Children and Youth Behavioral Initiative

This week, the California Health and Human Services Agency (CalHHS) released an update of the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative Efforts. CalHHS states, “California’s Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative is reimagining the way we provide behavioral health support to ALL our children and youth ages 0-25, by bringing together the existing support systems to create an ecosystem that fosters social and emotional well-being, addresses behavioral health challenges, and provides equitable, appropriate, timely, and accessible services for emerging and existing behavioral health needs (mental health and substance use). The ecosystem will include the entire continuum of care and have a particular focus on prevention efforts to provide support before behavioral health issues emerge, build capacity and conditions for wellness, promote social and emotional well-being, and ensure early intervention.” You can view the entire 11 page update here.

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