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Trauma Informed System of Care for Children and Youth: Memorandum of Understanding Implementation Guidance

Year: 2020

This effort builds upon the current Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) implementation effort by, among other things, developing a coordinated, timely, and trauma informed system-of-care approach for foster children and youth. California’s investment in CCR established a new statewide vision for the role of residential care within the full continuum of available placement options, in which residential care is no longer viewed solely as a “placement” for children. Rather, residential care is a ShortTerm Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) utilized to address the mental health needs of youth and to assess and support a well-planned transition to home-based settings.