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Mental Health Services Act Funding to Regional Centers

The Department of Developmental Services receives Mental Health Services Act 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 infants and their families:

FY 2008/09 through 2010/11

  • Golden Gate Regional Center developed and implemented training on infant mental health (relationship-based preventive intervention practice) utilizing evidence-based service models.

    Contact: Lisa Rosene at lrosene@ggrc.org

    Training Support Materials

  • San Andreas Regional Center established a collaborative community partnership. This partnership provided strategic professional development to strengthen a diverse workforce of collaborative and trans-disciplinary partners.

    Contact: Howard Doi at sadoi@sarc.org

    Training Support Materials

  • San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center convened training for early start and adult providers, families, clinicians, and regional center staff on the best strategies for working with and supporting the children and families of young consumers at risk for abuse and trauma. Additional training focused on families, consumers, and providers who work with adults and adolescents with developmental disabilities and mental illness.

    Contact Name: Jennifer Taylor at jtaylor@sgprc.org

    Training Support Materials

FY 2011/12 through 2013/14

  • Central Valley Regional Center developed the 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.

    Contact: Kayti Quesada at kquesada@cvrc.org

    Project Website: http://www.cvrc.org/index.php?id=155

  • North Bay Regional Centers' Project Connect 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.

    Contact: Patrick Maher, M.D. at PatrickM@nbrc.net

    Project Website: http://nbrc.net/community-resources/mhsa-grant-info/

Last Updated: 3/2/2018