Visitation and Coaching Services
These services help children in out-of-home care maintain relationships with their parents or other birth family. This reduces the sense of loss and abandonment children experience when placed in foster care. Our services include safe supervision of visits, teaching and coaching parents in positive parenting skills for visits, and promoting bonding between parents and their infants and toddlers.
Clinical Prevention Services
Home to Stay offers counseling and support services to families who are at high risk for child abuse and neglect in Placer County. We provide short-term counseling to enhance parenting skills, building supports and mitigating behavioral health risks to youth and families.
Specialty Mental Health delivers mental health services to children and youth ages 0 to 21 and their families in Shasta County. To reduce out-of-home placements, families enhance parenting skills; increase protective factors, coping skills and resilience; and improve child and family functioning.
Promoting Safe & Stable Families in Butte County assists families that are at imminent risk of entry into foster care and families transitioning from family reunification to family maintenance and case closure. PSSF also helps parents whose children are being returned to them after they have received reunification services for a period of time.
Youth Empowerment Services (YES) is a work‐based learning program focusing on mental wellness and designed to empower our youth to learn, earn, and connect. Using a positive youth development framework, the program emphasizes opportunities that maximize engagement, mitigate mental health and wellness challenges, all while supporting the healing for vulnerable youth. Our youth are regarded as community assets, change agents, and influencer’s who have the power to improve mental wellness. The overarching goals are: the destigmatization of mental health challenges; assist youth in strengthening their resiliency; and to inform the needs of the community mental health system.
What services our youth will receive:
• Complete 20 hours of either Mental Wellness Champions training or the Community Resiliency Model and 15 hours of youth-centered service projects
• Learn the basics of mental health and well-being to increase their mental health awareness
• Develop leadership and empowerment skills
• Explore perceptions and impacts of stigma around mental health and wellness
• Identify support systems, trusted adults, and local resources
• Improve their communication and social-emotional skills
• Develop and discover their sense of self -“Who am I to my family, friends, community?”
• Learn about different stress responses and build on skills of resiliency
• Earn a stipend and/or participate in a group celebration activity at completion of program/graduation
Youth Empowerment Services (YES) are provided by Wayfinder Family Services in partnership with the County of Butte Department of Behavioral Services and through the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).
For more information please contact us at: (530) 896-1920
*Referrals for services and eligibility criteria are determined by Butte County Behavioral Health