The California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission has approved $110,100 in innovation funds for Mariposa County.
Mariposa County will be using the money for an adaptation of a successful child welfare practice, Team-Decision making, to improve services for adult clients. The team is led by consumers that can include family members, mental health professionals and various community resource providers.
The teams offer support and resources for recovery and success.
The adaptation of the practice to the adult population will be assessed for its effectiveness in creating positive results and whether MHSA Team Decision-making increases community collaboration and reduces stigma, according to the news release.