Middle School Comprehensive Program
The Middle School Comprehensive project is an integrated collaboration between the Behavioral Health Department, schools, and community based organizations. This program aims to promote emotional wellness and identify students that may be in need of supportive and helpful services.
Middle School Comprehensive Program services include counseling, family support and youth development opportunities. These services are provided on middle school campuses in participating districts.
Behavioral Health counselors help students who are dealing with a variety of personal problems, including those related to conflict with others, depression, anxiety, grief, recent life changes, alcohol and/or drug use, etc. The LINK 's Family Advocates provide direct contact with families, advocating within the school system and throughout the social services network, across social, cultural and economic boundaries. The youth development program, Friday Night Live, builds partnerships for positive and healthy youth development, which engage youth as active leaders and resources in their communities.
For more information on this program, please contact Behavioral Health Prevention and Outreach Division at (805) 781-4754.
In Fiscal Year 2021-2022, the Middle School Comprehensive Program served over 800 youth and families in 12 of the county's 14 public middle schools.
• Identify mental health issues of at-risk middle school youth and their families.
• Provide services intent on building resiliency and a healthy lifestyle for the students and support for their families.
• Student Assistance Programs.
• Student Support Counselors.
• Family Advocates.
• Youth Development Programming.