The Los Angeles County Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Plan focuses on prevention and early intervention services, education, support, and outreach to help inform and identify individuals and their families who may be affected by some level of mental health issue. Providing mental health education, outreach and early identification (prior to diagnosis) can mitigate costly negative long-term outcomes for mental health consumers and their families.
On March 26, 2009, the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) approved L.A. County’s PEI Early Start Projects Plan in order to jump start the creation of PEI Services. On August 27, 2009, the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission approved the PEI Plan for Los Angeles County. The plans and their appendices may be downloaded below:
The status report on the implementation of the PEI Plan , presented to the Systems Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting on June 15, 2011 is available below:
Overview of PEI EBPs, PPs, & CDEs
Overview of Current PEI Programs
Specific EBP/PP/CDE Information
PEI Provider Meetings
Newsletters and Bulletins
PEI Community Planning Reports 2008-09
How to Become an MHSA Contractor
FAQs and Forms
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What is Prevention?
Prevention in mental health involves reducing risk factors or stressors, building protective factors and skills, and increasing support. Prevention promotes positive cognitive, social and emotional development and encourages a state of well-being.
What is Early Intervention?
Early Intervention is directed toward individuals and families for whom a short (usually less than one year), relatively low-intensity intervention is appropriate to measurably improve mental health problems and avoid the need for more extensive mental health treatment.
Los Angeles County PEI Projects
Based on community input from stakeholders, DMH developed thirteen projects that address the needs, priority populations, special sub-populations, and PEI programs selected by the stakeholders. Each project includes 4 components: (1) outreach and education; (2) training and technical assistance; (3) data collection, outcomes, monitoring, and evaluation; and (4) PEI programs consisting of evidence-based practices, promising practices, community-defined evidence practices, and pilot programs. Each PEI project is designed to address one or more key community mental health needs and one or more priority populations.
Early Start Projects:
- School Mental Health – Violence Prevention
- Stigma and Discrimination
- Suicide Prevention
PEI Plan Projects:
- School-based Service
- Family Education and Support Services
- At-risk Family Services
- Trauma Recovery Services
- Primary Care and Behavioral Health
- Early Care and Support for Transition-age Youth
- Juvenile Justice Services
- Early Care and Support for Older Adults
- Improving Access for Underserved Populations
- American Indian Project