Supporting California’s Children Through a Whole Child Approach A Field Guide for Creating Integrated, School-Based Systems of Care

This guide is a first step by a collaborative of California child-serving experts to further California’s current efforts toward one effective, integrated, comprehensive, school-based child-serving system. The authors sincerely thank California, and its leaders at the state and local levels, for beginning what we see as the way forward to collective ownership, collective solutions, and, most importantly, collective recovery for our children, families, and those who serve them. The last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic have done nothing less than lay bare the needs of children and their families and expose the gaps in how various social sector agencies—education, mental health, health, social services, and early development and education—are working together to achieve a whole child system. The state and locally supported bodies of work incorporated herein are evidence of that amazing start.

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