Child FIRST – Focus on Innovation and Redesign in Systems and Treatment


The Child FIRST Program at UCLA is dedicated to improving the effectiveness of mental health services delivered to all children, through innovation in mental health treatment design, clinical decision-making and information-delivery models, and mental health system architecture and processes. A primary strategy of the program is to study efficient ways to identify, implement, adapt, and coordinate mental health treatments supported by the highest quality scientific research. This work occurs primarily in the context of our partnerships with community agencies delivering mental health services throughout California and across the country.