1999 Proposition 10, the tax on tobacco products, went into effect
1999 The departments of Public Health and Mental Health began meeting to explore the development of early intervention programming.
2000 RUHS - BH hired a supervisor, Chris Home, dedicated to program development.
2001 The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) screening project became one of the first programs funded by the new First 5 Riverside Children and Families Commission.
2001 In August, the screening project received its first month of DECAs – 25
2002 + A new proposal was developed for mental health and social emotional development to include more specific treatment interventions.
2003 6 therapists started Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) training with UC Davis.
2008 Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) was added as a mental health intervention.
2008 First 5 began a process to develop a comprehensive Mental Health Initiative for families with children 0 to 5 years of age, including a full range of screening, early intervention, and treatment services.
2010 Program development began for Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Mobile Services, funded by Mental Health Service Act (MHSA / Prop 63) funding.
2011 The first PEI Mobile clinic hit the road!
2011 A 5-year contract / funding cycle, First Five’s Mental Health Initiative, commenced.
2012 RUHS - BH allocated MHSA/PEI funding to combine with First Five dollars to support SET-4-School and maintain programming and established levels.
2013 PEI Mobile Services received the CSAC - California State Association of Counties Challenge award.
2015 A one-year extension contract to continue the Mental Health Initiative was executed.
2015 PEI Mobile Services received the Bright Ideas award from Harvard Kennedy School.
2016 Another one-year extension contract to continue the Mental Health Initiative was executed at a reduced rate.
2016 SET-4-School received a Riverside County Office of Education Model of Excellence award.
2018 Parent Child Interaction Therapy with Toddlers (PCIT-T) added to menu of services provided by RUHS-BH.
2018 First 5 awarded funding to RUHS - BH and collaborative partners to coordinate an Integrated System of Care for children ages 0 to 5 across Riverside County and to continue the SET-4-School program.
2018 Family Services Association became a SET-4-School community-based subcontractor to join existing partners, Victor Community Support Services, and Catholic Charities.
2019 Program focused mental health consultation was added to community-based partner contract monitoring.
2019 Jurupa Unified School District became a subcontracted partner to provide early intervention services.
2019 Rate Card Pilot Implementation (incentivizing outcomes) with Victor Community Support Services.
2020 Partnership with JUSD, PSUSD, and RUSD to support 0-5 therapists on school campuses.
2020 Commencement of the Growing Healthy Minds Early Childhood Collaborative to increase opportunities for young children across Riverside County.
Between 9% and 14% of children under 5 years old experience mental health challenges
There are 3 million children ages 0 to 5 in California and 186,000 in Riverside County
Over 40% of children ages 2 to 5 screened in Riverside County show social and behavioral concerns