Family Support Services
California MENTOR believes children belong in the family home whenever it is safe and possible. Through our Family Support Services, we help families of youth at risk with complex mental health, behavioral and other needs overcome the challenges they face together. Our diverse, multilingual specialists support families from a wide range of backgrounds who may be facing:
- Out-of-home placements or reunification
- Trauma from substance abuse and domestic violence
- Involvement with the juvenile justice system
- Behavioral and mental health challenges
Personalized Services and Supports
Family Support Services are provided by a specially trained Child and Family Team that develops a uniquely tailored Plan of Care (POC), based on the child’s strengths and needs and respecting family culture and preferences. Our master’s-level therapists create personalized plans and work with family members who play an active role in helping children achieve unique goals that may include:
- Working through any crisis in a positive way.
- Identifying a family’s natural strengths and supports in the community that can help them continue moving forward.
- Developing communication skills to strengthen family and community relationships.
Family Centered Treatment®
Depending on each family’s unique needs, Family Support Services may use Family Centered Treatment® (FCT), an evidence-based model of family preservation designed to help families who are at risk learn, grow and interact in a positive way. Using the FCT model, we treat the entire family—not just the child. We work with the child, parents, siblings and members of the extended family who are involved in the child’s circle of support with services that include:
- Case management
- Counseling/behavioral therapy
- Skills training
- Trauma treatment
- Medication management
- Resource coordination
- Crisis intervention
For youth being served in foster care and residential programs, we can use the FCT model to help reunite them with their families when it is in the best interest of the child or to provide a stable home environment.
FCT is recognized by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse as a promising practice.
Family Support Services are currently available in the following locations. Please call for more information on how California MENTOR can make a difference for your family or a family in your community.
3350 N. Olive Avenue
Signal Hill, CA 90755
675 Cliffside Drive
San Dimas, CA 91773