Behavioral Health Services

How It Works

Mental Health Treatment programs designed to heal, empower and stabilize children and youth through individualized, culturally-sensitive treatment programs.

FCNI is a state-certified mental health provider, offering Specialty Mental Health services, including individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, rehabilitation and crisis-intervention throughout our programs.

Why We Do It

  • To stabilize behaviors and encourage positive life choices
  • To develop strengths and life skills in high-needs children and youth
  • To effectively support those impacted by trauma through individualized services
  • To keep children and youth with their families, in their schools and community

On average, a child in foster care is 2x more likely to develop Post-Traumatic Syndrome (PTSD) than a war veteran.
FCNI provides essential mental health services to an average of 550 children, youth and families on the Central Coast annually, working to combat the lasting impact of trauma in their lives.

Programs

Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS)
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Short-term, one-on-one individualized behavioral counseling intervention designed to stabilize the behavior of children/youth and prevent removal from their home, or to assist children/youth transitioning back into their home from a higher level of care, such as an inpatient hospital or a group home.
School-Based Mental Health (SBMH)
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Through a partnership with the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education and the County Behavioral Health Department, School-Based Mental Health Services provide highly trained Rehabilitation Specialists for emotionally disturbed students in specialized classrooms to help students succeed in school.
Mental Health Services Act —Full Service Partnership Program (MHSA-FSP)
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In partnership with the San Luis Obispo County Behavioral Health Service Department, the agency provides Rehabilitation Specialists to work on specialized Mental Health intensive service teams. These teams serve the entire county of San Luis Obispo, providing much needed mental health services to underserved children and youth, or to youth who would not otherwise be eligible for services.
Outpatient Counseling (OPC)
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Outpatient Counseling serves children, youth, individuals and families with the primary focus of strengthening and preserving families. Counseling services offered include child therapy, individual and family therapy, marriage counseling, parent-child conflict resolution, parent education and training, and grief counseling.
TFC (formerly Katie A-Therapeutic Family Care)
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Therapeutic Family Care provides one-on-one individualized behavioral counseling intervention designed to stabilize the behavior of children/youth and prevent removal from home or to assist children/youth transitioning back into the home from a higher level of care.