Community Based Family Services (CBFS)

Overview

Community Based Family Services
Building upon families' strengths and empowering them to succeed

Stanford Sierra Youth & Families 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 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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO MAKE A REFERRAL:

Please contact our CBFS Program Director at (916) 344-0199.

You may request Stanford Sierra Youth & Families’ services by contacting the Access Team toll-free at (888) 881-4881.

Access Team members provide information, assess service needs and eligibility criteria, authorize mental health services, and make referrals to contracted Stanford Sierra Youth & Families’ mental health programs.