YOUTH & FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS
Find youth behavioral health and wellness resources for Santa Barbara County in our directory for ages 0-25 and their families.
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- Age 4-10 (106)
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Support Groups are available for both teens and parents each serving a different purpose... Alateen, Al-Anon, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous
AHA! equips teenagers, educators, and parents with social and emotional intelligence to dismantle apathy, prevent despair, and interrupt hate-based behavior.
All Star Recovery is a sober living home that provides a safe place for you to build your foundation. We are a community of men 18+ in recovery that share one common goal - to stay clean and sober. You are not in this alone, and in Santa Barbara there is a strong community available to support you in your recovery.
Alpha provides services and supports for families who have children with intellectual and similar developmental disabilities or who may be at risk of developmental delay and other special needs.
Alsana is an eating recovery community and treatment provider that helps clients of all genders achieve lasting eating disorder recovery and whole health.
The Behavioral Health Department at American Indian Health & Services provides services that are reflective of the “Circle of Well-being” that encompasses the health of the mind, body and spirit. We offer individual and group counseling, and provide referrals linking clients to appropriate programs and agencies for counseling and treatment.
Our sleep away, day camp, and mid winter retreat programs provide a place where all girls can find a place in a creative arts focused community surrounded by positive mentors. From one week sessions for youth to explore music, art and photography, to high school camp outs, leadership development and rock band showcases, to a youth run record label, Amplify Arts Project strives to provide inspiring, inclusive and educational programming to all girls.
We evaluate and treat adolescents and adults with all types of anxiety disorders, primarily through Cognitive-Behavior Therapy and other empirically supported treatment methods.
Offering treatment of anxiety-based disorders including panic, social phobia, school refusal, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).
Apple to Zucchini Cooking School offers cooking classes for a variety of children, teens, and adults, helping them prepare delicious, nutritious, and affordable meals.
The goal at Balance Treatment Center is to provide a long-term path to stability rather than short relief from "disorder". The work is in uncovering and address the underlying sources of pain, rather than just symptom relief.
To enable all young people, especially, those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens
The Bridge Clinic of Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics (SBNC) serves patients with substance use disorders and a desire for treatment, with no unstable medical, psychiatric, or behavioral symptoms or problems that would require a higher level of care than an outpatient setting.
Buellton Union School District serves students in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade at Oak Valley Elementary and Jonata Middle Schools. Students in our district are offered a variety of wellness resources and support.
Parenting Helpline • 805-456-1234 • M-F: 1-4pm W: 5-8pm. Confidential, free-of-charge helpline parents can call for support and expert advice including referrals to treatment services. CADA offers Prevention, Education, & Treatment of Substance Use Disorders for youth and families. Resources and support are available for children, adolescents, parents, and families through counseling, therapy, and education.
Cal-FURS is for current and former FOSTER YOUTH and their CAREGIVERS. Designed to provide immediate (24/7), trauma-informed support when they need it. Prevent placement moves. Preserve the relationship between the child or youth and their caregiver. Provide a trauma-informed alternative for families who previously resorted to calling 911 or law enforcement. Reduce hospitalizations, law enforcement contacts, and placement in out-of-home facilities. Promote healing as a family. Improve retention of current foster caregivers. Promote stability for youth in foster care, including youth in extended foster care.
We offer long-term therapy, brief therapy, group therapy, psychological assessments,
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Social Anxiety and Solution-Focused Single Session therapy.
CALM utilizes a variety of trauma-informed, evidence-based programs and services that effectively treat child abuse and promote healing, as well as programs successful in preventing childhood trauma through family strengthening and support. Services are provided to all in both Spanish and English, at a sliding scale or free of charge if needed; no one is turned away due to inability to pay.
Camino a Casa treats adolescents (ages 9-17) challenged with emotional dysregulation including: anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, self-harm behaviors, trauma, PTSD, substance use, co-occurring disorders, and psychiatric hospitalization. Additionally, Camino a Casa offers psychological and academic assessments for youth (ages 3-21 years).
Education and prevention topics related to health and wellbeing including: Sexual and reproductive health curriculum; fitness and nutrition workshops and coaching; and, parent/adult education related to communication, healthy/unhealthy relationships, LGBTQ inclusion and safe environments, and healthy living.
Carp Connect Calendar Provides schedule & contact information of available services - http://carpconnect.org/calendar.html
Healthy families. Successful children. Strong community. It takes a village to raise a child, and the Carpinteria Children’s Project aims to coordinate the efforts in the village so that all families and children are healthy and successful. We are the coordinating hub of the Thrive Carpinteria Partner Network, a formal partnership of early childhood education and social services providers who serve families as a team. Even with the network, there are some gaps in services in Carpinteria, and so the Carpinteria Children’s Project provides direct services in early childhood education and family support. When other gaps in available services arise, we reach out to other resources in the county to fill them.
The Carpinteria Unified School District, in partnership with the community and parents, believes that all students can learn and are capable of being successful in our diverse society. We are committed to providing a quality educational program in a caring, positive environment which promotes self-esteem and mutual respect. CUSD provides comprehensive child and adolescent mental health services that are child and family centered, culturally sensitive, and strengths based. Services are offered at schools and in the community to ensure greatest access.
Casa Pacifica provides an array of Mental health services for youth within Santa Barbara County and Ventura County. Casa Pacifica offers adolescent and family services designed to treat victims of abuse and neglect, substance abuse, homelessness, and other behavioral and mental health issues. Our Camarillo, Santa Barbara, and Santa Maria offices work with more than 2,100 of the most vulnerable children and their families annually.
Substance use and mental health treatment to help women and their families recover from addiction by providing evidence-based treatment services while building community, instilling self-determination, and empowering them with educational opportunities and financial literacy.
Catholic Charities provides hunger and homeless prevention services for low-income families and individuals throughout Santa Barbara County, including 3 food pantries and several food distribution sites. Other services offered include case management, financial assistance, material services and individual and family counseling services. The Thrifty Shopper thrift stores in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria provide clients with free clothing and household goods.
CenCal Health is the Medi-Cal Managed Care Health Plan for Santa Barbara County's low income residents. Medi-Cal ensures that children and adults with limited income and resources can receive medical, mental, and behavioral health services at little or no cost. CenCal HEALTH members have access to services addressing mild to moderate mental health challenges and substance use.
The Central Coast Treatment Center for Eating, Exercise, and Body Image Disorders offers a collaborative, holistic approach for adolescents (13 years and older) and adults. We support individuals to reconnect with themselves in a new and more authentic way.