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Mendocino County executed a thorough Comprehensive Prevention Plan (CPP) dedicated to improving the well-being of Native/Indian children and families from the Cahto Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria. The county used various data systems that clearly indicated an overrepresentation of American Indian youth within the county’s child welfare system. Mendocino County’s vision is centered around their Theory of Change: Choices of culturally specific and respectful primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention services provided on the Laytonville Rancheria and 1) availability of “skilled transportation” to those prevention services provided in other areas and 2) building tribal capacity to provide “skilled transportation” and prevention services, will lead to strengthening of families, through an increase of Protective Factors and a decrease in the likelihood of child maltreatment and involvement with child welfare services/ juvenile probation for Cahto tribal children in Mendocino County. The county is sustaining these services through federal funding provided by the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA). The Cahto Tribe is interested in utilizing Celebrating Families! (CF!) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) cross-cutting Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) in this plan. Mendocino County has a longstanding relationship with many of the local tribes’ Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) advocates and participates in ICWA roundtables and joint meetings to further assess, develop, and provide protection for American Indian children and their families. Mendocino County is driven to improve the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) within the Cahto Tribe, focusing on increasing Protective Factors while expanding upon their community pathway. The county predicts that prevention services will greatly impact the Cahto Tribe and reduce the high proportionality of cases involved in the formal child welfare system.  Read the Mendocino Comprehensive Prevention Plan