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Mental Health Services for Youth and Families

Seriously emotionally disturbed (SED) children and adolescents to age 18 are served by a system of care that includes Sonoma County staff working in partnership with Schools, the Valley of the Moon children’s home, juvenile health services at Los Guilicos, and community partners. Services include:

  • Wrap-around services for children age 5 to 12 years old
  • Assessment
  • Case management
  • Crisis intervention and stabilization
  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Medication monitoring
  • Enhanced mental health services for youth in residential care
  • Therapy

Family Services Coordinator: 707-571-8452

Crisis Assessment Prevention and Education Team

The Crisis Assessment, Prevention, and Education Team (CAPE Team) is a prevention and early intervention strategy specifically designed to intervene with transition age youth ages, 16 to 25, who are at risk of or are experiencing first onset of serious psychiatric illness and its multiple issues and risk factors: substance use, trauma, depression, anxiety, self harm, and suicide risk.

The CAPE Team aims to prevent the occurrence and severity of mental health problems for transition age youth. The CAPE Team is staffed by Sonoma County Behavioral Health licensed mental health clinicians. Services are located in 9 Sonoma County high schools, Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University.

For additional information about the CAPE Team, use this link.

Resources for Parents:

Tips for Parents With Infants and Toddlers

Tips For Parents With Preschool Children

Tips For Parents With Schoolage Children

Tips For Parents With Adolescents

Credit for the four resources listed above: Information from the National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD) and National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).  Authors: Berkowitz, S. Bryant, R., Brymer, M., Hamblen, J. Jacobs, A., Layne, C., Macy, R., Osofsky, H., Pynoos, R., Ruzek, J., Steinberg, A., Vernberg, E., Watson, P.

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