Yolo County Children’s Programs
Therapeutic Behavior Services (TBS), Community Based Services (CBS), PORTAL, and BRIDGES
TBS, CBS and BRIDGES services are intensive community-based services. 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. BRIDGES is a Full Service Partnership (FSP) program designed to work with under-served children (up to age 16) with serious emotional challenges.
Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) is an intensive, one to one, short-term outpatient mental health treatment service for youth who are engaging in 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 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 person and develop their long- and short-term goals in order to create a plan that will work for them. Services include: therapy; rehabilitation that provides identification and connection to community resources; case management; and access to a youth peer mentor.
BRIDGES is an intensive program designed for children and their caregivers with the goal of providing wrap-around support to the family to help the children to meet their mental health goals. Through the CFT meetings, needs and services are identified and a plan is created to meet the family's identified requests. The CFT is the primary tool utilized to ensure family voice in treatment planning as well as ongoing regular monitoring of treatment progress and engagement of natural supports in the community. Services to meet the family's goals may include: case management activities, individual/group/family therapy, rehabilitation supports as well as resource linkage and advocacy. A family advocate is available to address any concerns parents might have regarding services and to provide additional support that might be needed, 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 and Vietnamese.
To receive services in Yolo County:
Contact Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency at the 24 Hour Toll Free Access Line at (888) 965-6647 or the Woodland office at (530) 666-8630, Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm.