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File #: 22-278    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/24/2022 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 4/19/2022 Final action: 4/19/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing a Memorandum of Understanding between Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and First 5 San Mateo County to provide training and support for child and family serving organizations to make internal operations more trauma-informed for the term of April 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $250,000.
Attachments: 1. 20220419_r_First 5, 2. 20220419_a_First 5 MOU
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 First 5 San Mateo County

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing a Memorandum of Understanding between Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and First 5 San Mateo County to provide training and support for child and family serving organizations to make internal operations more trauma-informed for the term of April 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $250,000.

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BACKGROUND:
The Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) stakeholders prioritize behavioral health supports for children ages 0-5 as a core strategy of MHSA's Prevention and Early Intervention component. In particular, the MHSA Steering Committee and the Mental Health Substance Abuse and Recovery Commission recommended the leveraging and support of First 5 Trauma-Informed Systems Initiative goals.
The First 5 Mental Health's Building Steering Committee recommended prioritizing the development of an Early Childhood Trauma-Informed Systems Initiative (ECTISI), with a specific goal of supporting child-and family-serving organizations and systems become more trauma-informed in their operations. This recommendation was approved by First 5 on January 22, 2018.

DISCUSSION:
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will support the collaboration of BHRS and First 5 on the development of trauma-informed agencies with the goal of embedding trauma-informed policies and practices at every level of child-and family-serving agencies. Through the ECTISI, three large child-and family-serving organizations and/or County departments will be assessed and supported to become more trauma-informed, which will include training and resources for professionals working with chil...

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