Youth & Family Resources
We realize it can be overwhelming when your child starts to struggle with a mental health issue and we want to support parents and caregivers in being able to intervene early and get the support they need. YouthWell works collaboratively with our Santa Barbara County community organizations to simplify access to resources for youth through age 25 and their families.
Find a complete list of organizations providing youth and family mental health and wellness services in Santa Barbara County. Find crisis resources, therapists, treatment programs, parent and youth support groups, and more. Contact us if you need support navigating available resources.
Find support groups for parents and youth, workshops, parenting classes, youth classes, volunteer opportunities for youth, and more.
Find materials we have created for youth, parents, and teachers with self-care tips, resources, and more. Find handouts from our workshops.
YouthWell is launching new parent support groups for parents and for teachers. They will be hosted at the SBCC Extended Learning Wake Center starting in June 2023.
There are other groups offered throughout Santa Barbara County for parents and youth in English and Spanish. View the community calendar to learn more.
Free virtual Wellness Workshops on a variety of topics for students (ages 10-25), parents, and those working with youth. Participants learn tools and tips for managing their mental wellness and practicing self-care in order to build resilience so they are better equipped to cope with stress and challenging situations. Spanish interpretation is provided. VIEW PAST RECORDINGS >
Youth Mental Health First Aid is a comprehensive training specifically designed to equip educators, family members, and caregivers (18 years or older) with the skills and knowledge to identify, understand, and respond to the signs or risk factors of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. Free classes offered virtually and in-person.
Find tools and learn more about mental health disorders, how to choose a program, questions to ask a therapist, insurance terms, screening tools, etc. Find books, articles, and videos. Parents, it can make all the difference to educate yourself to better understand how to support your child. Youth & families can learn about volunteer opportunities in SB County.
YouthWell sends eNewsletters highlighting mental health issues and local resources. VIEW past issues >
ConnectSBC.org [FindHelp] is a new directory and referral platform for SB County. Organizations can contact Cottage Population Health to get connected.