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Cal-Well Project

Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Project Cal-Well is designed to raise awareness of mental health and expand access to school- and community-based mental health services for youth, families, and school communities. Project Cal-Well was initially launched by the California Department of Education (CDE) in partnership with three Southern California local education agencies (LEAs) from 2014-2019: Garden Grove Unified, ABC Unified and San Diego County Office of Education (COE). Building off successes and lessons learned from the first cycle, the CDE is partnering with three LEAs in Northern California for the second cycle (2019-2024): Humboldt, Stanislaus, and Sacramento COEs. The University of California, San Francisco School Health Services Research & Evaluation Team is evaluating the initiative. WestEd is providing technical assistance support to the project.




Cal-Well Practical Briefs

This series of briefs was developed based on information shared at the quarterly Project Cal-Well meetings at the California Department of Education.