Pathways to Well-Being
CDSS Letters and Notices


ACIN I-52-16E (August 16, 2016)
Errata To Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) Service Model And Continuum Of Care Reform (CCR)

ACIN I-06-16 (January 12, 2016)
Pathways To Mental Health Services Implementation And Continuum Of Care Reform (CCR) Implementation Updates

ACL 15-11 (March 24, 2015)
Recording Developmental And Mental Health Screening, Referral, And Plan Intervention Information In The Child Welfare Services/Case Management System

ACL 15-12 (March 17, 2015)
Fiscal Year 2014-15 Katie A. Settlement Agreement Reporting Requirements Allocation

ACL 14-79  (October 16, 2014)
Continuation of Intensive Care Coordination (ICC), Intensive Home Based Services (IHBS), and Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) Within a Core Practice Model (CPM) Approach Post Court Jurisdiction

ACL 14-29  (March 28, 2014)
Reporting Service Delivery Activities Related to Providing Mental Health Services to Children in Foster Care for the Period of September 1, 2013 through February 28, 2014, Due on May 1, 2014 (Revised Progress Report Template)

Progress Report May 2014

Enclosures 1 and 2 - Fillable

ACL 13-73 Providing Services To The Katie A. Subclass; Semi-Annual Progress Reports For Katie A. Implementation For The Time Period Of May 15, 2013-August 31, 2013: Due On October 18, 2013

Progress Report Enclosure 1 - Fillable

Progress Report Enclosure 2 - Fillable

ACIN I-26-13 Katie A: Implementation Of The Core Practice Model Through A Learning Collaborative Model

ACL 13-20 Release Of The Core Practice Model (CPM) Guide And Description Of The Intensive Care Coordination And Intensive Home-Based Services

Mental Health Information Notices (DHCS web site)

13-13 Family and Youth Involvement and Engagement Strategies - Katie A. Implementation

13-11 Implementation of Claiming for Intensive Care Coordination and Intensive Home-Based Services in the Short-Doyle/Medi-Cal Claims Processing System for Dates of Service Beginning January 1, 2013

13-10 Introduction of Medi-Cal Manual for Intensive Care Coordination (ICC), Intensive Home-Based Services (IHBS) & Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) for Katie A. Subclass Members

13-03 :
Readiness Assessment Tool and Service Delivery Plan - Katie A. Implementation

13-03 : Enclosure 1

13-03 : Enclosure 2

Contact Us


For questions related to mental health services for children in foster care, please contact:

Children and Family Services Division
Integrated Services Unit
Phone: 916-651-6600
e-mail: CWSCoordination@dss.ca.gov 

Integrated Practice Technical Assistance Calls 
To meet ongoing needs for support, CDSS and DHCS facilitate a conference call each month to share information and answer questions about programs and services for children in foster care who need mental health services.  The calls are open to counties, service providers, families, and other stakeholders.  Specific details for the call are as follows:

When:                First Wednesday of each month
Time:                  10am - 11:30am
Telephone#:      877/921-9924
Passcode#:      1446116 

Quick Links

Integrated Practice Bulletins

A monthly summary of the Child Welfare and Mental Health Integrated Practice Technical Assistance Calls, including discussion points, Q&A, and resources to support counties and their partners.

January 2016
February 2016
March 2016
April 2016
May 2016
June 2016
July 2016
August 2016


County Implementation Progress Reports

(October 2013 - April 2015)