The County of San Diego (County), Health & Human Services Agency, Behavioral Health Services, Child Youth and Families (BHS CYF) is soliciting proposals from qualified and eligible organizations to provide school age prevention and early intervention (PEI).
PEI school age programs identify children and families at risk of developing mental health issues and those that do not meet threshold criteria for receiving specialty mental health services. PEI school age programs provide social-emotional mental health PEI in partnership with elementary school districts. Services include a universal, social-emotional, evidence-based/informed prevention practices as well as screening, early identification and early mental health wellness and social-emotional intervention with at-risk children in preschool through third grade at target schools.
In addition, PEI school age programs provide an integrated Family Partnership Program (FPP) to the families of at-risk children served by the schools. Activities are designed to increase the resilience of the family, reduce disparities in accessing mental health prevention and treatment services, reduce family isolation and stigma, and increase parent/caregiver involvement with the schools. The PEI school age programs and services focus on children and youth in stressed families, at risk of school failure, at risk of or experiencing juvenile justice system involvement, and underserved cultural populations.