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1) MHRC Overview

Department Overview & History

MHRC was established in 2001 pursuant to a Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant. Services were successfully sustained beyond the 3-year funding period.

MHRC branched into the domain of competitive bid contracts in order to obtain funding from San Diego County HHSA-Behavioral Health Services (BHS). To date MHRC has been awarded nine HHSA-BHS contracts. Contracts augment the provision of mental health treatment as well as prevention and early intervention services for SDUSD students.

In 2011 California Assembly Bill AB2726 was repealed and replaced by AB114. AB114 shifted educationally-related mental health service obligations from county mental health agencies to LEA's. The MHRC was tasked with developing and coordinating implementation of district wide procedures related to educationally related mental health assessment and service delivery. As a result the Mental Health Related Services (MHRS) program was established.

In addition to HHSA-BHS contracts and Special Education funding, MHRC has obtained grant funding. Grants equally support service delivery to SDUSD youth in need of intervention and support.

Mission Statement:

The Mental Health Resource Center (MHRC) provides comprehensive child and adolescent mental health services.

Our programs are child and family centered, culturally sensitive, and strengths-based. Services are offered at schools and in the community to ensure greatest access.

MHRC focuses on prevention, early identification of mental health issues, and interventions which promote social-emotional functioning, raise achievement, increase attendance and improve behavior. Assessment, treatment and case management are available for students in all grade levels.