course »The Challenges of Extended Stay at the Assessment Center

Date: 3/22/2023, 11:00 am—1:00 pm
County: -Training Offerings
Sponsor: WestCoast Children’s Clinic
Phone: 510-269-9030
Youth at the Assessment Center in Alameda County historically were required to be placed by child welfare within 24 hours of their removal. With limited placements available for transitional aged youth and youth with specific and higher levels of needs, instances of extended/overstays with youth and non-minor dependents have become more common. However, this setting may not be well suited for youth with certain acute and high level needs. Using case presentations, participants explore the dynamics present at the Assessment Center and discuss service approaches and strategies to support and stabilize youth in the context of the complex system of care.