Category Archives: Children/Youth & Family
Join Your Community on Saturday Oct 24 for the 7th Annual “Stepping Up Transition to Independence” Fair
Below is a link to the presentation on supporting your families and kids on having a successful school year. The event was presented in Spanish.
Join us on Facebook Live @CARONProgramSMC on Monday, August 31 6:30–8 PM for a presentation on how to support your families and kids on having a successful school year. The event will be presented in Spanish.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is changing everyday life for us all. For many, this means adapting to unexpected changes in our daily routines, and for others, it involves having to let go of an important event, dealing with financial pressures or facing the loss of a loved one.
Adjusting to these new realities and future uncertainty can bring about strong and overwhelming emotions in both adults and children. Today, nearly half of adults in the U.S. are experiencing increased distress.
Taking care of your mental health—as well your physical health—is an important aspect in maintaining your overall health and wellbeing. San Mateo County Health has put together resources and guides for staying well,24/7 crisis lines, coping strategies and managing stress, and more.
Visit the newly launched mental health resource page focused on to helping you take care of your mental health and wellness at www.smchealth.org/covid-19-mental-health
See the BHRS resources below for mental health and substance use services; coping with stress, grief and loss; ideas on how to stay well and active during the Shelter in Place order; other community resources.
- Coping with Stress During an Infectious Disease Outbreak:
Spanish | Chinese (traditional) | Chinese (simplified) | Tagalog | Russian
- Coping with Grief & Loss during COVID-19
- Youth & Family Mental Health COVID-19 Resource Guide: English | Spanish
- San Mateo County Community Resources:
BHRS’s list of behavioral health, food, financial and immigration support. English | Spanish
- Wellness While Social Distancing:
Ideas include virtual tours of museums, free online courses, virtual concerts, and more.
How to find Mental Health & Substance Use Services
If you are a San Mateo County resident seeking mental health or substance services and are covered through Medi-Cal or are uninsured, call the BHRS Access Call Center at 1-(800) 686-0101, TDD: 1-(800) 943-2833 for information, resources, assessment and a referral. If you are privately insured, please contact your health care provider or insurance carrier.
Other COVID-19 County Resources
San Mateo County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services has put together a resource to help our community stay well and active during the COVID-19 Shelter in Place. Ideas include virtual tours of museums, free online courses, virtual concerts, and more.
This is not a comprehensive list but meant to spark your creativity and curiosity. Be well!
Click here for the guide.
After a three-year process, Canyon Oaks Youth Center (COYC) Residential Treatment Facility completed the conversion from a Level 14 Youth Group Home to a Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) and the program received their permanent STRTP License on June 1st.
The committed and experienced team of leaders and staff of COYC have pioneered therapeutic approaches to address the needs of youth who have experienced significant trauma to support their health and recovery and continue to do so. In addition, COYC has been accredited for a period of 3 years by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, International (CARF).
By pursuing and achieving accreditation, COYC has demonstrated that it meets international standards for quality and is committed to pursuing excellence. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards.
To receive a three-Year Accreditation of this caliber, an organization has to put itself through a rigorous peer review process and demonstrate to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable.
Read the full article in the latest edition of the BHRS newsletter, “Wellness Matters“, here.