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Tips for Navigating Services

AND UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH

It can be challenging to know where to start when it comes to finding the right resources for your child. Below are tools, definitions, and a glossary to navigate the process and for understanding the different options available.

Resource Directory

Find a complete list of organizations providing youth and family mental health and wellness services. Find crisis resources, therapists, treatment programs, parent and youth support groups, and more.

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A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support.

Mental illness is not something that happens to other people, it touches all of us.

Crisis & relapse happen in isolation ~ recovery happens in community.

Empathy is the starting point for creating a community and taking action. It’s the impetus for creating change.

Depression is an illness, not a weakness and it is nothing to be ashamed of.

Community Calendar

Find workshops, events, support groups

April 2021

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2021 "Create to Prevent" Campaign - Participant Registration
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • Parent Support Group
  • Clases de Fortalecimiento Familiar en Español
  • Young People in Recovery: Virtual All-Recovery Meeting
2
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • STESA Book Club - "Bear Town"
  • Pacific Pride Foundation: PROUD Youth Group
3
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • AHA!'s Littlest Little Farm
4
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
5
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • AHA! Teens After-School Girls Group
  • AHA! Teens After-School Guys Group
6
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • De Familia a Familia
  • SPOT parent support group
  • Goodwill Youth Program Orientation
  • AHA! Teens After-School Ally Group
7
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • AHA! Teens After-School Creative/Music Group
  • Pacific Pride Foundation: PROUD Youth of Color
  • Santa Barbara County Behavioral Wellness Community Listening Session
  • Herramientas para Padres
8
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • Parent Support Group
9
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • STESA Book Club - "Bear Town"
  • Pacific Pride Foundation: PROUD Youth Group
10
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • AHA!'s Littlest Little Farm
11
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • YouthWell Parent & Youth Workshop
12
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • CET Zoom Coffee Meeting @ Monday April 12, 2021 9am - 10:30am (PDT) (Biweekly Regular Meeting)
  • AHA! Teens After-School Girls Group
  • AHA! Teens After-School Guys Group
13
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • De Familia a Familia
  • SPOT parent support group
  • Goodwill Youth Program Orientation
  • AHA! Teens After-School Ally Group
  • PROUD Youth Group
14
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • AHA! Teens After-School Creative/Music Group
  • Herramientas para Padres
15
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • Parent Support Group
  • Young People in Recovery: Virtual All-Recovery Meeting
16
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • STESA Book Club - "Bear Town"
17
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • AHA!'s Littlest Little Farm
18
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
19
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • AHA! Teens After-School Girls Group
  • AHA! Teens After-School Guys Group
20
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • De Familia a Familia
  • SPOT parent support group
  • Goodwill Youth Program Orientation
  • AHA! Teens After-School Ally Group
21
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • AHA! Teens After-School Creative/Music Group
  • Pacific Pride Foundation: PROUD Youth of Color
  • AHA! Programas Gratuitos de Certificación
  • Programas Gratuitos de Certificación de AHA!
  • Herramientas para Padres
22
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • Parent Support Group
23
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • STESA Book Club - "Bear Town"
  • Pacific Pride Foundation: PROUD Youth Group
24
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • Family Orientation Class
  • AHA!'s Littlest Little Farm
25
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
26
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • AHA! Teens After-School Girls Group
  • AHA! Teens After-School Guys Group
27
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • De Familia a Familia
  • SPOT parent support group
  • Goodwill Youth Program Orientation
  • AHA! Teens After-School Ally Group
28
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • Denim Day Social Media Boost
  • AHA! Teens After-School Creative/Music Group
  • Herramientas para Padres
29
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • Parent Support Group
30
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • STESA Book Club - "Bear Town"
  • Pacific Pride Foundation: PROUD Youth Group

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