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Adolescents in the Mental Health System

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Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services has a basic manual of services for children up to the age of 17.


Day Treatment is a non-inpatient group setting that provides vocational, occupational, cognitive, dialectic or other such therapy.  The time frame is usually on the order of several group meetings over four to six hours, thus longer than a single session or class.  At an inpatient hospital setting the day treatment may be referred to as a Partial Hospitalization Program and be part of the discharge plan from the inpatient section.  Here is a link to The Day Treatment Handbook published by Alameda County for adolescents and youth in Alameda County.  It is a handbook of procedures and resources put out by the Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services :

Day Treatment Handbook of ACBHCS


Community Alliance for Special Education (CASE) has 13 separate chapters of a HANDBOOK on the special education process in the pdf format.


Support groups for adolescents


Youth Uprising

8711 MacArthur Boulevard
Oakland, California 94605

# 510-777-9909

Hip Hop Theater Group: drama therapy, Tuesdays 4:30pm-6:30-pm (contact: Mr. West)

Humor Group: stress and anger management, Thursdays 4:00pm-5:00pm (contact: Dr. Stenson)

Eligibility criteria: Alameda County residents ages 13-24


Family Paths

# 1-800-829-3777

Support group for girls ages 14-18 with emotional issues.  Call Family Paths directly for detailed information


Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery (P.E.E.R.S.)

Fremont Family Resource Center
39155 Liberty Street, Mediterranean Room
Fremont, CA 94537

contact: Bryan Jewell # 510-687-0345

Support group open to all, parental permission required for under age participants, Fridays 3pm-5pm

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (W.R.A.P.)


La Clinica de La Raza

Casa del Sol - Mental Health Department
1501 Fruitvale Avenue
Oakland, CA 94601

Support groups for children or adolescents that have dealt with or are dealing with domestic violence.  Call La Clinica de La Raza directly for intake and detailed information.

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