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File #: 20-894    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/13/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 11/17/2020 Final action: 11/17/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing a Memorandum of Understanding between San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools to increase access to mental health services for children and youth in San Mateo County for the term of October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2024, in an amount not to exceed $5,359,954.
Attachments: 1. 20201117_r_SMCOE MOU- MHSSA Grant Reso
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Scott Gilman, Director, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
Subject: Memorandum of Understanding with San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing a Memorandum of Understanding between San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools to increase access to mental health services for children and youth in San Mateo County for the term of October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2024, in an amount not to exceed $5,359,954.

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BACKGROUND:
Senate Bill 75 includes the Mental Health Student Services Act (MHSSA), which establishes mental health partnerships between county mental health or behavioral health departments and educational entities. The MHSSA grant is intended to foster stronger school-community mental health partnerships between counties and local educational agencies to create targeted interventions for pupils with identified social-emotional, behavioral, and academic needs.

On July 23, 2020, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS), in collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education, was awarded one of two MHSSA grants earmarked for large counties. The four-year grant is aimed at improving access to mental health services for San Mateo County students and their families.

DISCUSSION:
Through the awarded MHSSA grant, Success for Youth and Schools through Trauma-Informed & Equitable Modules (SYSTEM Support) partnership was formed. SYSTEM Support is a new partnership between San Mateo County Health, BHRS, and the San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE), in collaboration with 12 participating school districts. The participating school districts include: (1) Bayshore Elementary; (2) Cabrillo Unified; (3) Jefferson Elementary; (4) Jefferson Union High School;...

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