Reimagining California’s Approach to Children’s Behavioral Health
An initiative to achieve health equity and healthy development for California’s children, youth, and familiesJoin Our Coalition
All children in California receive the support they need for healthy development and social and emotional well-being.
We Need a Better Approach
Consider the Numbers
The Crisis is Real
Spotlight on Change
California is at a historic intersection of unprecedented new resources for children’s mental and behavioral health, and we have an opportunity to insist on equity in who receives, provides, and is paid for delivering children’s mental health services.
The pace of reform promises to be fast. Watch this space for updates on advocacy and analysis that are advancing a re-imagined mental and behavioral health system for California’s children.
See the History & Impact timeline for a snapshot of our key milestones.
Our Framework for Solutions
The Trust’s Framework for Solutions simplifies the immense complexity of reinventing California’s approach to children’s healthy development, by focusing on three core strategies: 1) maximize funding; 2) expand access and participation; and 3) reinvent systems.
These three strategies are centered on Equity + Justice, recognizing that if we don’t address root causes, including structural and systemic racism, we cannot achieve, sustain nor scale our vision of health equity and healthy development for California’s children, youth, and families.
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