The goals of the Student Advocates for Mental Health program are to engage, train, and support student leadership groups in youth-led efforts to increase mental health awareness, promote suicide prevention, reduce stigma, and increase access to support services on school campuses and in the community. To accomplish these goals, the program offers education, guidance, materials and resources through the following components: Peer-influencer Workshops, Peer-led Campaigns, Directing Change Projects and Mental Health Awareness Activities. All services are available for Orange County public, private and charter schools at no cost. The Student Advocates for Mental Health program is administered by the Orange County Department of Education and funded by the Orange County Health Care Agency, Behavioral Health Services, Prevention & Intervention, Mental Health Services Act/Prop. 63. To learn more, please visit the SAMH website at https://ocde.us/SAMH/Pages/default.aspx.
13 Reasons Why I Can Love Myself is a Youth Empowerment Program facilitated by a CDLF therapist. The goal of this workshop series is to alleviate the devastating effects of sexual abuse and/or assault on the lives of Latino youth victims ages 12-18 and increase their access to existing services. You do not need to be a survivor of abuse or assault to participate.
Casa de la Familia provides individual counseling, family counseling, group counseling, support groups, advocacy, crisis intervention, and outreach in Orange County. Casa de la Familia specializes in the treatment of post-traumatic, anxiety, and depressive disorders through the provision of crisis intervention and long-term individual and family therapy. The primary focus for the services we provide is the underserved and underrepresented minority populations, taking care to provide culturally appropriate and relevant services.
APAIT has held a distinctive record of providing high quality programming through its vision – to advocate, educate, and achieve optimal health and well-being for vulnerable communities. APAIT’s mission is to positively impact the quality of life for vulnerable communities experiencing behavioral health challenges, housing insecurity, and at-risk for HIV/AIDS. APAIT is grounded by its core values of compassion, commitment, communication, empowerment, integrity, mentorship, respect, and teamwork.
School Readiness is a three-month program for families with young children based at the The Priority Center. The School Readiness program assists families in Orange County with children ages 0-8, in reducing barriers to medical care and early childhood mental health services in order to provide them with the healthiest start in life. This program focuses on identifying developmental delays and behavioral issues at the earliest age possible and then links families to appropriate services and support. Our highly trained staff will screen your child in your home and work with your family to provide an individualized plan of services to meet any needs that are identified. Our program has built relationships with early childhood care and education providers, pediatricians, and community- based organizations. We partner with each other to work with families of young children.