Kids & Teens

Kids & Teens

Kids and Teens are an important part of any community, and Tulare County HHSA is committed to supporting the health, education, and overall well-being of our children. Join us in encouraging today's youth to become tomorrow's leaders.

California Children's Services
California Children's Services

California Children's Services program assists families when they are unable to pay for their child’s medical needs and if they have a qualifying medical condition.

Child Health & Disability Prevention (CHDP)
Child Health & Disability Prevention (CHDP)

The Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) program provides no-cost health checkups to children and youth from low-income families.

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program works to prevent the damaging effects of lead poisoning. We can provide home visits, environmental home inspections, and nutritional assessments to families of children with severe lead poisoning.

Children of Promise Project
Children of Promise Project

Improving grades and attendance, managing emotional ups and downs, and remaining or becoming drug-free are challenges often faced by youth and adolescents. The Children of Promise project helps middle and high school-aged children overcome these challenges and get their lives on track for success.

Cultural Competency
Cultural Competency

Tulare County’s Mental Health Plan is dedicated to promoting and delivering cultural and linguistic competency activities across the Tulare County Mental Health System of Care.

Foster Youth Resources
Foster Youth Resources

As a child or youth in foster care, you may experience many challenges; here are some resources to help you tackle them.

Immunizations
Immunizations

To help Tulare County parents make sure their children get all the immunizations (shots) they need and at the right ages, the Immunization Program provides vaccines to children whose parents or guardians cannot afford them.

In-Home Parent Education
In-Home Parent Education

In the convenience and privacy of your own home, or at your local Family Resource Center, you can learn more about how to cope when problems arise and how to deal with a child’s disruptive behaviors before they become problems.

LGBTQ Youth Resources
LGBTQ Youth Resources

Tulare County partners with The Trevor Project to provide a 24-hour crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning) youth in crisis, as well as for their family and friends.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy emphasizes the relationship between you and your child. You will learn skills that will help you provide the type of support, guidance, and nurturing your child requires, while also helping you to develop a stronger connection with your child.

Pregnant & Parenting Teens (Cal-Learn)
Pregnant & Parenting Teens (Cal-Learn)

Cal-Learn is a statewide program aimed to assist pregnant and parenting teens who receive CalWORKs complete their high school diplomas or equivalent.

Preschool Expulsion
Preschool Expulsion

The Reducing Preschool Expulsion program provides services for children whose disruptive behavior puts them at risk of being expelled.

Resource Families & Adoption
Resource Families & Adoption

Whether you are interested in becoming a resource family or adoption services, our friendly staff will answer all your questions and help you gather the necessary information to take this important step in your life—and in the life of a child.

Special Friends
Special Friends

The Special Friends program helps children in kindergarten through third grade who may be in danger of developing behavioral problems.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WIC is designed to help pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well and stay healthy. WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health care and social services.


Agency News

2018 Walk with a Doc Program

2018 Walk with a Doc Program

Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages. Each month a different health topic will be covered. 

TulareWORKs Division Overview

TulareWORKs Division Overview

TulareWORKs offers a wide variety of programs to help the less fortunate. It can be difficult to navigate the system of programs, understand the eligibility requirements and policies, or know what to do next.  

New Partnership and Pilot Program to Benefit Homeless

New Partnership and Pilot Program to Benefit Homeless

The Visalia Police Department and Tulare County Mental Health are excited to announce the launch of a pilot partnership that focuses on identifying and providing outreach and immediate services to individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.