Social/Emotional Services

Some students with disabilities, due to psychiatric or other factors, display serious social/emotional issues that require extra supports in order to access their educational program.  These students may be in special education classes for all or part of the day, and receive other special education services as well.


The Ventura County SELPA has a well articulated continuum of options available for students with social/emotional needs.  It is the goal of the SELPA to provide services to address these needs as early as possible in the least intrusive way.  We believe if students have the appropriate supports provided when they are needed, we can avoid deeper problems requiring more intrusive interventions later on.  It is always the goal to keep all of our students in their home community, living with their families, if at all possible.

Social/Emotional Continuum

Matrix of Educationally Related Social Emotional Service Options

Informed Consent for Social/Emotional Services English/Spanish

Consultation on Social/Emotional Issues

Social Emotional Services Specialist Program: Handbook for District Staff

Emergency Mental Health Crisis Information

VCBH Crisis Team
1-866-998-2243 (for all ages, youth and adult)

All crisis calls will now be handled by the VCBH Crisis Team.

The VCBH Crisis Team is a mobile crisis response service available to all children and youth through age 18 in Ventura County who are experiencing a psychiatric emergency.

Interface Children and Family Services of Ventura County: 

Youth Specialists are available day and evening to work with runaway, homeless and couch surfing youth, ages 12-17 in schools, Interface offices, police departments or mutually agreed upon locations. Youth Crisis Staff provide assistance in the following areas:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Case Management and After Care
  • Family Mediation
  • Emancipation Information
  • Life Skills and Youth Development Activities
  • Shelter Assessment

Youth Crisis Outreach Services -English /Spanish


Los Angeles County:

Psychiatric Mobile Response Team: 800-854-7771

LA Crisis Hot Line: 800-339-6993

California Youth Crisis Line: 800-843-5200