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Chapter 12. Integrated Children's Services Programs   

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(a) For the purposes of this chapter, "program" or "integrated children's services programs" means a coordinated children's service system, operating as a program that is part of a department or State Department of Health Care Services initiative, that offers a full range of integrated behavioral social, health, and mental health services, including applicable educational services, to seriously emotionally disturbed and special needs children, or programs established by county governments, local education agencies, or consortia of public and private agencies, to jointly provide two or more of the following services to children or their families, or both:

(1) Educational services for children at risk of dropping out, or who need additional educational services to be successful academically.

(2) Health care.

(3) All mental health diagnostic and treatment services, including medication.

(4) Substance abuse prevention and treatment.

(5) Child abuse prevention, identification, and treatment.

(6) Nutrition services.

(7) Child care and development services.

(8) Juvenile justice services.

(9) Child welfare services.

(10) Early intervention and prevention services.

(11) Crisis intervention services, as defined in subdivision (c).

(12) Any other service which will enhance the health, development, and well-being of children and their families.

(b) For the purposes of this chapter, "children's multidisciplinary services team" means a team of two or more persons trained and qualified to provide one or more of the services listed in subdivision (a), who are responsible in the program for identifying the educational, health, or social service needs of a child and his or her family, and for developing a plan to address those needs. A family member, or the designee of a family member, shall be invited

to participate in team meetings and decisions, unless the team determines that, in its professional judgment, this participation would present a reasonable risk of a significant adverse or detrimental effect on the minor's psychological or physical safety. Members of the team shall be trained in the confidentiality and information sharing provisions of this chapter.

(c) "Crisis intervention services" means early support and psychological assistance, to be continued as necessary, to children who have been victims of, or whose lives have been affected by, a violent crime or a cataclysmic incident, such as a natural disaster, or who have been involved in school, neighborhood, or family based critical incidents likely to cause profound psychological effects if not addressed immediately and thoroughly.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 34, Sec. 250.)