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, Wraparound 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.

On-site child psychiatrists work closely with the Youth Services Behavioral Health team providing comprehensive psychiatric evaluations that incorporate biological, psychological, and social factors.

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.

PCIT is conducted through “coaching” sessions during which you and your child are in a playroom while the therapist is in an observation room watching you interact with your child through a one-way mirror and/or live video feed. You wear a “bug-in-the-ear” device through which the therapist provides in-the-moment coaching on skills you are learning to manage your child’s behavior

  • Individual sessions for substance use and co-occurring disorders
  • Drug education class
  • Family counseling
  • Case management services

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.

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.