Improving Coordination and Access to Comprehensive School-Based Mental Health Services in California

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The Region 15 Comprehensive Center (R15 CC) and the Regional Educational Laboratory West (REL West) collaborated with the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California State Board of Education (SBE) to conduct an initial landscape analysis to understand the current state of school-based mental health referral pathways in California. School-based mental health referral pathways provide the infrastructure (processes, resources, and procedures) for identifying, referring, and monitoring whether students, families, and educators are linked to appropriate mental health services within a network of school and community partners.