Douglas Young Youth & Family Services
Douglas Young Youth and Family Services is located in Kearny Mesa and serves children, youth and families residing in the Central and North Central regions. The program provides a full range of services to children and youth identified as having Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED). Services are family-driven, and all family members actively participate in service planning and delivery. Family members include any caregiver or significant members in the child or youth’s life. We provide services in the community, home, school, and the clinic to ensure services are accessible and convenient.
Services include behavioral health and psychiatric evaluations, medication management, individual, family, and group counseling, case management, parenting support, substance use prevention and treatment, and crisis intervention.
The programs are funded by the County of San Diego, HHSA, Behavioral Health Services.
- Children and youth ages 5–18 (and up to 21 years of age if clinically indicated)
- Must have a Serious Emotional Disturbance or psychiatric condition that meets Title 9, Medical Necessity Criteria for Specialty Mental Health Services
- MediCal, MediCal eligible or uninsured accepted. No one is denied services based on inability to pay.
How to Refer
Parents, caregivers, school personnel, social service providers, and community partners may refer by contacting the program directly.
Career Opportunities At Douglas Young Youth & Family Services
CRF is a friendly, rewarding, and dynamic place to work. We believe in teamwork and collaboration throughout our organization. We are committed to our staff and their ability to learn and grow in their profession while serving others in our community.
“There are a ton of training opportunities at this agency for clinical staff. They have online training, classroom training, and individual and group supervision. It is a lot of work, but there is a lot of support and you can easily max out on intern hours each week. They also hire and promote from within.”
“Great benefits: Health insurance, awesome PTO, paid holidays, Supervision: Amazing. You will get your hours in no-time. High quality supervisors as well. Opportunity for growth: Since there are so many locations, it’s easy to move from clinic to clinic if you want a new challenge, different position, different location, etc. Family feel: The staff are awesome and supportive. FUN Training: They make sure that you get adequate training on important things in the field. Experience: You will see every diagnosis and learn everything you need to know about mental health from this job. Great experience for moving forward in your career.”
“Extremely valuable experience with diverse populations; free, quality clinical supervision. Meaningful ‘feel-good’ work, and supervisors are supportive.”
“I have worked [at CRF for] 2+ years and I believe in this company. We are a nonprofit so the wages are about industry average, but the benefits are incredibly generous…I feel fortunate to work with a wonderful group of people. I recommend CRF and look forward to many more years of helping make our community a better place.”