AB 1790 Implementation Guides

Somewhere to Turn: Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Adoptive and Guardianship Families

These four guides offer tools and tips to assist agencies and mental health professionals in implementing recommendations made by the AB 1790 Stakeholder Group on how to remove barriers to the provision of mental health services by adoption-competent professionals. The recommendations are grounded in the guidance found in California’s Integrated Core Practice Model.

Each guide includes recommendations, a self-assessment tool and tip sheets for providers, parents and youth.

The AB 1790 Implementation Guides were prepared by Families NOW with funding from Sierra Health Foundation, Walter S. Johnson Foundation, California Department of Social Services, Stensrud Foundation, Roseann Mattern, Doupnik Family and California Association of Adoption Agencies.