Children’s System of Care / California 5
Riverside, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Ventura Counties, CA
The California 5’s main goal is to provide mental health services to children with serious emotional disorders through an interagency approach. This interagency model for the provision of services fosters joint planning and blending of resources to address service needs for children and adolescents at risk for out-of-home placements and children who are wards and dependents of the courts. The education system provides special education services to children according to AB3632. This legislative mandate requires mental health services to be provided through the county mental health agency when an interagency team of professionals identifies a child who needs mental health services to enhance his or her educational service plan (i.e., Individualized Education Plan).