YOUTH & FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS
The Santa Barbara Transgender Advocacy Network (SBTAN) offers support groups for youth and families; educates individuals and organizations on best practices for transgender & gender expansive clients, patients, students, congregants and families; creates and develops spaces, actions, and policies that advance the welfare of transgender and diverse gender non-conforming individuals and their families.
SBUSD has an intentional focus on creating and maintaining positive learning environments that value relationships, equity, and social-emotional growth. We aim to offer early and ongoing support to students and families using the Santa Barbara Unified School-Based Mental Health Services Referral Model. We also offer district virtual wellness resources and opportunities to encourage students, families, and staff to practice self-care in collaboration with community partners. For more information please contact your counselor, Dean (secondary 7th-12th), or Principal (elementary K-6th).
The WELL is SBCC's Student Health Services Wellness Program that provides workshops, group counseling, skill-building groups, and events around mind and body health and wellness. Student Health & Wellness Services provides registered SBCC students with Personal Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Alcohol & Drug Support Services, Community Referrals, and Medical Services. All SBCC registered students(including dual enrollment high school students) are welcome to attend The WELL workshops, groups, and events.
Special education programs are available to all eligible students with disabilities, ages birth to 21 in Santa Barbara County. SBC-SELPA is a joint powers agency that provides oversight, guidance, training and support to member local education agencies (LEAs), parents, guardians, and the community related to identifying and providing compliant, best practice Individualized Education Plan(IEP) Services to students with disabilities.
St. George Youth Center provides a safe, fun, alternative space for teens during after-school hours. The youth center is open to young people in grades 5 -12. Our goal is to create a space where all youth and teens feel safe, supported and empowered to be the best version of themselves.
Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA) empowers people through healing and social change to eliminate all forms of sexual violence. We are committed to transforming lives by providing services and education to meet the needs of our diverse community. Our services are available through non-contact methods. We offer a 24-hour hotline (805) 564-3696.
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