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 exceptional needs.

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 treatment programs.

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 qualified specialists.

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.
Sometimes groups help
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PFCS uses Evidence Based prevention and treatment models and Positive Behavioral Supports in the provision of many services. PFCS programs use Outcome Driven models.