For more information about the following programs, please call or e-mail Pamela Camino, Clinical Supervisor.
Safe Schools/ Healthy Students (SS/HS) Program: SS/HS is partnership between the YFRC and the Yolo County Office of Education, which operates Einstein Education Center and Midtown Community School. The mission of SS/HS is to reduce violence and substance abuse, create a network of support for students and their families, as well as eliminate any barriers to needed services. The YFRC assigns counselors and case managers to the schools and provides case management for families, community- and school-based counseling, and “wrap” case management and counseling for the more intense cases.
Self-Advocacy Family Empowerment (SAFE) Program: SAFE is a partnership between the YFRC, Child Welfare Services and families throughout Yolo County. A YFRC case manager/family support counselor works directly with vulnerable CWS-identified families by providing home-based supportive services and referral. The program utilizes the Yolo Family Development Matrix, which is a comprehensive tool used to assess strengths, growth, progress, outcomes and achievement of goals.
Head Start Program: The YFRC provides mental health consultation and observation to families, children and staff in the Yolo County Office of Education’s Head Start/Early Head Start Program. A YFRC counselor provides on-site coaching, assessment and consultations with teachers and works directly with families to develop positive behavior support plans.
Step-by-Step/Paso-a-Paso Program: Step-by-Step is a collaboration between the YFRC, Yolo County Children’s Alliance and Yolo County Department of Employment and Social Services. The partnership targets families with new mothers or mothers-to-be for home visiting services to promote positive parenting enhance child health and development and prevent child abuse and neglect. The YFRC provides the clinical supervision, assessment and treatment planning, as well as provides individual and group therapeutic services.
Gang Reduction Intervention and Prevention (GRIP) Program: GRIP is a partnership between the YFRC, Yolo County Office of Education (YCOE), Yolo County Juvenile Probation Department, CommuniCare Health Center and Midtown Community School students and their families. The mission of the program is to confront the dramatic increase in gang proliferation in suburban and rural areas. The objective is to provide students and their families the support to avoid gang involvement and to be successful in school. The project includes intensive case management, counseling, substance abuse treatment groups, functional family therapy and youth engagement activities and programs.
Partners in Play (PIP) Program: PIP is a partnership between the Yolo Family Resource Center and the Woodland Joint Unified School District (WJUSD), starting in the 2009-10 school year with four elementary schools. The YFRC assisted in developing and launching PIP, providing intensive training and consultation to PIP staff. Funded through the Early Mental Health Initiative, PIP is designed to provide support to kindergarten-to-third graders experiencing mild to moderate adjustment difficulties. The goals of the program are to help students to develop social skills, self esteem and confidence to prevent the need of specialized help in the future. Through the use of developmentally appropriate, non-directive play activities, PIP helps children transition from home to school, and increases their chances for academic success. In the 2010-11 school year, the grant was expanded to four more elementary schools in Woodland.