What We Do

Health

Behavioral Health

Screening and treatment of developmental, social-emotional, and behavioral concerns in children under the age of 6 can help prevent learning and behavioral issues from becoming a pervasive problem that can effect long term learning and behavior.

  • Are at least five times more likely to have chronic health conditions
  • Have 1.5 times as many physician visits during their first 5 years of life
  • Have more hospitalizations during their first 5 years of life
  • Have more than 10 times the number of visits to specialty practitioners such as physical and occupational therapists, speech therapists, and audiologists. 

KidConnections Network of Providers

The KidConnections Network (KCN) of Providers is a collaboration between the Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Department (BHSD) and FIRST 5 Santa Clara County. KCN provides high quality, developmental screening and behavioral health assessment, home visitation and therapeutic services. KCN provides links to educational programs and resources, such as Early Start Program and FIRST 5 Family Resource Centers. KCN services are reimbursable through Medi-Cal, Healthy Kids, and FIRST 5. KCN provides the following services:

  • Screenings & Assessments: Providers utilize a comprehensive screening and assessment process,
    which looks at the developmental, social-emotional and relational needs of the child, in the context of their family and community setting.
  • Behavioral Health Therapeutic Services: Providers offer therapy with the goal of addressing and remediating any concerns that were identified during the assessment process. Providers utilize evidence- based treatment models that best fit the family and child's assessed needs, such as Triple P - Positive Parenting Program.
  • Behavioral Health Home Visitation Services: Providers offer support, guidance and coaching for families that support the child’s development. Providers are trained and provide evidence-based treatment models such as Triple P.
  • Linkage to Community Resources and Services: KCN collaborates with the Santa Clara County Office of Education to support families in connecting their child(ren) to educational and developmental services such as Early Start Program and School District programs to address developmental needs, such as speech and motor development, that may affect a child’s learning/educational progress.

KidConnections Network of Providers: System of Care Provider Agencies

KidConnections Network of Providers: Partners Agencies