Continuum of Care uses a care planning process called high fidelity wraparound, an integrated, multi-agency, community-based process grounded in a philosophy of unconditional commitment to support families to safely and competently care for their children. The single most important outcome of the wraparound approach is a child thriving in their home with their family and maintained by normal community services and supports.
Wraparound is a planning process that follows a series of steps to help children and families who have complicated needs. The Wraparound process also helps make sure children and youth grow up in their homes and communities. It is a planning process that brings people together from different parts of the whole family’s life. With help from one or more facilitators, people from the family’s life work together, coordinate their activities, and blend their perspectives of the family’s situation. Learn more about the wraparound process.
South Carolina children with serious emotional or behavioral health diagnoses whose families need help caring for their needs are eligible for COC's services. Learn more about eligibility.
The Palmetto Coordinated System of Care (PCSC) is a multi-disciplinary partnership between families, youth, providers, and child-serving public agencies to help children stay in their home, school, and, when possible, out of the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. The PCSC serves all of South Carolina’s children and youth with serious emotional and behavioral health challenges.
COC's use of high fidelity wraparound, an evidence-based model of care coordination, is one of many services offered under PCSC. While the youth COC partners with can benefit from the broader system of care, COC’s focus will always remain on the successful outcomes and goals for the youth and family receiving wraparound. At a statewide level, COC works to continue successfully implementing and sustaining its care coordination model.
COC’s director is a member of PCSC’s governing body, along with representatives from five other child-serving agencies and three family members. Agency leadership regularly participates in various committees and work groups that guide PCSC’s development.