Pathways to Mental Health Services Core Practice Model Guide

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This guide provides the framework for the Core Practice Model to be implemented in every county for meeting the mental health needs of children involved with Child Welfare Services. The guide includes the values and principles, core elements of the model (i.e., teaming and trauma-informed practice), as well as practice components, standards and activities of the collaborative practice of mental health professionals and child welfare services professionals when working together. It is the companion document to the Medi-Cal Manual for Intensive Care Coordination (ICC), Intensive Home Based Services (IHBS) and Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) for Katie A. Subclass Members.

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