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File #: 19-1221    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/5/2019 Departments: HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
On agenda: 12/10/2019 Final action: 12/10/2019
Title: Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with StarVista to provide school-based mental health services, extending the term one year and increasing the amount by $2,233,110 for a revised term of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021 and revised amount of $2,872,878.
Attachments: 1. 20191210_r_StarVista, 2. 20191210_a_StarVista
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Iliana Rodriguez, Interim Director, Human Services Agency
Subject: Measure K: Amendment to the Agreement with StarVista for Children and Family Resource Centers

RECOMMENDATION:
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Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with StarVista to provide school-based mental health services, extending the term one year and increasing the amount by $2,233,110 for a revised term of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021 and revised amount of $2,872,878.

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BACKGROUND:
The Children and Family Resource Centers (CFRCs) provide school-based mental health services that focus on children with behavioral issues and who are at-risk of entering into systems that include: child welfare, juvenile justice, and psychiatric emergency services.

The County conducted a Request for Proposals in April 2019. StarVista was selected based on its experience and expertise in providing mental health, therapy, and counseling services, and school-based programs to at-risk youth.

On June 25, 2019, by Resolution 076766, this Board approved an agreement with StarVista funded by Measure K for the term of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 in the amount of $639,770 for such services. This agreement provided for six (6) Spanish-speaking bilingual clinicians based at schools within the following districts: Daly City, San Bruno, Pacifica, Ravenswood (East Palo Alto), South San Francisco, and San Mateo.

DISCUSSION:
This amendment increases the number of Spanish-speaking bilingual clinicians from six (6) to thirteen (13) and extends the term of the agreement one year. This will allow StarVista to expand its ability to provide children and families short-term, evidence-based treatment and therapy and to assist in meeting treatment plan goals and prevent entry into higher-levels of care such as child welfare, juvenile justice, and psychiatric emerg...

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