CADRE San diego and ccisc
San Diego County CADRE is committed to improving the lives of people with mental health and substance use issues.
This Web site shares the story of our vision-driven system "transformation" process for re-designing San Diego County's behavioral health and related service delivery systems. The transformation process takes place AT EVERY LEVEL and includes areas of policy, program, procedure, and practice in all organizations and providers.
The ultimate goal of San Diego County CADRE is to help develop an entire system of care that is welcoming, recovery-oriented, integrated, trauma-informed, and culturally competent. The ultimate goal is to most effectively meet the needs of individuals and families with multiple co-occurring conditions of all types, including mental health, substance abuse, medical, cognitive, housing, legal, parenting, etc. We help them to make progress to achieve the happiest, most hopeful, and productive lives they possibly can. Read SAMHSA's working definition of recovery from Mental and Substance Use Disorders.
The CADRE is comprised of county staff and providers who are committed to the Comprehensive, Continuous, Integrated System of Care (CCISC) model of service delivery. CCISC facilitates stystem change through collaboration among all service providers:
THE FOUR BASIC CHARACTERISTICS OF CCISC
The Comprehensive, Continuous, Integrated System of Care (CCISC) model for organizing services for individuals with co-occurring psychiatric and substance disorders (ICOPSD) is designed to improve treatment capacity for these individuals in systems of any size and complexity, ranging from entire states, to regions or counties, networks of agencies, individual complex agencies, or even programs within agencies. The model has the following four basic characteristics:
System Level Change
Efficient Use of Existing Resources
Incorporation of Best Practices
Integrated Treatment Philosophy
In alignment with our values that reflect welcoming, empowered, and helpful partnerships throughout our system of care, we hope you will find this site informative, helpful, practical, and most of all: inspiring and motivating!