The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) in collaboration with the Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice, UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education announces an Overview of the Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) efforts. The overview will introduce key elements of the CCR effort and discuss the implications for service delivery, including but not limited to the requirements for providing a comprehensive assessment, core services, rate structure revisions, increasing capacity for home-based family care, and the development of performance measures and outcomes for providers.

The overview will share the values and goals guiding CCR and describe the key components that will impact foster family agencies and group homes, foster families, county child welfare, juvenile probation and mental health.

The CCR is designed to enhance the safety, permanency and well-being of children and youth and prioritizes the importance of family-based settings and reducing the reliance on congregate care. Under the CCR, congregate care will operate as a short-term intervention, an approach that is grounded in the residentially based services model, Wraparound and other initiatives. Foster family agencies and group homes providers are the target audiences for this overview.

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