Child, Youth, and Family

Child, Youth, and Family (CYF) programs provide 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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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.

Child, Youth, and Family Programs

Crossroads Family Center

Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Wednesday: noon–8 p.m.; evenings by appointment
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Douglas Young Youth & Family Services

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Thursday: noon–8 p.m., and Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; evenings by appointment
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Nueva Vista Family Services

Monday and Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.; evenings by appointment
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Career Opportunities Within Our Child, Youth, and Family Programs

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.

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