Coordinated County Service Systems
The Children and Families Commission of Orange County has implemented a strong screening initiative across multiple service delivery systems and sectors. The programs screen children for developmental milestones and link them to comprehensive or early intervention services. They have increased access to early treatment.
- In FY2009/10, Commission-funded programs screened 22,259 young children for developmental milestones and linked them to comprehensive or early intervention services
- Developmental and behavioral screenings are provided by School Readiness Nurses; (school based and linked projects); Family Support Network (community based screening); Help Me Grow; and the American Academy of Pediatrics (support for physical practices), visitation programs (at risk populations) and the programs (at risk populations) and the Early Childhood System of Care (children in foster care).
- Children identified with mild delays or risk factors are referred for early intervention services, and those identified with severe delays receive a comprehensive array of services
- Pathways Leadership Committee estabilshed goals and strategies to strengthen Orange County's developmental and behavioral pathways for young children. The Committee included representatives from health care, government, education and community-based organizations.
- Assuring Better Child Health and Development
- California Statewide Screening Collaborative
- Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act State Planning
- Early Childhood Mental Health
- Mental Health Services Act
- Orange County Autism Regional Task Force
- Orange County Medical Association
- Pretend City Children's Museum
- Southern California Alliance for Learning and Results
- The Children and Families Commission of Orange County