Client, Family, and Community Section
Behavioral Health Childrens Services
Target Population:Seriously emotionally disturbed children and youth who are in or at risk of out of home placement or who are qualified under special education.
Services: Clinics are located in Salinas, Monterey and King City, although much of the services are home or school based.
951 B Blanco Circle
1000 South Main #210B
2150 Garden Rd.
Seriously emotionally disturbed children and youth who are in or at risk of out of home placement or who are qualified under special education.
Clinics are located in Salinas, Monterey and King City, although much of the services are home or school based.
- Acute Inpatient Hospital – Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula is the primary hospital used for acute inpatient services. A variety of other hospitals in the Bay Area are used for children under 12 or for youth that require a locked facility.
- Outpatient services include individual, family and group therapy.
- Medication evaluation and follow up is provided at each clinic site.
- Case management is considered an essential component of treatment and intensive case management is provided to youth in out of home placement.
- Day Care Services – Day Care provides intensive treatment combined with specialized educational services. These programs run in collaboration with the County Office of Education. They are located throughout the County and serve youth ages 6-22.
- Home Partners – This is a family preservation program which is available 24 hours, 7 days a week providing in home supportive services to families who have children who are at risk of out of home placement. This program involves direct crisis intervention and the direct teaching, parenting and problem solving skills.
- Residential and Dual Diagnosis (Substance Abuse/Mental Health) Day Care Programs are provided through contracts with community agencies and in program for girls 14-18 co-jointly provided with the Probation Department.
- Specialized programs include early mental health intervention programs in local school districts, Safe Schools/Healthy Students Grant providing school-based mental health services in selected Salinas Schools and Proposition 10 funded programs in Children's International Day Care Centers.
- Parent Partnership Information and Support is available through all clinic sites.
Supportive Crisis Intervention & Debriefing / Crisis Support Team
In August 2008 Behavioral Health created a crisis support team. The team consists of specially trained
Behavioral Health staff who are available to individuals, first responders, organizations and employers in the community to facilitate debriefings following a critical or traumatic incident such as learning about the sudden death of a co-worker, or witnessing a tragic event. Behavioral Health staff assists people to work through the initial stages of grief and provides self care tips and resources. As expressed by Devon Corpus from the Behavioral Health Crisis Team: “We help individuals work through all of the emotions they are feeling –anger, sadness and fear- and help them restore a sense of control. As necessary we connect individuals with resources for continued care and services.” For more information, please contact the Crisis Team at: (831) 755-4111.
Referrals are made through the Department of Social Services and Probation Department, local school district’s Special Education Departments, and local hospitals. Community referrals are possible but are screened to ensure compliance with the target population.
Medi-Cal or based on ability to pay.
Monterey County Special Education Forms
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