Family-Driven Team Approaches
Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI)
PEI is a field-based service that is designed to engage
children and youth prior to the development of serious mental illness and to
alleviate the need for additional or extended mental health treatment. PEI uses
culturally competent services driven by the needs of the children or youth and
their families to promote wellness, recovery, and resilience.
Target Population are children and youth who have been exposed to trauma who:
- Are experiencing the onset of serious mental illness
- Are at risk of school failure or juvenile justice involvement
- Are in stressed families
- Have been underserved
Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS)
TBS is a field based service that is designed to help children and youth whose behavior is creating major problems for them in their
homes, at school, or in the community to an extent that they are being
considered for placement in a restrictive level residential facility, or are at
risk of hospitalization at a psychiatric facility. TBS is an intensive, individualized
one-to-one service, that helps child or youth replace problematic behaviors
with more productive behaviors which may enable them to become more successful
in their current environment.
Intensive Treatment Foster Care (ITFC)
Many seriously emotionally disturbed foster children and
youth spend too many years in restrictive residential facilities. ITFC provides
a more human and effect alternative. ITFC does this by placing only one foster
child or youth in a specialized foster home. There, an individualized treatment
program is developed for him/her and specially trained foster parents are
carefully matched to support the child or youth 24/7.
Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment (CAPTS)
CAPTS is a clinic-based service for individuals and families referred directly by the San Bernardino County Children and Family Services Department. CAPTS is designed to provide services to children at high risk of child abuse and neglect, their families, relative caregivers, foster parents and the community.