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Mental Health Services Act – Regional Center Projects Focusing on Early Childhood

The Department of Developmental Services receives Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funds for regional centers to develop and oversee innovative projects. These projects focus on treatment for children and families with mental health diagnoses. The following projects focused on mental health for young children and their families:

FY 2014/15 through 2016/17

  • Central Valley Regional Center
    Enhancing Cultural Competence in Clinical Care Settings - The 4C

    In collaboration with Central California Children's Institute, this project expanded the content of Central Valley Regional Center's (CVRC) MHSA Cycle II project, the Foundations of Infant Mental Health Training Program. Enhancing Cultural Competence in Clinical Care Settings - The 4C, through team-based learning, promoted culturally competent clinical care and systems coordination in early childhood mental health. The project was framed around two models, The Neurorelational Framework (NRF) and Use of Self as a Cultural Being.

FY 2011/12 through 2013/14

  • Central Valley Regional Center
    Foundations of Infant Mental Health Training Program

    The program developed and implemented a multi-county, multi-disciplinary program for professionals from agencies within the regional center catchment area. It is directly responsive to the professional development needs of these agencies.
  • North Bay Regional Center
    Project Connect

    The project addressed barriers and gaps across the early childhood mental health service systems in the tri-county region. Project Connect familiarized agencies and professionals with the importance of the social-emotional well-being of young children. Training prepared professionals to support, evaluate, intervene early, and treat the mental health needs of young children and support their families.

FY 2008/09 through 2010/11

Last Updated: 4/21/2017