Child Welfare/Mental Health Learning Collaborative Takes Shape

A new Core Practice Model designed to improve collaboration between California’s mental health and child welfare agencies is being rolled out statewide.

The model, part of the Katie A. v. Bonta settlement agreement, is the result of collaborative efforts coordinated by CalSWEC to assist the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and the state Department of Health Care Services to take actions to strengthen California’s child welfare and mental health systems.


The Learning Collaborative process begins with the 
First Statewide Leadership Convening for participating counties on October 28, 
with the theme “Building Child Welfare and
Mental Health Partnerships to Improve Well-Being.”


CalSWEC has partnered with numerous mental health and child welfare partners, including Rady Children’s Hospital/Chadwick Center, the Regional Training Academies, and the Child and Family Policy Institute of California (CFPIC), to coordinate a Learning Collaborative process with 17 counties that will allow them to learn together, strategize, and exchange information.

For more information:

Contact: Phyllis Jeroslow, Training and Curriculum Specialist