Behavioral Health Program
Valley Oak Children’s Services collaborates with Butte County Behavioral Health to provide direct services to young children and their families. Valley Oak believes every child deserves to succeed! Our Behavioral Health Specialists aim to help children, parents, and providers through the use of personal consultations, assessments, treatment plans, and workshops.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Behavioral health services are available to children age 0 to 5 who display challenging behaviors AND have “full scope medi-cal." Phone consultations are available to anyone, not just an eligible child. Every child counts!
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM?
The Behavioral Health Program provides support to parents, licensed child care centers, family child care homes, and informal child care providers! Our goal is to help parents and providers manage children who display challenging behaviors such as aggression, biting, anger, hyperactivity, separation anxiety and more.
Phone Consultations: Available to child care providers, parents, and interested professionals for strategies to support positive behavioral change.
Child Observations: VOCS Behavioral Health Specialists develop specific action plans to create successful outcomes for each child while in care. Specialists visit child care centers one time per week and provide one on one intervention to the children enrolled in the program.
Site Program Observations: Specialists observe the interaction between children in care, the staff, and the environment to provide recommendations for the child care program. Changes to the environment might be small, but can make a BIG impact on a child’s success in a child care setting!
WHAT DO PARENTS/PROVIDERS NEED TO RECEIVE SERVICES?
A child must have full scope medi-cal for insurance and meet the medical needs to be enrolled into the program. The BH coordinator will contact the parents of each child for authorization to observe in the classroom setting, and may also make referrals for further services.
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