Youth Services

CommuniCare Health Centers offers a wide range of Youth Services including mental health and substance use services to support the needs of youth in Yolo County. The Youth Services program includes: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Functional Family Therapy, Individual Counseling, Group Counseling, Substance Use Services, Wrapround Services and Child Psychiatry. Youth services are offered in-clinic in both Woodland and West Sacramento, in-home, the Yolo County Juvenile Detention Facility, at select school sites and in the community.

TF-CBT is for youth who are experiencing significant emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events. Youth and parents learn skills to help process, manage and resolve distressing thoughts, feelings and behaviors related to trauma; and enhance safety, growth, parenting skills, and family communication.

CBI-SA teaches youth effective strategies for avoiding substance abuse and emphasizes skill building activities for promoting cognitive, social, emotional and coping skills development.

FFT is a family therapy program provided in both English and Spanish in our clinic locations or in the home. FFT aims to reduce negativity and blame within the family and increase hope for change. Realistic and obtainable family goals and a behavior change plan are developed collaboratively and external supports for ongoing change are identified.

Our Youth Services Team partners with Woodland Joint Unified School District to provide on-site counseling and support to students.

Wraparound services provide youth and families with strength-based, needs-driven, family-centered services to prevent or reduce out-of-home placements and develop problem-solving skills, coping skills, and self-efficacy for clients referred by Yolo County Child Welfare or Probation Department.