Name: Family-to-Family System of Care
- Children and families entering Emergency Shelter Care who are assessed to be at risk for repeated placement failure
- Transitional age youth who have not participated in independent living skills services
- Youth who are jointly supervised by Children and Family Services, Juvenile Probation, or Children's Mental Health
Geographical Area: Contra Costa County, California
Summary: Contra Costa County will develop and implement a Family-to-Family System of Care. The plan will use a neighborhood, consumer-driven team decision-making (TDM) approach and will be linked to existing wraparound approaches and flexible funding to ensure a seamless system of care. Assessment, service delivery, and evaluation efforts must all take into account the familyâ€™s culture, ethnicity, religion, race, gender, socioeconomic status, language, sexual orientation, geographical origin, neighborhood location, and immigration status. To help ensure cultural competence, the system will emphasize active involvement of the family and members of the community, strength-based assessment, and a program to recruit and hire former consumers to serve on the teams.
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