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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 4. MENTAL HEALTH [4000 - 4390]

  ( Heading of Division 4 amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1252. )

PART 4. SCHOOL-BASED EARLY MENTAL HEALTH INTERVENTION AND PREVENTION SERVICES FOR CHILDREN ACT [4370 - 4390]

  ( Part 4 added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 757, Sec. 1. )

CHAPTER 3. School-Based Early Mental Health Intervention and Prevention Services Matching Grant Program Evaluations and Reports [4390- 4390.]
  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 757, Sec. 1. )

4390.
  

The Legislature finds that an evaluation of program effectiveness is both desirable and necessary and accordingly requires the following:

No later than June 30, 1993, and each year thereafter through the term of the grant award, each local education agency that receives a matching grant under this part shall submit a report to the director that shall include the following:

(a) An evaluation of the effectiveness of the local educational agency in achieving stated goals.

(b) A description of the problems encountered in the design and operation of the school-based early mental health intervention and prevention services program, including, but not limited to, identification of any federal, state, or local regulations that impeded program implementation.

(c) The number of eligible pupils served by the program.

(d) The number of additional eligible pupils who have not been served.

(e) An evaluation of the impact of the school-based early mental health intervention and prevention services program on the local educational agency and the children completing the program. The program shall be deemed successful if at least 75 percent of the children who complete the program show an improvement in at least one of the four following areas:

(1) Learning behaviors.

(2) Attendance.

(3) School adjustment.

(4) School-related competencies. Improvement shall be compared with comparable children in that school district that do not complete or participate in the program.

(f) An accounting of local budget savings, if any, resulting from the implementation of the school-based early mental health intervention and prevention services program.

(g) A revised plan of how the proposed school-based early mental health intervention and prevention services program will be continued after the state matching grant has expired, including a list of cooperative entities that will assist in providing the necessary funds and services. Beginning in 1993, this shall, to the extent information is provided by the local mental health department, include a description of the availability of federal financial participation under Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396 and following) through a cooperative agreement or contract with the local mental health department. The county office of education may submit the report on the availability of federal financial participation on behalf of the participating local education agencies with the county. In any county in which there is an interagency children’s services coordination council established pursuant to Section 18986.10, a report submitted pursuant to this paragraph shall be submitted to the council for its review and approval.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 193, Sec. 214. Effective January 1, 2005.)

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