Children's System of Care

BHRS provides Specialty Mental Health Services for children and youth through our outpatient programs by providing recovery services which include, comprehensive assessment, individual therapy, rehabilitation services, linkage and brokerage services, family therapy when appropriate, group therapy and group rehabilitation, crisis intervention, urgent services, and medication support.  Services strive to facilitate and assist with the individual’s recovery, symptom reduction and symptom management, in order to improve their functioning and afford the opportunity to lead a full and productive life. 

Contact


For information about the CSOC programs, call Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) at (209) 381-6800 or toll free at 1-888-334-0163.
Referrals and Linkage to Behavioral Health and Recovery Services.

ACT Team

The Assessment in Crisis and Triage Team offers crisis intervention, de-escalation, assessment, triage, referral/linkage, and crisis follow-up for youth ages 5-25. Services are delivered Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 
Assessment in Crisis and Triage Team Brochure

First Episode Psychosis Program

Provides early intervention services to youth experiencing their first psychotic break.
First Episode Psychosis Brochure

Pathways to Well-Being (PTWB) Program


Provides services to youth involved in Child Welfare Services.
Pathways to Well-Being Brochure

​Youth Crisis Stabilization Unit (Y-CSU)

The Youth Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) is the first 24-hour facility in Merced County serving children and youth ages 5 to 17. The facility has four beds to provide voluntary short-term treatment for up to 24 hours. Clients are provided with services to safely transition back into the community or a higher level of care. The facility's purpose is to stabilize children and adolescents and prevent the need for hospitalization—reducing the burden on local and neighboring hospitals.
Youth Crisis Stabilization Unit
Unidad de Estabilización de Crisis para Jóvenes