County of San Bernardino - Behavioral Health - Promoting Wellness, Recovery and Resilience
  Children & Youth Services  

All DBH clinics provide services for children and adolescents under the age of 18 years of age. Services provided are crisis, counseling, access, and referrals to behavioral health services. Also, for adolescents transitioning to the Adult System of Care.

DBH Walk In Clinics

Accessing services for children and youth information. (English) (Spanish)

Children's System of Care Administration
900 E. Gilbert Street, Cottage 4
San Bernardino, CA 92415
(909) 387-7000 Fax:(909) 387-7611

Centralized Children's Intensive Case Management Services (CCICMS)

900 E. Gilbert Street, Cottage 4
San Bernardino, CA 92415
(909) 387-7000 Fax:(909) 387-7611

The CCICMS Unit coordinates multiple specialty programs to meet the mental health needs of minors and provides direct case management services as needed for minors. Specialty programs which are coordinated and monitored by CCICMS include: 0 to 5 Mental Health Services, Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS), Group Homes contracted for additional mental health services, Wraparound Services, and Healthy Homes. Please call with any questions.

Healthy Homes
Healthy Homes is a collaborative program between DBH and DCS which seeks to ensure early identification, assessment, and treatment of the mental health needs of children in and out of home care. The assessment process includes an interview with the child and the child's caretaker with the cooperation of the primary social worker. The program is intended to increase the stability of children in out-of-home placement, increase the potential for reunification and maximize their function in their family, school, and community.

Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS)

TBS is an intensive one-to-one, short-term outpatient treatment intervention for children and youth with serious emotional problems or mental illness who are experiencing a stressful transition or life crisis and need additional short-term specific support services.

Parent Partner Program

The Parent Partner Program works to promote self-reliance empowerment, to develop and provide effective services and respect the unique culture and history of each family and youth. To promote partnership between the families, mental health providers, health care providers and other agency/school personnel. TO provide advocacy, support and help with IEP's (Individual Education Plan). Community Resources and referrals.

CANS-SB (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths San Bernardino)

This site is designed to be used by DBH staff & DBH contract providers who are implementing the CANS-SB.

Juvenile Justice Program (JJP)

A Joint Collaboration between the Departments of Behavioral Health and Probation
(Updated 7/11/12)

To promote resiliency in Juvenile Justice
Behavioral Health Minors through
tailored, evidence-based programing.

Restorative Justice,
Successful Youth,
& Safe Communities.

In 2006, the County of San Bernardino Departments of Behavioral Health and Probation collaborated and combined resources to establish a comprehensive and effective continuum of adolescent behavioral health care to meet the needs of the juvenile population with mental illness detained in the County Juvenile Detention and Assessment Centers (JDACs) or Probation treatment facility.

Juvenile Justice Administration
780 E. Gilbert Street
San Bernardino, CA 92415
(909) 386-0776

Since the implementation of the Juvenile Justice Program in 2006, Juvenile Justice Program Administration has provided program planning, organization, policy and procedure creation, staffing and budgeting. Administration staff has worked to ensure program compliance with mental health laws and regulations related to juvenile justice institutions and programs (Title 15 and NCCHC).

Forensic Adolescent Services Team (FAST)
Central Valley Juvenile Detention and Assessment Center
900 E. Gilbert Street
San Bernardino, CA 92415

High Desert Juvenile Detention and Assessment Center
21101 Dale Evans Parkway
Apple Valley, CA 92307

FAST, the 2010 recipient of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission of San Bernardino County Public Agency Service to Youth Award, uses a four-tier approach – identification, stabilization, education, and referral – to assist minors from the time they are first detained in the JDAC through the minors’ release and return to the community.

740 E. Gilbert Street
San Bernardino, CA 92408

The Gateway program is an 18-month commitment program for male juvenile offenders. It was originally designed to house and treat wards who could no longer be committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) pursuant to SB 81. Results have been characterized by a lower recidivism rate and wards returning to the community with a GED, employment, or enrolled in community college. This program has been described as a more modern and effective approach to juvenile rehabilitation. The Gateway program received a National Association of Counties (NACo) award in 2012.

Integrated New Family Opportunities (INFO)
This NACo and Council on Mentally Ill Offenders (COMIO) Best Practices award-winning program was created in January 2007, to serve minors coming out of the Central Valley JDAC. INFO uses evidence-based models for reducing the involvement of mentally ill minors in the juvenile justice system. Community based services include Functional Family Therapy, Intensive Probation Supervision, 24/7 case management and peer counseling.

Juvenile Justice Community Reintegration (JJCR)
Minors who have been identified with behavioral health issues who are detained in a County of San Bernardino JDAC and will be returning to the community are referred for JJCR services. While the minor is still detained, the family and minor are consulted regarding the minor’s history, strengths, and needs as well as the family’s special circumstances. Aftercare programs are sought to support the minor’s smooth transition into the community. Individual case planning, home visits, and referrals are essential components of the program and include academics, vocational skills, job related skills, legal resources, and information.

Specialty Courts

Court For The Individualized Treatment Of Adolescents (CITA)
CITA is a collaborative effort of the County of San Bernardino Juvenile Court, Department of Behavioral Health, District Attorney’s Office, Probation Department, and Public Defender’s Office which seeks to identify minors who are on probation and have a significant mental illness. The goal is to link these minors with appropriate mental health treatment in the community. The program involves frequent court appearances and group, individual and family counseling.

Drug Court
Drug Court is a collaborative effort of the County of San Bernardino Juvenile Court, District Attorney’s Office, Department of Behavioral Health, Probation, Public Defender’s Office and Community Treatment Providers. The eight-month program involves frequent court appearances, frequent drug testing, and group, individual, and family counseling.

Mental Health Court
Mental Health Court assists in the timely resolution of juvenile delinquency cases where the issue of legal competency has been raised and in those matters where the mental health or developmental disability of the minor has created significant treatment or placement issues.

Transitional Age Youth (TAY)

Phone: 909-387-7194

TAY are those individuals who are between the ages of 16 & 25. The TAY One Stop center has been specially designed for youth, by youth. Our target population is youth with mental and/or emotional problems who may be emancipating from: foster care, group homes, the juvenile justice system, or county jail.

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