Thousands of children and youth in our community are suffering from serious mental health conditions that without help, face significant obstacles to realizing their full potential.
Through Stanford Youth Solutions' Flexible Integrated Treatment (FIT) program, our community's at-risk youth and their families become empowered to lead their lives more fully through our intensive, evidence-based therapy and case management services.
We focus on tangible benchmarks and outcomes throughout our service to each young person and their family. Youth learn new skills to reduce risky behaviors while building on their strengths to improve overall mental and behavioral health and general well-being.
Medi-Cal eligible children and youth ages 0 - 18 (and in some circumstances up to age 24) receive services through FIT for approximately 9 - 12 months.
We always work with families and caregivers, and never work with a child in isolation.
We achieve excellent outcomes through our use of evidence-based programs, and best practices including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Functional Family Therapy and High Fidelity Wraparound Child Family Team Meetings.
Therapeutic services are provided in family's homes, in community settings of families' choice, or in our conveniently located counseling center.
Case Management Services
Our team of trained professionals provides comprehensive case management services and supports to youth and families. Services include:
Psychiatric evaluations and medication management.
Attendance at court dates with families.
Attendance and advocacy at Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings with schools.
Attendance and advocacy at Student Study Team (SST) meetings with schools.
Attendance and advocacy at Team Decision Making (TDM) meetings with Child Protective Services (CPS).
Linking to community-based resources for transportation, food, clothing, and shelter.
Limited access to Lifeline Funds to meet emergency or critical family needs when no other resource is available.
What Services Look Like
When youth are referred to our FIT program, they first receive a comprehensive assessment to determine their family’s strengths and needs. Staff utilize an array of mental health services and supports that are individualized and based on specific needs.
Youth and families develop a treatment plan with the support of our clinicians to identify goals and objectives.
Youth receive individual and/or family therapy one or more times per week, or as needed.
Therapy is provided by a licensed or licensed waived clinician.
Youth have access to our art and expressive play therapy center as needed.
Child Family Team meetings are available based on need to help families overcome signifi cant challenges.
Therapy and Child Family Team meetings are held in families’ homes, schools, community settings, or at our conveniently located counseling center.
Professional staff are culturally competent, meaning not only are translation services always available, but we understand and respect each family’s unique culture and put it at the forefront of our work together.
We create safety plans with families to prevent or utilize in a crisis.
We provide 24-hour crisis intervention and on-call family support.