Yolo County Children’s Programs

Jana Cooper, Program Director

Therapeutic Behavior Services (TBS), Community Based Services (CBS), PORTAL, and BRIDGES

TBS and CBS services are intensive community based services in which the treatment teams provide services when and where families are able to meet and feel most comfortable

TBS, CBS and PORTAL are all outpatient programs designed for youth with Medi-Cal up to age 21 with serious emotional problems.

Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) is an intensive, one to one, short-term outpatient mental health treatment service for youth who are engaging in specific behaviors that endanger their safety, or place them at risk for moving to a higher level of care in a group home or locked facility. TBS services include: functional behavioral analyses, plan development, and direct interventions with the child and parents/caregivers around the specific targeted behaviors that are placing the youth at risk. The behavior plans are individualized to meet the unique needs of the child in their home, school and community environments.

Community Based Services (CBS) is an intensive outpatient program designed for youth who are not able to benefit from traditional outpatient services. Treatment decisions are made in partnership with the youth and family through a Child and Family Team (CFT) meeting process. The CFT results in a service design and treatment plan that is unique to the youth’s specific needs and goals. Services include: individual and family therapy, collateral services, extensive rehabilitation services, access to a youth peer mentor and case management.

PORTAL is a new program designed to work with Transitional Age Youth and/or youth who identify as LGBTQ. Through the CFT process, youth are able to identify their family and support persons and develop their long and short term goals in order to create a plan that will work for them. Services include: therapy; rehabilitation which provides identification and connection to community resources; case management, and access to a youth peer mentor.

BRIDGES operates on behalf of Family Coordinators who provide additional case management activities, skill building and rehabilitation supports as well as resource linkage. The Coordinator also facilitates the Child and Family Team meetings, the primary tool utilized to ensure family voice in treatment planning as well as on-going regular monitoring of treatment progress and engagement of natural supports in the community. A Family Advocate meets with parents around any concerns they have regarding services and provide additional supports they may need from paraprofessional support to resource linkage. The Advocate facilitates monthly parent support groups that function as a peer support group, providing a safe place to discuss stressors and make meaningful connections with other parents who are facing similar difficulties.

Turning Point attempts to meet the specific cultural and/or linguistic needs of the youth and family served. We currently are able to provide services in Spanish.

To receive services in Yolo county:
Contact ADMH at our 24 Hour Toll Free Access Line at (888) 965-6647 or our Woodland office at (530) 666-8630, Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm.

Phone: (530) 351-7975

Address: 3120 Freeboard Dr. Ste 102
West Sac, 95691