2017 ORS 418.977¹
Core values
  • principles

This section is repealed
Effective January 1, 2020
Relating to youth with specialized needs; creating new provisions; and repealing ORS 418.975, 418.977, 418.980, 418.982 and 418.985.

Partner agencies shall participate in a wraparound initiative based upon all of the following core values and principles:

(1) Family and youth perspectives must be intentionally elicited and prioritized during all system of care and wraparound initiative activities.

(2) The system of care must:

(a) Include prevention and early intervention services as well as address the complex needs of the identified population;

(b) Value youth as experts, respect their voice and treat youth as equal partners in creating system change at the individual, community and state levels;

(c) Give families the primary decision-making role in the mental health care of their youth as well as in developing policies and procedures governing the care of all youth in their community and in this state including:

(A) Choosing services and supports and service providers;

(B) Setting goals for youth;

(C) Designing and implementing programs for youth;

(D) Monitoring outcomes for youth; and

(E) Evaluating the effectiveness of all efforts to promote the mental health and well-being of youth;

(d) Offer peer-delivered services within the array of services and supports available to meet the needs of youth and families;

(e) Be community based and include community partners, one of which must be a family-run organization with the ability to provide peer-delivered services and supports and participate in the system of care coordination and decision-making;

(f) Create a community of support for each youth and family that honors the youth and family’s sense of its own culture;

(g) Ensure that individuals are treated respectfully, compassionately and effectively in a manner that recognizes, affirms and values the worth of youth, families and communities;

(h) Protect and preserve the dignity of youth, families and communities; and

(i) Provide a means for eliciting feedback from individuals affected by the system of care regarding whether the individuals perceive that they are being treated respectfully, compassionately, effectively and with dignity. [2009 c.540 §2]

Note: See note under 418.975 (Definitions for ORS 418.975 to 418.985).

Chapter 418

Notes of Decisions

Where plaintiffs brought ac­tion under 42 U.S.C. 1983 alleging viola­tion of federal civil rights after defendant Children’s Services Division employees removed plaintiffs’ child from home following reports of abuse, CSD workers entitled to absolute immunity in investiga­tion, taking child into custody and keeping plaintiffs from visiting child. Tennyson v. Children’s Services Division, 308 Or 80, 775 P2d 1365 (1989)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 418—Child Welfare Services, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors418.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 418, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano418.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.