About the Child Welfare/Mental Health Learning Collaborative

The Katie A. Court Implementation Plan for the Core Practice Model enlists the Katie A. Multidisciplinary Workgroup, a subcommittee of the Statewide Training and Education Committee (STEC), to assist with the development of curricula, educational materials, and peer support training. The workgroup has:

The All-County Information Notice 1-26-13 of May 29, 2013, introduced California counties to the plans for the Child Welfare/Mental Health Learning Collaborative. The Learning Collaborative currently includes multiple training and community partners, and management and staff from the Child Welfare and Mental Health departments of 18 California counties grouped into four regional cohorts.

A short PowerPoint presented to the Statewide Training and Education Committee (STEC) provides a brief overview of: 

  • statewide and regional convenings, and
  • the roles and composition of the statewide leadership team and county-level implementation teams that comprise the Learning Collaborative.

Training agencies include the: 

CalSWEC is responsible for coordinating implementation training agencies that serve for the Learning Collaborative.

For additional background information regarding court documents, all-county letters, and information notices, visit the Katie A. v. Bonta web pages of the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).

In July 2014, the Joint Management Task Force (JMT), which was established as a result of the Katie A. v. Bonta settlement agreeement, produced a Joint Management Task Force Cover LetterFinal Recommendations Report, and appendices (A-D).