The Sacramento Board of Supervisors declare May 22nd as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Resilience Awareness and Action Day to emphasize the importance of understanding, preventing and treating childhood trauma in order to improve the health and future prosperity of our entire community. The Sacramento County Probation Department understands this and has embraced the essential elements of a trauma informed juvenile justice system. Our Juvenile Operation Divisions (Youth Detention Facility, Juvenile Court, Juvenile Placement, and Juvenile Field Services) has focused our efforts on becoming a trauma informed agency.
Report from Mental Health California and Kaiser Permanente highlights the impacts of trauma on system-involved youth along with key suggestions for system improvements from a youth lived-experience perspective.
Current Kinship and Foster Parents can use this free, 24/7 designed-just-for-you concierge service to get more connected to community resources and needed services.
Family Urgent Response System (FURS) is a free 24/7/365 hotline for current or former foster youth and your caregivers to call and get immediate help for any big or small issues they may be having. FURS is intended to help increase foster placement stability by providing on-demand support for foster youth and caregivers when challenging situations arise.
Continuum of Care Reform draws together a series of existing and new reforms to our child welfare services program designed out of an understanding that children who must live apart from their biological parents do best when they are cared for in committed nurturing family homes. AB 403 provides the statutory and policy framework to ensure services and supports provided to the child or youth and his or her family are tailored toward the ultimate goal of maintaining a stable permanent family. Reliance on congregate care should be limited to short-term, therapeutic interventions that are just one part of a continuum of care available for children, youth and young adults. Implementation efforts for CCR will occur in stages between now and 2021 in Child Welfare Services, and in succeeding years in probation foster care.