Agency as a System

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You and Your Agency as a System

This paper talks about Children’s Crisis treatment Center (CCTC). CCTC as a system is concern with meeting the needs of children and families with mental health and those that have experienced abuse, neglect and trauma. The focus here will be on the School Therapeutic Services component, the connection it has to the system and the environment and attempt to bring to light whether CCTC is functioning in line with its mission statement. I will also be describing my place in the institution as a system. CCTC is a nonprofit organization and has been in existence going to four decade now and provides mental health services to children and families in the Philadelphia area. CCTC is system with various components and provides several services to people with physical and emotional trauma. The company’s mission statement is found on its website, brochures and is posted on the wall in the human resource office. The mission statement identifies what the organization is trying to accomplish. The statement reads “To passionately serve the emotional needs of children and families beginning in early childhood. We meet children where they are and help them reach their full potential regardless of their challenges”. CCTC is a system that is made up of seven components and four subsystems working together to form a whole. A system is an organized whole made up of components that interacts in a way distinct from their interaction with other entities and which endures over some period. A component is synonymous with “part” (a part of a system). It may or may not be a system in itself, in contrast to a subsystem, and a subsystem is a component of a system that is itself is a system. Included in the components are: 1). Child Board of Health allocates funds throughout the company, 2). Human Resource Office is responsible to search for, hired and…...

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