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Resources

Resources to Support CARE Act Implementation​

This library is intended to support a wide variety of stakeholders with information and resources for the seamless implementation of the Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Act. The information is provided by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), Health Management Associates (HMA), and other partners. Additionally, the library contains content from other external sources.

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The CARE Act at a Glance

Brief providing an overall look at the CARE Act and provides answers to frequently asked questions.

The CARE Process Flow

CARE Act Process Flow demonstrating how a case may progress through the civil court, which covers case initiation, engagement, court process/service connection, service delivery, and assessing for reappointment or graduation.

CARE Act Eligibility Criteria Fact Sheet

Two page document providing an overview of eligibility criteria, CARE-eligible diagnoses, and additional information. Available on the Judicial Council website in English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Volunteer Supporter Toolkit

Toolkit including trainings, briefs, and other resources to help supporters in their roles.

Legal Roles in the CARE Act

Brief providing information about specific legal roles throughout this process, including counsel representing the respondent, judicial officers, and legal representation for the petitioner.

Supporter Role in the CARE Act

Brief providing explanation regarding the principles, roles, and trainings available for supporters.

CARE Act Resources for Petitioners

One-page information flyer for CARE Act Resources for Petitioners.

CARE Agreement & CARE Plan Worksheet for Behavioral Health

Worksheet to be used by counties as an optional tool to provide guidance in gathering information to inform their development of the CARE agreement or plan.

CARE Act Data Dictionary

Data Dictionary guiding County Behavioral Health Agencies and other state or local governmental entities in fulfilling the reporting requirements.

FAQs – CARE Act Service Requirements

Resource detailing frequently asked questions regarding CARE Act service requirements produced by the Judicial Council of California.

CARE Act Data Flowchart

Flowchart detailing every data point collected throughout the CARE Act process.

CARE Act Data Dictionary Summary Table: Appendix B

Resource summarizing all data elements and includes the associated statute, data source, question, and measurement period for each data element and point.

CARE Act Data Collection FAQs

Resource providing answers to frequently asked questions related to CARE Act data collection and reporting.

Senate Bill 35 Amendments

Brief providing updates and a summary of substantive changes to Senate Bill 35 for implementation teams.

Housing and Community Supports Technical Assistance Activities

Flyer including a list of TA options and directions for setting up a conversation to discuss county needs.

CARE Act Step by Step Guide to Uploading Documents on MOVEit

Step by Step guide to accessing and uploading documents to the MOVEit platform.

Information Sharing with Family Members

Guidance and advice for families related to information-sharing.

The CARE Act at a Glance

Brief providing an overall look at the CARE Act and provides answers to frequently asked questions.

The CARE Process Flow

CARE Act Process Flow demonstrating how a case may progress through the civil court, which covers case initiation, engagement, court process/service connection, service delivery, and assessing for reappointment or graduation.

CARE Act Eligibility Criteria Fact Sheet

Two page document providing an overview of eligibility criteria, CARE-eligible diagnoses, and additional information. Available on the Judicial Council website in English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Volunteer Supporter Toolkit

Toolkit including trainings, briefs, and other resources to help supporters in their roles.

Legal Roles in the CARE Act

Brief providing information about specific legal roles throughout this process, including counsel representing the respondent, judicial officers, and legal representation for the petitioner.

Supporter Role in the CARE Act

Brief providing explanation regarding the principles, roles, and trainings available for supporters.

CARE Act Resources for Petitioners

One-page information flyer for CARE Act Resources for Petitioners.

CARE Agreement & CARE Plan Worksheet for Behavioral Health

Worksheet to be used by counties as an optional tool to provide guidance in gathering information to inform their development of the CARE agreement or plan.

CARE Act Data Dictionary

Data Dictionary guiding County Behavioral Health Agencies and other state or local governmental entities in fulfilling the reporting requirements.

FAQs – CARE Act Service Requirements

Resource detailing frequently asked questions regarding CARE Act service requirements produced by the Judicial Council of California.

CARE Act Data Flowchart

Flowchart detailing every data point collected throughout the CARE Act process.

CARE Act Data Dictionary Summary Table: Appendix B

Resource summarizing all data elements and includes the associated statute, data source, question, and measurement period for each data element and point.

CARE Act Data Collection FAQs

Resource providing answers to frequently asked questions related to CARE Act data collection and reporting.

Senate Bill 35 Amendments

Brief providing updates and a summary of substantive changes to Senate Bill 35 for implementation teams.

Housing and Community Supports Technical Assistance Activities

Flyer including a list of TA options and directions for setting up a conversation to discuss county needs.

CARE Act Step by Step Guide to Uploading Documents on MOVEit

Step by Step guide to accessing and uploading documents to the MOVEit platform.

Information Sharing with Family Members

Guidance and advice for families related to information-sharing.