Triage Services

Triage Services

CAHELP is happy to announce that the collaborative efforts between D/M SELPA Prevention and Intervention (PBIS) team, and DMCC staff will be expanding with the recent award of $5,293,367.35 for the Triage personnel grant through the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC).

The grant funds will be used to hire triage personnel to provide a multi-tiered system of prevention, intervention, and triage supports, including: preventative supports, early identification, crisis interventions, crisis stabilization, mobile crisis support, intensive case management and resource connections for children and families. The triage team will work on enhancing and building current partnerships between education and community mental health agencies to coordinate and deliver wellness services to children in the high desert region. This team also includes a specialized outreach team for families, caregivers, and students to bridge supports, which will be an integral resource for peer and parent supports for those caregivers and families.

The opportunities provided by this grant has allowed the hiring of 12 positions from the following categories:

  • Two (2) Intervention Specialists
  • Two (2) PBIS Specialist
  • Three (3) Community Services Assistants
  • One (1) Office Specialist II
  • One (1) Program Technician
  • One (1) Outreach Specialist
  • One (1) Intervention and Prevention Lead Specialist
  • One (1) Accounting Technician

In our effort to continue community collaboration please share this information with those who may find it beneficial.

Quanita Cain, Community Services Assistiant standing in front of pinecones

Look Out For Our Community Service Assistants!

Our amazing Outreach Team participated in the Desert Mountain Children's Center's Angel Tree event on December 20, 2019.  Quanita Cain, Community Services Assistant, brought beautiful pine cones from home.  The children there, had so much fun decorating them with a TON of glitter.

Date: December 20, 2019 | Location: CAHELP-JPA-17800 Highway 18, Apple Valley CA 92307 | Hosted by: Desert Mountain Children's Center

Triage team at a Glance

Current News:

The grant funds will blend with other current PBIS funding and will be used to hire triage personnel to provide triage services to children and youth on school sites who might be experiencing or are at risk for a mental health crisis. This growing team will provide a multi-tiered system of prevention, intervention, and triage supports including: early identification, crisis intervention and stabilization, mobile crisis support, intensive case management, and resource connections for children and youth. CAHELP will collaborate with local LEAs and community-based organizations to enhance and build partnerships.

Next Steps:

The triage team has begun to verify each LEA’s current readiness based on predetermined criteria through the Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF). Identified LEAs will be contacted to discuss next steps in the process. The LEAs will be trained on universal screening to identify and prioritize the needs of children, youth, and families. The triage team will continuously collaborate with community partners, families, and students through groups, data and information sharing, and feedback collection.

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Triage Grant LEAs

Local Education Agencies served under the triage grant. 


Triage Grant Team

Employees serving under the triage grant can be located here. 


How Can We Help?

These are some quick links to pertinent Triage resources.
Desert/Mountain Children's Center(DMCC) After-Hours Hot Line: (760) 946-5135​.

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Online Resources

Access to different online resources directly relating to the Triage team.

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