Adolescent Early Intervention and SUD Treatment Summit

Sponsored by the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) under a grant from the Blue Shield of California Foundation, the summit was a unique opportunity to examine promising and best practices in adolescent early intervention and treatment. We invited the administrators, local partners, and allies to participate as members of a county team designed by the county. The summit also provided the time to build collaborative partnerships which were key to designing and delivering SUD services. We took an epidemiological, developmental,  and public health approach to the implications for developing a system of services for youth. It was a time for new ideas and collaboration and to seize the opportunity to build a system of care that does not currently exist.