The vision of ISD is to ensure the positive growth and development of children and youth with multiple needs, through the collective impact of its partners working together in an integrated manner and with a child or youth-centered approach to develop and implement appropriate interventions based on the strengths, needs and risks of identified children and youth.
The ISD framework is a commitment to:
- Address service delivery gaps in the provision of assessment and intervention services for children and youth with emotional and behavioural disorders through a collaborative team-based approach, and youth, family and community involvement
- Enhance system service delivery capacity to respond in a timely, effective and integrated manner to the strengths, risks and needs profiles of children, youth and their families
- Promote universal collaborative approaches that foster positive mental health perspectives and practices in the school and community contexts