Program Description: Services include social/emotional screening and assessment, intervention, parent education, skills building, case management, linkage and collaboration with existing community resources. Referrals to mental health other services will be provided as needed.
Eligibility: Families with children preparing to enter school within Orange County with priority given to homeless families and those at risk of homelessness and those in transitional living situations.
Language(s): English, Spanish and Vietnamese
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday – Friday
Program Description: The School Readiness program provides prevention and early intervention services to underserved families with children ages 0 to 8 years who are exhibiting behavioral problems that put them at increased risk of developing mental illness and experiencing school failure. Risk is determined by administering screening tools to assess behavioral and socio-emotional issues. The program focuses on reducing risk factors for emotional disturbance in young children and promoting school readiness, thus preparing them for academic success. Services include child and family needs assessment, parent education and training, case management, and referral and linkage to community resources.
Eligibility: Children ages 0-8 and their families living in Orange County, who are at risk for developing mental illness due to social/emotional deficits or who are displaying early signs of emotional, behavioral, and/or mental instability that would impair the child’s ability to successfully transition and participate in school.
Language(s): English, Spanish, Arabic, and Vietnamese
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, some evening and weekend hours when necessary
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