Continuum of Care Reform: Success to Date and Looking Ahead
Source: California Department of Social Services
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: Family Members, Foster Youth, Former Foster youth, People who have experienced Trauma, People with Criminal Justice System Involvement, Youth, Youth of Transition Age
Topics: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Criminal or Juvenile Justice System, Crisis Continuum of Care Resources, Crisis Response System, Culturally Specific Strengths and Resilience, Foster Care System, Mental Health Treatment, Schools, School-based Services, Trauma-informed
The Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) is a policy implemented in 2017. CCR reflects the collective belief among stakeholders in California’s child welfare system that children who must live apart from their biological parents do best when they are cared for in nurturing family homes, rather than in congregate settings. This issue brief covers the positive impact of CCR on California’s foster care system, discusses recent efforts to support youth with complex needs, and offers a look at ongoing work to improve outcomes for California foster youth.