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 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 linkages to services for those children and youth at the school. The triage staff will work on enhancing and building on current partnerships between education and community mental health agencies, coordinate, and deliver wellness services to children in the high desert region. The grant will also allow the organization to incorporate community services assistants to the team which will be an integral part of the program for peer and parent supports for those caregivers and families.

The opportunities provided by this grant will allow for the hiring of a total of 15 positions totaling from the following categories:

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

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‚ÄčCommunity Services Assistant

The Community Services Assistant is responsible for identifying community resources to meet the needs of families and individuals whose children are enrolled in programs operated by the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools.  This position connects families with social service agencies, which provide support in areas related to mental and physical health, food, clothing, housing, family and social support, vocation, and transportation. The Community Services Assistant will follow-up with families to ensure their social service needs are being met.


Triage Team at a Glance


For more than 20 years, CAHELP’s mission has been “the relentless pursuit of whatever works in the life of a child.” The triage grant project aligns with this mission by hiring personnel to provide services to children and youth on school sites who might be experiencing, or at risk for, a mental health crisis. Another objective is to interconnect Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and school-based mental health supports.

Current News:

The triage team currently staffs one program manager, one intervention and prevention lead specialist, one PBIS specialist, one outreach specialist, three community service assistants, one office specialist, and one program technician. 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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