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CA provides guidance on TFC; Suicide higher among homeless teens

The Weekly MashUp is a recurring segment on Hear Me Out, the Young Minds’ Blog, highlighting the most pertinent local and national news for children’s mental health advocates. If you haven't already, sign up to be on our email list to get the Weekly MashUp delivered to your inbox automatically, every Friday! State Provides Guidance [...]

By | 2017-03-17T18:21:52+00:00 March 17th, 2017|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

Advocates working to enroll 80 – 100k undocumented youth for expanded Medi-Cal; More adolescents complete suicide than die from car accidents

The Weekly MashUp is a recurring segment on Hear Me Out, the Young Minds’ Blog, highlighting the most pertinent local and national news for children’s mental health advocates. If you haven't already, sign up to be on our email list to get the Weekly MashUp delivered to your inbox automatically, every Friday! Advocates Push for [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:25:48+00:00 November 11th, 2016|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

Weekly MashUp Special Edition: Revised Medi-Cal Manual Released, Reaffirms ‘Katie A.’ Services Aren’t Just for Foster Youth

On September, 22, 2016, the California Departments of Social Services and Health Care Services jointly released the Medi-Cal Manual for Intensive Care Coordination (ICC), Intensive Home Based Servicers (IHBS) & Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) for Medi-Cal Beneficiaries, Second Edition. Most notably, the manual clarifies that these intensive mental health services are available for ALL Medi-Cal [...]

Governor Signs AB 1299: “Out-of-County” Will No Longer Mean “Out-of-Luck” for Foster Youth with Mental Health Needs

On Sunday, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1299 (Ridley-Thomas), “Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health Services for Foster Youth,” into law. This represents a significant turning point in the delivery of mental health services to foster youth in California: “out-of-county” will no longer mean “out-of-luck.” The passage of AB 1299 also demonstrates what’s possible when advocates, providers, [...]

Weekly MashUp: News for the Week of April 4, 2016

The Weekly MashUp is a recurring segment on Hear Me Out, the Young Minds’ Blog, highlighting the most pertinent local and national news for children’s mental health advocates. If you haven't already, sign up to be on our email list to get the Weekly MashUp delivered to your inbox automatically, every Friday! Despite Bipartisan Support, [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:25:59+00:00 April 8th, 2016|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

BREAKING NEWS: Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) Approved as Medi-Cal Service for California Youth!

A critical intensive mental health service will soon be available to foster youth in California! Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) is a specialized community-based treatment designed for children with significant mental health needs who cannot be cared for in their own homes. TFC offers intensive treatment in a family setting using specially trained foster parents as [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:01+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Featured Posts, Foster Youth|0 Comments

New Report Finds Thousands of Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth in California May Be Eligible for Community-Based Mental Health Treatment

As many as seventy percent of young people, involved in the juvenile justice system, may have a serious mental health condition. Yet only eight percent of these youth received treatment within 6 months after entering detention. High rates of youth with mental illness in the juvenile justice system are due, in part, to the failure [...]

News for the Week of November 10, 2014

The Weekly MashUp is a recurring segment on Hear Me Out, the Young Minds’ Blog, highlighting the most pertinent local and national news for children’s mental health advocates. If you haven't already, sign up to be on our email list to get the Weekly MashUp delivered to your inbox automatically, every Friday! In Self-Produced Music [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:15+00:00 November 14th, 2014|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

State Calls for County Plans to Roll-out California “Wraparound” Services

On Friday the California Departments of Social Services and Health Care Services jointly issued an All County Information Notice (ACIN) regarding planning around the newly available services called Intensive Care Coordination (ICC) and Intensive Home Based Services (IHBS).  (See Katie A. v. Bonta.)  Today’s blog takes a closer look at the policy letter and its [...]