Building Community Schools is about changing the way we work - shared vision, collaboration, strategic use of data, continuous learning, leveraging resources and building infrastructure that supports coordination and integration.

Resources include: definitions and frameworks; tools for assessing need, mapping assets and measuring impact; research and documented results; information on staffing, developing partner collaboratives, systems building, continuous improvement, and how to fund Community Schools.

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Introduction to COST: Building Communities of Care

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By: California School-Based Health Alliance

A presentation made by Alameda County’s Center for Healthy Schools and Communities. Provides an overview of Coordination of Services Teams (COST) — a team approach for coordinating learning supports and resources for students.

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Categories: Infrastructure and Building Partnerships

Resource Tags: Coordination, coordination of services, learning supports, multi-disciplinary team, team

School-based Mental Health Services: What California’s School District Leaders Should Know about Mental Health Funding and 2011 Realignment

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By: Partnership for Children & Youth

Through the 2011 Realignment, California permanently shifted responsibility for administration and financing of most services for vulnerable children and youth to counties — including mental health services provided via EPSDT (Early and Periodic, Diagnosis, Screening and Treatment — Medi-Cal for enrollees under 21 years of age). EPSDT Realignment provides increased funding, as well as significantly […]

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Categories: Financing, Infrastructure and Building Partnerships, Mental Health Services, Nuts + Bolts

Resource Tags: 2011 Realignment, comprehensive systems, EPSDT, Funding, Mental Health, partner, universal services

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