Triage Team

Welcome to the Triage Team Web Page!

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

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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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