For Parents

for parents teen

"Nonmedical Prescription Opioid Use in Childhood and Early Adolescence Predicts Transitions to Heroin Use in Young Adulthood” - Journal of Pediatrics (2015)

WHAT YOU CAN DO

WATCH OUT FOR PRESCRIPTION MISUSE

  • Experimenting or sharing
  • Ignoring label directions
  • Combining unknown drugs
  • Taking meds to get high

LOOK FOR WARNING SIGNS

  • Changes in physical appearance
  • Loss of interest or motivation
  • Different friends or activities
  • Unexplained pills or paraphernalia

DON’T MAKE IT EASY

IF YOU NEED HELP

Get support. Talk to your health care provider, school counselor, prevention/treatment professional, friends or family.


ABOUT MENDOCINO COUNTY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, Substance Use Disorder Treatment programs help participants who are experiencing substance use disorders to create and maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle, free of alcohol and other drug abuse. All treatment staff are certified or registered by the State of California and utilize evidence-based curricula.

Location and Contact Information

UKIAH
1120 S. Dora St
707-472-2637
Adolescent Programs: www.mendocinocounty.org/government/health-and-human-services-agency/substance-use/adolescent-programs

Adolescent Treatment Programs

  • New Beginnings is a campus that meets the educational standards, while also offering individualized programs for each Juvenile Probation referred student. Services include counseling, group therapy, and alcohol and other drug treatment. New Beginnings is a treatment program for students with significant behavioral, psychological and/r drug related problems that resulted in court interventions
  • Substance Use Disorders Treatment (SUDT) facilitates several school-based prevention, intervention and counseling programs that enhance youths’ internal strengths and resiliency while addressing patterns of substance abuse. Current students are provided services at Ukiah High School, South Valley High School, River Community School, Pomolita, Eagle Peak, and West Hills School.

TREATMENT SERVICES FOR ADOLESCENTS

  • Mendocino County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
    1120 S. Dora St., Ukiah, CA
    Phone: 707-472-2637
    Click here for Adolescent Programs
  • Tapestry’s Comprehensive Mental Health Treatment Program
    290 E. Gobbi St., Ukiah, CA
    Phone: 707-463-3300
    tapestryfs.org
    This program focuses on common mental health disorders for children, impulse control, affect awareness and tolerance, behavior management, empathy training, social skill development and relationship building.
  • Mendocino County Youth Project (MCYP) Counseling Services
    Services areas include: Ukiah, Fort Bragg, Willits, and Juvenile Hall. And select schools
    776 S. Stat St #107, Ukiah, CA
    Phone: 707-463-4915
    mcyp.org
    Mental Health Support Services for young children and youth up to age 24 and their families. Counseling and Therapeutic Services are offered at no-cost for children and youth up to 24 who have Medi-Cal, Beacon or who are eligible for grant funded services. MCYP offers numerous support services, local agency referrals, advocacy, outreach, transportation and home visits.
  • Redwood Community Services, INC. Behavioral Health Services
    631 S. Orchard Ave., Ukiah, CA
    Phone: 707-467-2010
    redwoodcommunityservices.org/bhs
    Counseling Center established in 2002 to improve the lives of children, youth, and families in our community through supportive and intensive services, including individual, family, and group therapy.

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER NETWORK

Family resource centers provide a variety of services to individuals, youth and families, including: information and referral, child abuse & neglect intervention/prevention, service access, life skills classes, programs for children and youth, concrete support in times of need, and case management.

UKIAH

FORT BRAGG

  • Safe Passage Family Resource Center
    208 Dana St., Fort Bragg, CA
    Phone: 707-964-3077
    www.safepassagefortbragg.org
    A resource center dedicated to strengthening our coastal community through strengthening families. The center provides referrals, support, and classes to strengthen families, parents, grandparents, and youth on the coast.

GUALALA

  • Action Network FRC
    39144 Ocean Dr., Cypress Village Ste. 3 & 4, Gualala, CA
    Phone: 707-884-5413
    www.actionnetwork.info
    A comprehensive non-profit organization of the community for the community. Offering services, programs, training and activities to meet the growing needs of individuals and families of all ages and all backgrounds.

WILLITS

  • WISC Family Center
    221B S. Lenore Ave., Willits, CA
    Phone: 707-456-3710
    www.mendocinocounty.org/government/health-and-human-services-agency/children-s-services/services-and-programs/family-resource-center-frc
    The Mendocino County Family Centers, located in Ukiah and Willits, provide a variety of services including parenting classes which are open to the general public, Intake Support groups and Family Empowerment groups for parent who have dependency court cases, supervision of visits between foster children and their parents, transportation for children to and from their visits, and housing advocacy and support for our homeless clients
  • Nuestra Alianza de Willits FRC
    291 School St, Room 1, Willits, CA
    Phone: 707-456-9418
    nuestraalianzadewillits.org
    Nuestra Alianza de Willits offers private consultations with a native Spanish speaking Dr. of Psychology as well as group presentations to promote emotional health. They also provide after school programs, information and referrals for social services, immigration assistance and referral, child supervision, parenting classes, health education and much more.

LAYTONVILLE

  • Laytonville Healthy Start
    44400 Willis Ave., Laytonville, CA
    Phone: 707-984-8089
    www.laytonville.org/healthystart
    Laytonville Healthy Start offers many opportunities for families including, but not limited to: information, resources and referrals (mental health services/counseling, alcohol and other drug services/counseling, WIC services, domestic violence, homelessness, California Children’s Services, literacy, pregnancy/parenting information, after preschool care, and foster child liaison services).

COVELO

POTTER VALLEY

  • Potter Valley Youth & Community Center
    10270 Main St, Potter Valley, CA
    Phone: 707-743-1789
    www.pvycc.org
    The Potter Valley Youth and Community Center was established to maintain a drug free facility where a contribution to recreation, physical, social and educational needs of all community members is provided on a greater scope.

 


 Adapted from Ventura County Behavioral Health / www.venturacountyresponds.org 

 

 Safe Rx Mendocino: corradoh@mendocinocounty.org



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