The mission of the Mental Health Services program is the provision of high quality outpatient services to children, adolescents, and their families emphasizing a strength-based approach toward the goal of improved functioning of the child/adolescent and their family unit. Services are grounded in best practice interventions that are culturally sensitive and delivered in a customer friendly and compassionate manner. Services offered are:
- comprehensive psychological assessments
- individual, family and group counseling
- parenting improvement groups
- case management assistance services
- medication support services
- school-based counseling services
- mental health educational services
Specific areas of expertise involve working with those impacted by an emotional trauma, those with behavioral challenges, those with symptoms of depression and/or anxiety, and caregivers with challenged parenting skills.
Target Population and Eligibility Requirements
Services are provided to children ages four to eighteen and their families, who possess MediCal as their third party medical insurance.
Customers must meet the definition of “medical necessity” which includes symptoms (emotional and/or behavioral) of an approved mental health diagnosis accompanied by a functional impairment in the home, school, or general community.
Services can be initiated by a parent/caregiver, or a referring party such as school official, Los Angeles County Departments of Children and Family Services (DCFS) or Probation Department (PD), or private physician by calling (323) 249-2950.
The Mental Health Services Program is located at:
3737 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 550, Lynwood, California, 90262.
Wraparound is an integrated multi-agency, community-based planning process, grounded in a philosophy of unconditional (whatever it takes) commitment to families. Wraparound Program provides strength-based, family centered care to high needs children/youth with multiple and complex mental health and behavioral challenges. Wraparound works towards ensuring safety and achieving permanence assisting children/youth towards being placed or maintaining placement in a permanent family. The Wraparound Child and Family Team (CFT) assist with developing and implementing the family’s plan and address unmet needs, legal mandates, crisis stabilization; and work toward the family’s identified mission. The desired outcome of the Wraparound approach is a child/youth thriving at home with their family maintained through community services and supports.