The Youth First project is a partnership between the Catalyst Center and Casey Family Programs. Youth First is a demonstration project for the state of California that seeks to identify new program designs that meet the needs of youth with complex challenges, with a focus on individualized services and supports focused on permanency. The project will build on the existing ISFC and STRTP license categories as the foundation for the new programs (also referred to as “Enhanced ISFC,” “ISFC Plus,” “STRTP of One”). The project team will work with both county agencies and service providers that are interested in designing these specialized supports and services for youth. The team will provide technical assistance and a learning community for participants to design programs, staffing models, clinical practices, budget development, licensing, and funding sources.
Youth First will also have an evaluation component, and participating counties and providers will maintain important information in order to determine the efficacy of these individualized approaches.
This is an optional webinar to describe the application process and answer applicant questions, hosted on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 12-1 PT. The recording of the webinar can be accessed here.
All applications are due by August 31, 2021. Applicants will be notified of their status by September 30th.
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