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The Intersection of System of Care and Family First Prevention Services


This training was presented on
January 18, 2023


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There are currently extraordinary and transformative opportunities in the child and family service ecosystem in California, with great focus on creation of child wellbeing and whole person approaches. This presentation will provide an overview of structure and function of California’s Children’s System of Care, established in AB2083, and highlight how this system can most effectively support sustainable Family First Prevention Services planning and implementation.


Participants will:

  • Become familiar with AB2083 and the Children’s System of Care in California
  • Identify at least 3 functional areas of their System of Care work that relate to and support CPP planning
  • Name at least 4 related prevention efforts in their county that might be leveraged as part of their CPP work
  • Identify at least 3 reasons for using the System of Care ILT as their CPP Governance body


Who should attend: Family Resource Center staff, child abuse prevention councils (CAPCs), and other child and family-serving organizations; Comprehensive Prevention Planning lead agency staff, County Prevention Planning Teams; staff and stakeholders of partner agencies/organizations and ILT or System of Care involved county leaders.



  • This is an interactive training. Please be prepared to participate in activities such as group discussion, break out rooms, and/or demonstration. Your training experience will be best with the use of a web cam, audio, and a training environment conducive to active participation.
  • Portions of this training may be recorded. This is an interactive training, and you will benefit most from direct attendance.
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Richard Knecht, MS, has delivered program operations, leadership, strategic planning and training services to public and private healthcare and human service systems for more than thirty years. He is recognized in California for his work in designing, adapting and implementing integrated and trauma-informed Systems of Care for public human service agencies. Richard serves as the Integrated Services Advisor to the California Department of Social Services.

A Marriage and Family Therapist by training, Richard is the former Chief Operating Officer of a large behavioral health hospital, and the former Sr. Vice President of Program Operations at the River Oak Center for Children. He directed Placer County’s highly regarded children’s system from 2006 through 2016. He is a past President of the Board of Directors at, and was most recently appointed to Placer County’s First Five Commission. He is the author of two children’s books, the latest “Scary, But Not Very” helps parents talk with young children about personal resilience in the face of trauma.




Managing Partner, Integrated Human Services Group