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Calaveras County is committed to keeping children and families together and reducing the need for foster care by leveraging resources to expand the availability of prevention services. Through data analysis, the County determined the five challenges that reflect major service gaps and serve as primary drivers of children’s welfare system-involvement for children and families. Phase one prioritizes caregiver substance abuse, especially when co-occurring with DV, children experiencing acute behavioral health challenges, developing and expanding services that can be fiscally and programmatically sustained, expanding access to support programs for families through community-based pathways, and expanding access to support programs for families in rural and isolated communities through virtual and in-home service delivery. Calaveras County also intends to explore the expansion of its existing EBPs in phase one, which include: Family Check-Up, Healthy Families America, Homebuilders, Motivational Interview (cross-cutting and substance abuse), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and Parents as Teachers.  Read the Calaveras Comprehensive Prevention Plan.