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Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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CSA Use of Evidence-based Services & Trauma Informed Care (language only)

Item 282 #1h

Item 282 #1h

Health and Human Resources
Children's Services Act

Language

Page 240, after line 47, insert:

"N. The Office of Children's Services, in cooperation with the Department of Medical Assistance Services and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall work  to transform the system of care for Children's Services Act (CSA) funded services to emphasize community services that are evidence-based and trauma informed.   The department shall engage stakeholders during the process to develop program requirements, training and reporting mechanisms in the use of evidence-based and trauma informed services for the CSA program. The Office shall report on these efforts to the Joint Subcommittee on Health and Human Resources Oversight by November 30, 2018."



Explanation

(This amendment adds language to require the Office of Children's Services to work with the Department of Medical Assistance Services and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to transform the Children's Services Act (CSA) system of care for to emphasize community services that are evidence-based and trauma informed. Language requires the office to engage stakeholders in the process to develop program requirements, training and reporting requirements in the use of evidence-based and trauma informed services, and to report on these efforts. Increasing the use of such services is expected to shorten the length of the program's involvement with youth and families and assist in serving youth in the least restrictive setting in their home community. Currently, not all CSA providers use evidence-based treatment models and purchasers of CSA services may be unfamiliar with the use of such models and their value.)