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Behavioral Health Division

The Mental Health and Substance Abuse services division provides a wide range of prevention and treatment options for Santa Cruz County adults, children and their families.

Our Monthly Newsletter

July 2016
We Are Serious About Mental Health & Recovery!

What's New

Mental Health Services Planning Part II: Town Hall Meeting - Prioritizing Critical Community Needs & New Prevention and Early Intervention Requirements

We seek community input in the development of a strategic plan to provide mental health services, including services for people with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.  

Substance Abuse Treatment Planning

Community conversation public forums for substance abuse treatment planning.


Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)

A clinical assessment tool to facilitate the linkage between the assessment process and the design of individualized service plans including the application of evidence-based practices.

Psychiatric Health Facility Opens in Santa Cruz

QI Work Plan