Interface services Ventura County children, families, and individuals through social service programs

At Interface Children & Family Services, we’re focused on making sure every child, teen, parent, and adult in our community has every opportunity to thrive. Founded in 1973, Interface is Ventura County’s most comprehensive nonprofit provider of social services, including mental health & trauma treatmentyouth crisis & homeless servicesdomestic violence & child abuse preventionhuman trafficking prevention & intervention, and justice services.

Through innovative partnerships, Interface works with teachers, parents, medical professionals, and more to prevent abuse in our community. Our educational programs help adults learn to recognize the signs of abuse while equipping students with ways to protect themselves. We also offer the region’s largest referral contact center, 211 Information & Assistance, which quickly connects community members to the resources and assistance they need during times of crisis.

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Beyond The Numbers: Important Conversations on Mental Health

Our language is full of stereotypes, and many of them have been around for so long that we don’t even realize they are embedded in how we think about groups of people.  Have you ever heard of a “model minority?” It’s a stereotype commonly applied to members of the Asian American community who, as a group, often receive praise for success in academic, economic, and cultural arenas. These successes are often offered in contrast to the perceived achievements of other racial groups. The Asian American, under this stereotype, should present a host of specific behaviors. They should be smart (i.e., naturally good at math and science), wealthy, hard-working and self-reliant, docile and submissive, uncomplaining, and spiritually enlightened. Most of all, they should never require assistance from others.  

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