When, might I ask, will “We the People,” more specifically parents, push back on the California Communists and Queer legislators who dominate California politics?


I can think of no bill quite as offensive to my sensibilities as Assembly Bill 655, “An act to amend, repeal, and add Section 6924 of the Family Code, relating to minors,” which effectively allows the removal of children age 12+ from their parent’s home without a court order.

AB-665 Minors: consent to mental health services.

AB 665, as amended, Wendy Carrillo. Minors: consent to mental health services.

Existing law, for some purposes, authorizes a minor who is 12 years of age or older to consent to mental health treatment or counseling on an outpatient basis, or to residential shelter services, if the minor is mature enough to participate intelligently in the outpatient services or residential shelter services, as specified, and either the minor would present a danger of serious physical or mental harm to themselves or to others or if the minor is the alleged victim of incest or child abuse. For other purposes, existing law authorizes a minor who is 12 years of age or older to consent to mental health treatment or counseling services if the minor is mature enough to participate intelligently in the outpatient services or counseling services.

This bill would align the existing laws by removing the additional requirement that, in order to consent to mental health treatment or counseling on an outpatient basis, or to residential shelter services, the minor must present a danger of serious physical or mental harm to themselves or to others, or be the alleged victim of incest or child abuse.

Existing law, for some purposes, requires that the mental health treatment or counseling include involvement of the minor’s parent or guardian unless the professional person treating or counseling the minor determines that the involvement would be inappropriate. For other purposes, existing law requires the involvement of the parent or guardian unless the professional person who is treating or counseling the minor, after consulting with the minor, determines that the involvement would be inappropriate.

This bill would also align the existing laws by requiring the professional person treating or counseling the minor to consult with the minor before determining whether involvement of the minor’s parent or guardian would be inappropriate.

Existing law defines professional person for these purposes to include, among other things, a mental health professional, a marriage and family therapist, a licensed educational psychologist, a clinical psychologist, the chief administrator of an agency, and a licensed professional clinical counselor, as defined.

This bill would add a registered psychologist, a registered psychological assistant, a psychological trainee, an associate clinical social worker, a social work intern, a clinical counselor trainee working under the supervision of a licensed professional, and a board-certified psychiatrist to the definition of professional person for these purposes.

This bill would make all of the above changes operative on July 1, 2024.

Introduced by Assembly Member Wendy Carrillo (Principal coauthor: Senator Wiener)

<Read the fine print details HERE.

If you believe that this is not part of the far left’s extreme queer and anti-parent agenda to encourage children and students to explore inappropriate sexual topics without parental consent, keep secrets from parents, silence parents at school board meetings, and enacting laws like this that allow removal of children from parents who do not accept the state’s dominion over your children, consider the Legislature’s findings.


The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

(a) California is failing on children’s mental health and preventive care. According to the most recent Commonwealth Fund Scorecard on State Health System Performance, our state ranks 48th in the nation for providing children with needed mental health care.

(b) Roughly one-half of California’s children are covered by Medi-Cal, the vast majority of whom are Black and children of color.

(c) Less than 19 percent of low-income teenagers on Medi-Cal received screenings for depression and a follow-up plan in 2020. This is despite the reality that nearly one in three adolescents in California reported symptoms that meet the criteria for serious psychological distress.

(d) Less than 9 percent of Indigenous youth on Medi-Cal received a screening and plan, the lowest of any racial or ethnic group.

(e) Despite an overall decrease in the suicide rate in California, in 2020, youth, particularly Black and Latinx youth, and girls all showed disproportionate increases in suicide. A shocking 78 percent of LGBTQ+ youth who were surveyed shared they had considered suicide, with the vast majority of those who had considered suicide sharing they had done so in the last year, and nearly one-third had made an attempt in the past year.

(f) Seeking care for mental health issues is complicated by pervasive social stigma and centuries of systemic oppression by government programs that create legitimate fears for families to engage in services.

(g) Youth, especially youth of color, express significant trepidation about needing to disclose to parents their mental health concerns and their need to access services. Without access to a trained professional, youth report they turn to mostly free resources of mixed quality that they access without parental intervention or adult assistance, such as social media accounts and online videos.

(h) For LGBTQ+ youth, the rejection from parents, harassment in school, and the overall LGBTQ+ negativity present in society can lead to depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol use, and other negative outcomes. Over one-half of surveyed LGBTQ+ youth reported that not being able to get permission from their parents or guardians was sometimes or always a barrier to accessing mental health services.

(i) Providers, particularly school-based providers, find that obtaining parental consent for a youth who needs support is complicated by the parent or caretakers’ beliefs and stigma about mental health care.

(j) Most states allow youth under 18 years of age to consent to receiving mental health care on their own.

(k) In California, existing law in both Section 124260 of the Health and Safety Code and Section 6924 of the Family Code establish that a minor who is 12 years of age or older may consent to mental health treatment or counseling on an outpatient basis, or to residential shelter services, if the minor is mature enough to participate intelligently in the outpatient services or residential shelter services; however, such services cannot be billed to Medi-Cal.

(l) Existing law in the Family Code authorizes providers to bill Medi-Cal if the above requirements are met and either the minor would present a danger of serious physical or mental harm to themselves or to others, or the minor is the alleged victim of incest or child abuse.

(m) Two laws with different standards are challenging for providers to implement and challenging for youth and families to understand, creating a chilling effect on their willingness to seek out care.

(n) This fundamentally inequitable policy is ultimately at odds with the state’s commitment to racial, ethnic, and health equity as demonstrated through ongoing efforts of the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative and CalAIM, which are state efforts to advance the goal of greater early intervention to address the mental health needs of youth.

(o) Requiring young people from low-income families to delay sensitive treatment until they are in serious distress places youth at unnecessary risk of not seeking care, increasing the likelihood of suicide, self-harm, or substance overdose, and contributing to the alarming disparities in mental health outcomes for youth from marginalized communities.

Why the sudden increase in gay and trans youth?

Report Reveals Sharp Rise in Transgender Young People in the U.S.

New estimates based on C.D.C. health surveys point to a stark generational shift in the growth of the transgender population of the United States.

The number of young people who identify as transgender has nearly doubled in recent years, according to a new report that captures a stark generational shift and emerging societal embrace of a diversity of gender identities.

The analysis, relying on government health surveys conducted from 2017 to 2020, estimated that 1.4 percent of 13- to 17-year-olds and 1.3 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds were transgender, compared with about 0.5 percent of all adults.

Experts said that young people increasingly have the language and social acceptance to explore their gender identities, whereas older adults may feel more constrained. But the numbers, which vary widely from state to state, also raise questions about the role of peer influence or the political climate of the community.

“It’s developmentally appropriate for teenagers to explore all facets of their identity — that is what teenagers do,” said Dr. Angela Goepferd, medical director of the Gender Health Program at Children’s Minnesota Hospital, who was not involved in the new analysis. “And, generationally, gender has become a part of someone’s identity that is more socially acceptable to explore.” <Source>

Could it be the incessant drumbeat of sexual politics pushed by activists in the school and the media to create an atmosphere where confused children are encouraged to adopt certain behaviors to better fit in with their peers? And, further, exploited by activists who want to weaken a parent’s hold on their children to disenfranchise the parents in favor of state dominion?

What is not mentioned is that many so-called counselors are politically-motivated gay activists looking to offer immediate gender-affirming care, including chemical castration and surgical intervention, without allowing for a child's normal maturation process.

Children are predisposed to learning and absorbing the lessons of their environment. What if that environment is skewed toward adults increasing their own social acceptance by normalizing their behaviors in a new generation of susceptible children?

Parental rights…

Parental rights are not mere privileges granted by the government; they are inherent and fundamental to the well-being and development of children. Upholding the preeminence of parental rights over government intervention empowers families, respects diversity, and promotes individual liberty. By recognizing parents' vital role in shaping their children's lives, society can create a brighter future where children thrive, and families flourish. Through the mutual support of families and a limited role of government, we can build a society that produces well-adjusted children and adults.

Consider the following…

  1. The Nature of Parental Rights: Parental rights are inherent and fundamental, originating from the natural bond between parents and their children. They encompass the right to make decisions concerning their offspring's upbringing, education, and well-being. Recognizing parental rights acknowledges that parents possess unique knowledge, love, and understanding of their children's needs, which any government entity cannot replicate. These rights enable parents to instill values, provide moral guidance, and foster a sense of identity within their children.

  2. Governmental Role and Limitations: While governments have a legitimate interest in ensuring the well-being of children, it is crucial to understand the limitations of government intervention in family matters. Governments should act as facilitators and protectors, providing support and resources to families without supplanting their decision-making authority. Parental rights act as a check against political overreach by the state, guarding against limiting personal liberties and promoting diversity in child-rearing practices.

  3. Education and Schooling: One area where the superiority of parental rights is particularly crucial is education. Parents have the right to choose the educational path that aligns with their family's values, beliefs, and child's unique needs. Whether it is public, private, homeschooling, or alternative educational approaches, parents should have the right to make informed decisions in the best interest of their children.

  4. Medical Decision-Making: There is no more crucial aspect of parental rights than medical decision-making for their children. Parents are responsible for choosing their children's healthcare, including vaccinations, medical treatments, and general well-being. While public health measures are essential, the authority to make medical decisions for children should ultimately rest with the parents, who are best positioned to assess their child's unique circumstances and act in their best interest.

  5. Preserving Family Bonds and Values: Parental rights strengthen family bonds and preserve the transmission of cultural, religious, and moral values across generations, providing an environment where children learn about empathy, responsibility, and respect. Recognizing parental rights enables families to maintain autonomy in fostering these values, ensuring that children grow up with a strong sense of identity and belonging.

Bottom line…

Do not allow the activists and so-called “experts” to have unfettered dominion over children and further criminalize parental behavior when one or more parents disagree with the state regarding the treatment of their children.

I could make the case that it is the schools, dominated by progressive communist democrat activists and their unions, that are damaging, sometimes irreparably, our nation’s children.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
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