Pathways to Wellbeing: Implementation Technical Assistance and Training (formerly Katie A.)

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Children and Youth Specialty Mental Health Services Regional Provider and County Convenings for STRTPs

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) in collaboration with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) is conducting two convenings in Spring 2020 – one in Northern California and one in Southern California — to support implementation efforts and initiatives related to the provision of Specialty Mental Health Services (SMHS) for children and youth.

These convenings are targeted for Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs (STRTP), group home providers that are transitioning to become STRTPs, and their County Mental Health/Behavioral Health, Child Welfare and Juvenile Probation partners.

The convenings will cover topics, including but not limited to, an overview of the mental health program approval process, Medi-Cal site certification, and building a trauma-informed milieu. Provider and county panels will share successes, challenges, and lessons learned.

The convenings aim to foster peer-to-peer learning to support the provision of SMHS in STRTPs.

Who Should Attend:

  • STRTPs and group homes transitioning to STRTPs (e.g., Executive Directors, Program Managers/Supervisors, Head of Service).
  • County Mental Health/Behavioral Health, Child Welfare and Juvenile Probation who are or may be involved in aspects related to the establishment of STRTPs or providing SMHS in STRTPs (e.g., Directors, Program Managers/Supervisors, Quality Assurance Managers).

Southern California Convening scheduled for April 30 location in Anaheim, CA. Registration open soon.

Registration is open now for the Northern California convening.

Thursday, March 19, 2020
9:00 am – 3:30 pm (PDT)
Light continental breakfast and lunch provided

DoubleTree by Hilton
2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA

REGISTRATION LINK

  • Counties are encouraged to attend in teams, and to use the convening as an opportunity to exchange ideas, learn and build as a team.
  • Space is limited. Priority will be given to ensure representation from the following regions: Central, Greater Bay Area, and Superior.
  • Persons who register for this event will receive an invitation to submit questions via SurveyMonkey prior to the event. Questions will be shared with DHCS and CDSS representatives and addressed during the convenings.

For questions, please contact:

Kelly Bitz, Senior Program Coordinator, CIBHS
kbitz@cibhs.org or (916) 379-5322

Overview

Children and Youth Specialty Mental Health Services Regional Provider and County Convenings 2018-2019

See specific dates below for materials and information on these convenings.

Supporting provider and county collaboration and partnerships to serve children and youth.

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), in collaboration with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS), is conducting regional convenings to support provider and county collaboration and partnerships on the implementation of efforts and initiatives related to the following topics:

  • Short Term Residential Therapeutic Programs (STRTPs);
  • Presumptive Transfer; and
  • Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) and Intensive Services Foster Care (ISFC) 

Additionally, DHCS and CDSS will provide updates and answer questions from participants. We are asking all participants to fill out a questionnaire after registering for this event to obtain questions in advance of the event.

Who Should Attend:

  • County representatives from Mental Health Plans (MHPs), Child Welfare Departments, and Juvenile Probation.  (Program Managers/Supervisors, Quality Improvement Coordinators, etc.)
  • We encourage counties to send their point of contact for Presumptive Transfer.
  • Representatives for Foster Family Agencies (FFA) and STRTPs.

For registration, questions contact Kelly Bitz, kbitz@cibhs.org.

Overview

Regional Convenings 2018
Children and Youth Specialty Mental Health Services: Moving Policy into Practice

The Department of Health Care Services is conducting regional convenings in 2018 to support counties in their implementation efforts and initiatives related to specialty mental health services for children and youth while providing a forum for counties to learn from each other and strengthen their work with cross-system partners.

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Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) Service Model
Overview and Resources

The Department of Health Care Services has contracted the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions to provide ongoing technical assistance, planning support and training that promotes the statewide implementation of Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) Services.

For additional information, please email tfc@cibhs.org.

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Katie A. Implementation Technical Assistance and Training
Webinar Series

As part of our technical assistance, CIBHS provides webinars to assist county child welfare and mental/behavioral health departments, focusing our work on components of the framework and models as outlined in the Core Practice Model (CPM). 

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