Professional teams work at 130 outreach sites including North County Schools,
preschools and youth centers to serve children, youth, and families through
efforts aimed at prevention, intervention, education, and treatment.
Early Childhood-Ages 0-5 PFCS provides
counseling and behavioral interventions to
young children who are experiencing social,
emotional and behavioral problems. Parents
receive counseling and guidance with
behavioral interventions so that lasting
changes in behavior are achieved. Services are
provided at pre-school sites, in PFCS clinical
offices, and in the child's home.
PFCS is certified by the California Department of Education, Special Education
Division, as a nonpublic nonsectarian agency providing services for youth with
PFCS is certified by San Diego County Department of Probation to provide domestic
violence batterer's treatment.
PFCS is certified by California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of
Alcohol and Drug Programs to operate alcoholism and/or drug abuse recovery or
School Age Child - Ages 5-13
PFCS provides counseling for children
who exhibit indicators of emotional
difficulties, problem behavior or
indications of trauma or deprivation.
These services include: an intensive
clinical approach using group therapy,
play therapy, parent education and
behavior modification techniques
provided by specially trained and
Teenagers - Ages 13-18 - PFCS provides a full
range of individualized mental health services for
adolescents. These services include: crisis
intervention, individual, family, and group
therapy and behavioral interventions. Issues
include: substance abuse, anger management,
gang involvement, and mental health issues.
Therapy also teaches participants to anticipate
and diffuse anger and stress. Family therapy
provides parents with ways to better understand
their teenagers and the issues facing them.
PFCS uses Evidence Based prevention
and treatment models and Positive
Behavioral Supports in the provision of
many services. PFCS programs use
Outcome Driven models.