Behavioral and Mental Health Services
Stanford Sierra Youth & Families, in collaboration with the Yolo County Children’s Alliance, provides Community Based Family Services (CBFS). The program offers a wide array of specialized mental/behavioral health services and supports and is designed to provide a “safety-net” for Yolo County families with children and youth (ages 0-21) who are struggling at home, school, or in the community. The program is unique in that clinicians partner with youth and their families to assess and determine an individualized plan for services and supports that focuses on family strengths and the overall emotional, behavioral health and well-being of youth. Services are culturally competent, flexible, family driven and can be provided in the home, school, and community settings. The goals of the CBFS program include: improving behavioral and mental health functioning; improving school performance; strengthening family connections; reducing the need for out of home placements, psychiatric hospitalizations, and contact with law enforcement; increasing permanency for foster youth; and connecting youth and families to community-based resources and supports.
- Yolo County Medi-Cal eligible children and youth ages 0–21 may receive services through CBFS .
- Services are provided in Yolo County’s threshold languages, including English, Spanish, and Russian.
- We always work with families and caregivers, and never work with a child/youth in isolation.
- Services include: assessment, plan development, individual and group therapy, rehabilitation services,case management, medication support services, crisis intervention, and peer and family advocate supports and services.
- We achieve excellent outcomes through our use of evidence-based therapy modalities and best practices.
- Therapeutic services may be provided in the family’s home, in the school setting, in the community setting of the family’s choice, or in our conveniently located counseling center.
Flexible Integrated Treatment (FIT) provides a “safety-net” for our community’s youth and their families who require mental health interventions and/or support. Our program is unique in that our mental health clinicians partner with youth and their caregivers to assess and determine an individualized plan for services and supports that focuses on family strengths and the overall emotional and behavioral health and well-being of youth. Services are culturally competent, flexible, family driven and can be provided in the home, school, and community settings.
Stanford Sierra Youth & Families, in partnership with the Sacramento County Probation Department, delivers the Juvenile Justice Intervention Services (JJIS) program. The program assesses each youth’s individual treatment needs and matches the youth to the appropriate service intervention(s) to include: counseling, skill building, peer and family support services; and case management and linkage to community-based services.
Therapeutic Behavioral Services
A Brief Intervention for Youth and Families that Leads to Improved Outcomes
Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) provides community-based, one-on-one, short-term, support to young people who are at risk of being moved into a higher, more restrictive living environment (hospital, group home) or need support transitioning to a less restrictive living environment (family home, foster home, group home). TBS is an adjunct program, meaning youth must be enrolled in a primary mental health service to be eligible.
Stanford Sierra Youth & Families’ Wraparound services literally “wraps” youth and families with comprehensive care to help keep children/youth safe and at home, in school, and out of trouble. Young people living in institutional care (group homes, detention facility) gain the support and guidance of our Wraparound program to help them transition safely to a permanent family or healthy, independent living. The program combines a family-centered, strengths-based, needs-driven, team-driven approach with individualized and wellness-focused interventions.