POSTED BY SBCS | May, 31, 2022 |

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 6 youth aged 6 – 17 experience a mental health condition. SBCS and our passionate, trauma-informed clinicians are committed to empowering youth and children with the critical services needed to support their positive mental health and well-being.  

Through individual and family counseling, activities, crisis intervention, case management and linkage to additional resources, we help even the youngest of minds focus on childhood and reach their fullest potential.  

As we recognize Mental Health Awareness Month, here are some of the ways SBCS supports youth and children:  

Children’s Mental Health 

  • Therapeutic supportive services for children and adolescents. 
  • 1,513 family therapy sessions were provided for 177 youth who completed therapy in 2021. 
  • Additional program information  

HERE Now  

  • Supports youth in recognizing the warning signs of depression and suicide in themselves or a friend and how to seek help. 
  • 5,177 students received suicide prevention services in 2021. 
  • Additional program information   

 Mi Escuelita  

  • Therapeutic preschool for children ages 3 – 5 who have been impacted by violence or abuse.  
  • With four classrooms, four full-time therapists on site, specialized staff and curricula, Mi Escuelita provides holistic support for some of the youngest victims of violence so they enter kindergarten ready to learn, thrive and succeed. 
  • Additional program information  

 Our Safe Place 

  • A welcoming community center for LGBTQ+ youth up to age 20 and their families.  
  • Provided 13 presentations reaching 236 community members and professionals to highlight the positive effect that respect, acceptance, and understanding of youth’s identities can have on their mental health in 2021. 
  • Additional program information  

 Prevention and Early Intervention  

  • Mental health prevention and early intervention services for students attending select school districts.  
  • 889 children in preschool through third grade received social emotional support during the 2021 – 2022 school year in the South Bay. 
  • Additional program information  

 To inquire or enroll, please contact us at 619-420-3620. 

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