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|Children Come First (CCF)|
The Children Come First Advisory Committee is established by state statute to focus on systems of care that children are involved in and specifically the Coordinated Services Teams approach, which is a strengths-based wraparound service for some of the state’s highest risk children.
Championing collaborative systems of care for children and their families.
All Wisconsin families that include children with multiple needs – especially the largely underserved population with mental, emotional or behavioral disorders – will have access to comprehensive, coordinated and individualized care that is child-centered, family-driven and strength-based.
Methods used to achieve a statewide collaborative system of care (CSOC) include:
Wisconsin's Collaborative Systems of Care go by different names: Coordinated Services Teams (CST), Wraparound Milwaukee and "Children Come First" (CCF). All are names of initiatives which use the wrap around process to respond to individuals and families with multiple and often serious needs in the least restrictive setting possible.
This wrap around process is based on family and community values, is unconditional in its commitment to creatively address needs, and supports community-based options. Each child and family-centered team develops an individualized plan, incorporating the strengths of the child, family, and team members to work toward identified goals. Parents / care givers are equal partners and have ultimate ownership of their Plan of Care.