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San Mateo Full Service Partnership - It Works!

August 26, 2015

A recent study conducted by the American Institutes of Research shows that individuals participating in San Mateo County’s Full Service Partnership program had statistically significant decreases in psychiatric hospitalizations and emergency services. The study included nine years of data from the program that was compiled between July 2006 and July 2015. 

Psychiatric hospitalizations and use of Psychiatric Emergency Services are key indicators of well-being for people diagnosed with psychiatric conditions such as anxiety and stress disorders. Reductions in use of these services may indicate that an individual's mental health status has improved and that they no longer require intensive care.

Edgewood Center for Children and Families in San Mateo was first awarded the Full Service Partnership (FSP) contract from San Mateo County in 2005.  The Edgewood team works with children, youth, and emerging adults as well as their families, and provides a variety of services including; case management, individual and family therapy, psychiatric assessments and medication support, peer support for youth and parents, therapeutic after school programming, and 24/7 crisis support, among many other services. 

The FSP helps youth who are exiting or at risk of entering out of home placements (like juvenile hall, special education, foster care, and psychiatric emergency) stabilize and maintain their current placement, and avoid these more intensive levels of care facilities. These services also ensure that youth are successful in their transition from higher levels of care back into the community. Additionally, the program operates a Drop-In Center in San Bruno for all emerging adults between the ages of 18 to 25 in San Mateo County.

The FSP was awarded a new three-year contract in 2014.

Edgewood is the only provider of in-county FSP services for youth and emerging adults in San Mateo County and will continue to help the most acute youth there, living up to its mission of promoting the behavioral health of children, youth, and families and supporting each to a positive transition to adulthood. 

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About Edgewood San Mateo – 15 years of life-changing programs:

Edgewood Center for Children and Families – San Mateo Region began modestly in 2000 in a trailer in East Palo Alto with a single staff person extending our existing Kinship services to grandparents raising their grandchildren. Today, thanks to its connections to the community, Edgewood is the largest provider of behavioral health services on the peninsula with 130 staff serving over 2,600 youth and families each year. 

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