Asha George, Ph.D., Director, Mental Health
Amy Larum, RN, Deputy Director, Mental Health

Children and Family Services

Children’s Services provides assessment, therapy, case management, psychological services, and medication services. Services are provided in collaboration with Child Welfare Services, Public Health, the Probation Department and Community Organizational Providers.

  • Children, Youth, and Family Services (CYFS) provide assessment, treatment, medication support, and case management for children, youth, and families.

  • Pine Grove School is a treatment program for severely emotionally disturbed youth in grades 7-12 integrated into a classroom setting.

  • Probation Outreach Services provides outpatient therapy (individual and family) and team approach, case management services to youth, involved in the Juvenile Justice System at Juvenile Hall and in the Children’s Outpatient Clinic.

  • The Northern California Regional Facility’s New Horizons Treatment Program is an 18 bed locked residential facility that provides mental health services as part of an integrated program for adjudicated youth in the Juvenile Probation system. Aggression Replacement Training (ART), a research-based skill training system presented in group format, is the centerpiece of the treatment program. Residents also receive individual and family therapy, case management and medication support. Residents and their families also participate in Family Team Meetings. Aftercare treatment services are available to the youth and families with the same therapists and case managers they have worked with during the in-custody portion of the program.

  • Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is an evidence-based brief family therapy model provided to adolescents, 11 to 18, and their families (including younger siblings) exhibiting, delinquency, violence, substance abuse and family conflict. Sessions are most often provided in the family home but can also be provided in other community settings or in the Children’s Outpatient Clinic.

  • Healthy Alternatives is a court-ordered treatment program for youth in the Juvenile Justice system with mental health needs. Youth receive more frequent court reviews, Functional Family Therapy and intensive probation case management and supervision.

  • Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Services provide screening, treatment, and referral services for Transitional Age Youth (TAY) ages 15-24 years.

  • Organizational and Fee for Service Providers, located throughout the community, including schools, offer individual counseling services and case management services for children who are Medi-Cal beneficiaries.

  • Therapeutic Behavioral Services are contracted Medi-Cal mental health specialty services for children and young who meet strict eligibility criteria while receiving other mental health services.

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