Child and Youth Connection

This program provides and early intervention services to children and transitional age youth involved in the foster care and juvenile justice systems. This program is a collaborative between the Department of Behavioral Health (DBH), the Juvenile Public Defender’s Office, Children’s Network, Child and Family Services (CFS) and local contract providers. Services include mental health screenings, drug assessments therapeutic interventions, and consultations regarding the mental health needs of minors for appointment of appropriate experts to facilitate changes in plan hearings or change of placements. Additionally, a Mentoring Resource Network is maintained where various agencies and stakeholders meet to conduct needs assessments and create mentoring opportunities for system involved youth.

The CYC includes a special component intended to improve social, developmental, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning of children. This component consists of Screening, Assessment, Referral and Treatment (SART ) and Early Identification and Intervention Services (EIIS). SART is collaboration between DBH, CFS, Department of Public Health, First 5, and Children’s Network, intended to identify children at risk of developmental and mental health problems. SART provides comprehensive treatment services, including assessment, individual therapy, family therapy, rehabilitative services and intensive care coordination. EIIS provides services exclusively to children under the age of six who are not displaying appropriate interactions and attachment. Services include comprehensive treatment services, including assessment, individual therapy, family therapy, rehabilitative services and intensive care coordination.

Providers include:

CYC

CYC SERVICES (Ages 5-18)

SAN BERNARDINO
Department of Behavioral Health
658 E. Brier Drive, Ste. 200
San Bernardino, CA 92415
Ph: (909) 501-0700

SAN BERNARDINO
San Bernardino County Public Defender – Juvenile Unit
412 W. Hospitality 3rd Floor
San Bernardino 92405
Ph: (909) 496-7157

CYC SERVICES (Mentoring)

SAN BERNARDINO
San Bernardino County Children’s Network
825 E. Hospitality Lane, 2nd Floor
San Bernardino, CA 92415
Ph: (909) 383-9677

EIIS (Ages 0-5)

CRESTLINE
Hearts and Lives
27307 State Hwy. 189, Ste. 205
Blue Jay, CA 92317
Ph. (909) 744-9722

BARSTOW
Lutheran Social Services
309 E. Mountain View Street
Suite 100
Barstow, CA 92311
Ph: (760) 256-7279

CYC SERVICES – EIIS/SART (Ages 0-5)

APPLE VALLEY
Desert Mountain Children’s Center
17800 Highway 18
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Ph: (760) 552-6700

BIG BEAR LAKE
Desert Mountain Children’s Center
42007 Fox Farm Road, Suite 2A
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Ph: (909) 866-2165

ONTARIO
West End Family Counseling Services
1420 S. Milliken Ave., Ste. 508
Ontario, CA 91761
Ph: (909) 988-2418

REDLANDS
Christian Counseling Center
101 E. Redlands Blvd.
Suites 203, 215, 277
Redlands, CA 92373
Ph: (909) 793-1078

SAN BERNARDINO
Victor Community Support Services
1908 Business Center Drive
Suite 220
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Ph: (909) 890-5930

YUCCA VALLEY
Desert Mountain Children’s Center
58967 Business Center Drive
Suite C-D
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
Ph: (760) 369-3130