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The Integrated Core Practice Model


Welcome to the Integrated Core Practice Model (ICPM) web page. Here you will find information and resources that offer detailed practical guidance and direction to support county child welfare, juvenile probation, behavioral health agencies, and their partners in delivery of timely, effective, and collaborative services to children, youth and families. Current research demonstrates when services are integrated, collaborative and actively engage and partner with children, youth, and families they are most effective in meeting the complex needs of children and families involved in multiple, government-funded service organizations.

The California Department of Social Services in partnership with cross agencies and stakeholders have introduced the ICPM as a guide that captures the effective and essential principles and practices for serving children and youth in child welfare, behavioral health, and juvenile probation.Derived from a compilation of Pathways to Well-Being Services, the ICPM is the enhanced rendition of previous service models that moves from working in an individual system/agency to working in a cross-system teaming environment. This web page offers a convenient one source stop for information and resources related to the ICPM, illustrating how ICPM is fundamentally changing the way child serving agencies and their community partners engage, view, and relate to each child, youth, and family in care. [Further Reading]

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Contact Us

Integrated Services Unit 
744 P Street, MS 8-11-86
Sacramento, CA 95814  
(916) 651-6600
cwscoordination@dss.ca.gov

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