Behavioral Health

Seneca’s Behavioral Health services include:

Wraparound and Full-Service Partnerships

Seneca has been a leading Wraparound provider in California for more than 21 years since establishing one of the first Wraparound programs in the state in 1997. Seneca partners with behavioral health, child welfare, and juvenile justice departments across California, implementing its Wraparound model focused on enhancing youth safety, permanency, and wellbeing through Wraparound and Full-Service Partnership (FSP) programs for vulnerable youth and families.

Community-Based Behavioral Health Services

Designed to meet a broad range of mental health needs, Seneca’s continuum of outpatient mental health services are primarily community-based, provided in the home or other community locations to make services as inclusive, responsive, and accessible as possible. Seneca’s array of community-based outpatient mental health services includes individual, group, and family therapy, case management, care coordination, individual rehabilitation, and therapeutic behavioral services (TBS).

Clinic-Based Behavioral Health Services

Seneca’s mental health clinics provide outpatient and intensive outpatient services designed to meet a broad range of mental health needs. Mental health clinics are designed to be trauma-informed and welcoming, providing a safe space for youth and families to engage in therapeutic services. Seneca’s clinic-based mental health programs provide a broad range of services, including individual, group, and family therapy, collateral support, case management, care coordination. 

School-Based Behavioral Health Services

Seneca provides a broad array of integrated school-based mental health services with varying levels of intensity. Seneca’s school-based services are grounded in the agency’s understanding that schools are a critical access point for addressing youth and family needs through early identification and integrated supports. Seneca’s continuum of school-based services include outpatient mental health programs, counseling-enriched classroom (CEC) programs, non-public schools (NPS) programs for youth with complex needs, and Seneca’s Unconditional Education whole-school prevention and early intervention program designed to create safe, positive, and enriching climate and culture for all students.

Crisis Response Programs

Seneca believes that crisis response programs are a vital service for youth and families and should exist within a spectrum of services designed to allow youth to remain in their homes and communities, even when experiencing acute distress. Seneca’s crisis services provide proactive early interventions before crises, active support during crises to divert youth from hospitalization or other restrictive interventions, and step-down support for youth transition from inpatient care, juvenile hall, or other restrictive settings. Seneca’s crisis response programs include mobile response teams, crisis stabilization units, partial hospitalization programs, and short-term residential therapeutic programs (STRTPs) designed for youth with complex mental health needs. 

Mobile Response Teams

Seneca believes that crisis response programs are a vital service for youth and families and should exist within a spectrum of services designed to allow youth to remain in their homes and communities. The Mobile Response Team (MRT) is a team of Crisis Response Staff who provide community-based support to youth and their families. The service is intended to offer families and providers an alternative to calling 911 when law enforcement may not be necessary for the level of presenting concerns. The goal of MRT is to provide proactive, early intervention before crises escalate, to divert youth from more restrictive interventions, and reduce criminalization of mental health for children. MRT Clinicians provide these same-day crisis intervention services in homes, schools, and community locations within SF, Monterey, and Contra Costa Counties. Crisis Response Staff complete a comprehensive risk assessment and work with youth and caregivers to develop a safety plan. Crisis Response Staff collaborate with any existing treatment team members and/or can provide linkage and advocacy to support youth in connecting to other mental health services. Click below to learn more about MRT in Contra Costa County.

Contra Costa County Mobile Response Teams

STEP Programs

The STEP Programs are a collaboration between Kaiser Permanente and Seneca Family of Agencies to provide Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) services for youth ages 12-17. The goal of STEP is to provide intensive, short-term stabilization services enabling clients to reintegrate into school and the community with lower levels of outpatient mental health treatment.

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Juvenile Justice Services

Seneca is committed to providing restorative, culturally-responsive, and holistic services that divert youth from further involvement with the courts, decrease harmful behaviors, and improve their mental, social, and spiritual health. Seneca programs that increase social-emotional functioning, reduce re-offense rates, and treat trauma of probation-involved youth include Intensive Case Management (ICM), assessment services, re-entry services, diversion-focused treatment services, and evidence-based practices such as Wraparound, Aggression Replacement Training (ART), and Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST).

Integrated Behavioral Health Services for Permanency and Placement Programs

Seneca strongly believes that youth in placement are best served through comprehensive care that can effectively integrate mental health and placement services. Seneca’s integrated mental health and placement programs, such as Intensive Services Foster Care (ISFC), Enhanced Intensive Services Foster Care (EISFC), and Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) provide youth and caregivers with access to a range of specialty mental health services, including case management, collateral support, individual rehabilitation, and individual and family therapy to address mental health needs while stabilizing and strengthening placement and permanency for the youth. 

Guided Animal Intervention Therapy

The Guided Animal Intervention Therapy (GAIT) program, located at Seneca’s Ranch site in Anaheim Hills, is a certified therapeutic riding program specializing in treating youth who experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, and loss. Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH)-certified staff assist youth to develop meaningful relationships with horses, wherein they discover natural strengths, cultivate self-soothing behaviors, and learn positive coping strategies.