General Information

Contact Dept

  • Phone:
    (559) 600-9180
  • Fax:
    (559) 600-7674
  • Address:
    4441 East Kings Canyon
    Fresno, CA 93702
  • Crisis Services:
    1-800-654-3937
  • Urgent Care Wellness Center:
    (559) 600-9171
  • TTY:
    (559) 252-0762

Department of Behavioral Health

 

 

Children’s Mental Health Services Division

Working Together To Keep Our Kids Safe

Kids

Outpatient - (559) 600-8918

Crisis -(559) 600-6760

Rural Services - 1-800-654-3937

Other Important Numbers

National Youth Crisis Helpline

1-800-999-9999

National Hopeline Network

1-800-784-2433

Sanctuary Runaway Hotline

1-800-820-4968

Warning Signs

  •  Making statements about wanting to die, “You won’t be seeing me again,” “it’s no use, “I feel rotten inside,” etc.

    • Change in eating or sleeping patterns.

    • Withdrawal from friends, family and regular activities.

    • Violent actions, rebellious behavior or running away.

    • Use of alcohol or other drugs.

    • Unusual neglect of personal appearance or hygiene.

    • Marked change in personality.

    • Loss of interest in pleasurable activities.

    • Persistent boredom, difficulty concentrating or a decline in the quality of schoolwork.

    • Frequent complaints regarding physical symptoms often related to emotions, such as stomachaches, headaches, fatigue, etc.

    • Giving away favorite possessions, throwing away important belongings, etc.

    • Suddenly cheerful after a period of depression.

    • Bizarre thoughts, seeing or hearing things that are not there.

    • Hyperactivity, extreme hostility, aggressiveness, serious risk taking and promiscuous sexual behavior can all “mask” depression.

    • Overwhelming guilt or self-hate.

    • Self-injury: scratching, cutting, biting, hitting, head banging, burning, etc.

 

Children's System of Care Administration

Division Manager: Irene Takahashi

3133 N. Millbrook Ave.

Fresno, CA 93703

(559) 600-6886

Fax (559) 600-7710

  

Outpatient Program

Services provided include mental health assessments and evaluations, case management services, transitional services, medication services, individual, family and group therapy and family advocacy.

Clinical Supervisor: Lesby Flores

3133 N. Millbrook Ave.

Fresno, CA 93703

(559) 600-6795

Fax (559) 600-7710

 

Children’s Crisis Assessment Intervention Resolution Center (CCAIR)

CCAIR is an outpatient crisis intervention program that provides treatment to prevent hospitalization. CCAIR services include assessment, crisis intervention and resolution for minors who have been determined to be a serious danger to themselves (suicidal), to others (homicidal) or are gravely disabled (unable to make use of food, clothing and shelter). CCAIR is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Clinical Supervisor: Jeffery Robinson

3147 N. Millbrook Ave.

Fresno, CA. 93703

(559) 600-6760

Fax (559) 600-7710

 

Expansion of Day Treatment Program (EDT)

EDT is a therapeutic program for adolescents comprised of a licensed clinician, and two community mental health specialists. EDT is a day treatment program intended to assist in stabilizing an adolescent who has been recently discharged from a psychiatric inpatient facility or to prevent the need for referring to an inpatient psychiatric facility. EDT will also accept referrals for the purpose of social rehab services to adolescents with complex social/emotional difficulties that impact their capacity to function in social and academic environments. Capacity is 8 children.

Clinical Supervisor: Luisa Parra-Sanchez

3133 N. Millbrook Ave.

Fresno, CA 93703

(559) 600-6795

Fax (559) 600-7604

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Partnering with Fresno Unified School District, IOP provides a therapeutically driven school setting which provides both mental health and educational services on-site. Mental health services are provided by a licensed clinician and two community mental health specialists. Educational services are provided by Fresno Unified teachers and one aide.  Referrals are generated by a student’s primary treating therapist when lower levels of mental does not appear to be sufficient in addressing the mental health needs of children who are on an IEP and have met ED (Emotional Disturbance) criteria.

Clinical Supervisor: Luisa Parra-Sanchez

3133 N. Millbrook Ave.

Fresno, CA 93703

(559) 600-6795

Fax (559) 600-7604

Youth Link Program

Dependency Court-ordered mental health services to assist children and their families in maintaining relationships conducive to healthy emotional development.

Clinical Supervisor: Chris Weatherby

3133 N. Millbrook Ave.

Fresno, CA 93703

(559) 600-6749

 

Infant Mental Health

This program provides mental health screening, attachment assessments, family therapy, group therapy & attachment-based parent/child therapy. Services are for voluntary or court-ordered 0-3 year olds.

Clinical Supervisor: Chris Weatherby

3133 N. Millbrook Ave.

Fresno, CA 93703

(559) 600-6749

JJC Juvenile Justice Campus

Therapeutic Services is provided by Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health – Children’s Mental Health Division (DBH). Medication Support Services is provided by Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health Children’s Division, in collaboration with Fresno County Department of Public Health (DPH).  Services are administered under the guidelines of Title 15 and in accordance with: DBH & DPH Policy and Procedures Guidelines; the California Board of Behavioral Sciences Rules and Regulations, the California Medical Board Association and in accordance with all Federal Laws. The target population is: Juveniles between the ages of 9 and 19 years old.

 

Children’s Mental Health provides a full range of psychotherapeutic services and interventions to the adjudicated minors and to minors awaiting adjudication.

Direct Services and interventions includes, but are not limited to: Crisis Response and Intervention, Psychosocial Assessments, Individual Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy, Psycho-education, Family Therapy, Life Skills Groups, Anger Management, Welfare and Institution Code 5150, Medication Referrals/Assessment, Medication Administering and Monitoring, Case Management Services and Substance Use/Abuse treatment.

Referrals for treatment may come from: the minor/s, probation staff, parents, school, Court Order and/or other collaborative partners. Services are coordinated in the form of a milieu, and include collaborative partners working together and playing a pivotal role to ensure that during treatment, the minor’s emotional, physical, psychological, spiritual and mental health needs are addressed and, ensuring that barriers to success are examined and appropriate intervention/s applied.

At JJC a full range of services is performed and systematically coordinated. The services are consummate in an effort to reduce stigma, improve self-esteem, improve family relationships, support quality of life and assist in the development of Wellness, Recovery and to reduce recidivism. Thus, as the minors exit the system, DBH would like to envision; an organized, collaborative process for continued Mental Health services/treatment which encompasses, the Family System as a whole.

Clinical Supervisor: Paulette R. Murray

3333 E. American Ave

Fresno CA 93725

(559) 600-4863

 

Day Reporting Center-Violet Heinz Education Academy

This is a collaborative program for youth who are involved in the juvenile justice system and is located at a school site. The program offers students education provided by Fresno County Office of Education, substance abuse counseling by WestCare and mental health treatment. All youth who receive services at the Day Reporting Center are involved with Juvenile Probation and are referred by their probation officer.

Clinical Supervisor: Paulette R. Murray

808 South Tenth St.

Fresno, CA 93703

(559) 443-4850 ext. 4199

School Based Programs

This MHSA funded program is designed to deliver outpatient mental health services to school age students that have been evaluated by school administration or other designated staff that they may benefit from on-going mental health treatment. Because of transportation, payment or family challenges, these students are not able to access services in a clinic setting. Currently the program is available in 23 school sites within Fresno, Central and Clovis Unified School Districts.

School Based Metro

Clinical Supervisor: L Fletcher Davis

3147 N. Millbrook Ave.

Fresno, CA. 93703

(559) 600-6738

School Based Rural

Clinical Supervisor: Yuleen  Al-Saoudi

3147 N. Millbrook Ave.

Fresno, CA. 93703

(559) 600-9027