Behavioral Health Department
Youth and Family Services
Youth and Family services provide integrated mental health services by working with the Community and with other agencies such as Special Education, Human Services Agency/Children Family Services, Juvenile Justice system and Children's Medical Services. Comprehensive services include: psychiatric assessment and treatment, case management, outpatient psychotherapy, psychological testing, school based services, home based services, acute care of crisis and hospitalization. All of the programs strive to insure continuity of appropriate care in the least restrictive environment and prevent out of home placement
Youth and Family services can be obtained by calling 1-866-998-2243. Services are divided into the following programs:
New - Family Resources/Recursos para la Familía - Resources to nurture your child's mental health. For more information click here.
Youth & Family Services - With clinics located in Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, Ventura, Santa Paula and Fillmore.
Juvenile Justice Program - Serves youth with mental health needs who are in residence at the Juvenile Facilities in Oxnard.
Transitions Program - Serves young adults between the ages of 18-25.
Special Education Program - Serves special education students with mental health issues that are impacting their education.
Child Welfare Subsystem - Behavioral health services to court dependent (California W&I Code 300) children in Ventura County in collaboration with Human Services Agency, Children and Family Services.
Mental Health Counseling for Children 0-5 Years of Age - Ventura County Behavioral Health provides short-term, intensive field based mental health assessment and treatment to children experiencing behavioral and emotional symptoms impacting his/her functioning at home and in the community. This program is funded through a collaboration with the First 5 Commission of Ventura County. The overarching goal is to prepare children to be successful in school by providing mental health services that enhance their social and emotional wellbeing. These services are provided in the home or community based on the parent’s identified need. Children and their parents are referred through the local Neighborhood for Learning centers, agency partners, and preschools. For more information call 1-805-289-3100.
CalWORKs Behavioral Health Program - Serves “welfare to work participants” who face challenges to employment due to mental health, domestic violence and substance abuse issues.
Acute Care Services
Inpatient psychiatric services are offered through private psychiatric hospitals for Medical recipients and uninsured children and adolescents. In-home crisis intervention can also be obtained through the Children's Intensive Response Team 1-866-431-2478 or Crisis Services 1-866-998-2243.