chautauqua Tapestry Team.



What is a System of Care?


A System of Care (SOC) is a network of programs and services delivered to children, youth & families. Most communities have care services but do not function as one "system". SOC is an organizational philosophy that creates a framework for support recognizing that children and families have needs in many areas of life. SOC promotes a holistic approach in which all life needs are considered in planning. This empowers the child and family to determine the services they need with comfort in knowing that providers will work together to meet their needs. The SOC provides families the benefit to access a coordinated network of services and supports with a single comprehensive and individualized plan.


Guiding Principles of a System of Care:


  • Child Specific

  • Family Driven

  • Youth Guided

  • Community Based

  • Effective Practice

  • Culturally & Language Appropriate

  • Least Intrusive