Children, youth and adults can have mental health problems that interfere with the way they think, feel and act. Like physical health, mental health is important at every stage of life. Interface provides comprehensive mental health services in family-friendly locations throughout Ventura County. Service providers include licensed therapists, marriage family therapist interns, associate social workers and masters-level student trainees. Each therapist has participated in comprehensive training and receives on-going supervision to develop expertise in working with the mental health of children, youth and families affected by family violence, child abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, victims of crime, and trauma, as well as children who are experiencing difficulties succeeding in family, school or peer settings.
How Interface Can Help: (805) 485-6114, ext. 662
- An evidence based treatment for parents of children up to age 5 exhibiting disruptive behaviors.
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
- An evidence based model, enhancing parent-child attachment and child compliance to family rules and expectations with children ages 2-8 years old.
Child Abuse Treatment (CHAT)
- Therapeutic services are provided to the child victim up to age 18 focused on recovery from victimization and trauma.
- A child victim treatment model which includes individual and group therapy.
Child & Youth (Infancy – 21 years) Emotional Wellness
- Individual and family therapy to improve behavioral and emotional health, social skills, and resiliency. Comprehensive mental health assessment and client driven plan.
- Provides support and interventions to youth ages 12-21 facing difficult situations. Includes street outreach, emergency shelter, case management and support. 24/7 Hotline (805) 469-5882
Mental health services are offered in schools, First 5 Neighborhoods for Learning, client homes, Interface Family Resource Centers and Interface community service sites. Referrals can be made by calling the Mental Health Intake Department at (805) 485-6114, ext. 662. Most services are offered at no charge to the client. Interface accepts Ventura County Medi-Cal and California Victims of Crime insurance. Interface also provides services that are approved by Ventura County Probation Agency-Juvenile and Adult Services. Each client is matched with the most appropriate, available service for their needs based on an over-the-phone screening process.
Standard of Practice
Training and supervision are provided to therapists in proven individual, family and group therapies. Comprehensive assessments with the child, youth and primary caregiver are completed in the individual’s native tongue and at the pace most comfortable for the child, youth and family. If possible, we take into consideration issues of acculturation, literacy, cultural norms and the development of trust. Assessments create the foundation for child, youth and family involvement in treatment planning. Treatment plans are living documents, reviewed and updated as treatment goals are met.
Interface Children & Family Services is a recommended site for Master’s student traineeship placements, as well as an organization recommended for employment to individuals in various stages of their careers as therapists. Clinical Supervisors are members of CAMFT or NASW with a variety of experience leading to well-developed clinical skills. Each supervisor complies with the California Board of Behavioral Science requirements to approve hours towards licensure.
Partnership is a powerful thing! Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California has named us one of their Community Grants recipients to help fund our Child Abuse Treatment Programs. Together we’ll work to improve the lives of children and families in our area.