Mental Health Assessment and Support Project
In collaboration with local agencies providing mental health services, this project created a specialized mental health triage team. The team provided person-centered case formulation, treatment planning, mental health, psychiatric assessment, and referral services to individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities at risk for co-occurring mental disorders. Additionally, through community collaboration, the project specifically:
- Increased internal and external identification of dually diagnosed consumers;
- Trained service coordinators in making appropriate referrals and recognizing mental health conditions;
- Trained vendors in recognizing characteristics of co-occurring diagnoses; and,
- Increased the number of mental health clinicians capable of serving this population locally
Engaging Families to Effectively Support Their Child’s Social and Emotional Development
In collaboration with Eastern Los Angeles Family Resource Center, this project trained Early Start partners to provide evidence-based, prevention and early intervention services to families and their children, including adult consumers with children at risk for developmental delay. This project worked to improve identification of social and emotional delays, increase referrals of children to Early Start, and implement evidence-based supports and services to enhance family relationships and improve social and emotional development.