Transformation: Elevating Youth Voice and Engagement in TAY Mental Health Services (1 hour of continuing education) Community Report-Part 1/3, highlighting Foster Youth voices and experiences.
Impact: Elevating Youth Voice and Engagement in TAY Mental Health Services (1 hour of continuing education) Community Report-Part 2/3, highlighting Foster Youth voices and experiences.
Power: Elevating Youth Voice and Engagement in TAY Mental Health Services (1 hour of continuing education) Community Report-Part 3/3, highlighting Foster Youth voices and experiences.
Supporting Youth in Foster Care in Making Healthy Choices: This guide from the Child Welfare Information Gateway is intended to help caseworkers, foster parents, or other caring adults learn about trauma experienced by youth in foster care and treatment options, including approaches other than psychotropic medication. The guide presents strategies for seeking help for youth, identifying appropriate treatment, and supporting youth in making decisions about their mental health. Additionally, this guide serves as a companion guide to the 2012 Making Healthy Choices: A Guide on Psychotropic Medications for Youth in Foster Care. (1 hour of continuing education)
The Mobile Emergency Response Team (MERT) is the Santa Cruz County Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention and Evaluation service team for youth and families living in Santa Cruz County, regardless of insurance coverage. MERT provides crisis intervention, stabilization and field-based response to acute crisis situations. MERT works with youth and families around safety planning and provides short term clinical follow up and linkage to appropriate treatment services. MERT services are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 5 pm. Services can be accessed by direct walk-in or calling (800) 952-2335.
Confidential 24-Hour Suicide Crisis Line Toll-free: 1-877-663-5433 (ONE LIFE), Local: 831-458-5300. If you, or someone you know, are in imminent danger and need immediate help you should always call 911.
No Stigma No Barriers Led by a group of young people ages 16 to 28, focuses on improving mental health outcomes for transition age youth and their families.