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(6.33) Can regional centers provide emergency or crisis intervention services?

(6.33) Can regional centers provide emergency or crisis intervention services?

The Lanterman Act says regional centers can provide emergency and crisis intervention services to help a person stay in the family home. These services include mental health and behavior modification services provided in the family home. If services are unsuccessful, the regional center must provide emergency housing in the person’s community. If the person must move to another community, the regional center must try to return them to their home with all the supports they need as soon as possible.[1]Section 4648(a)(10).

There are several children’s crisis homes in California that offer intensive behavioral supports. These homes help children manage their behavior so they can go home. The Regional Resource Development Projects (RRDPs) usually refer children to these homes.

If your child has a psychiatric disability and gets full-scope Medi-Cal, your child can also get Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS). TBS are one-to-one services that help you and your child learn new ways to control problem behavior and increase behaviors that allow your child to succeed.

References
1 Section 4648(a)(10).