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.

Adoption
Adoption

Adoption also provides a child with a permanent family. This page provides information on how to engage in the adoption process.

California Children's Services (CCS)
California Children's Services (CCS)

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.

Child Welfare Services
Child Welfare Services

Assists families in providing preventive services when health and safety issues occur. CWS is dedicated to helping families achieve safety and stability, making sure children are protected from abusive and potentially harmful situations, and ensuring families in our system receive the services they need.

Child Welfare Services Family Advocate
Child Welfare Services Family Advocate

The Child Welfare Services (CWS) Family Advocate provides assistance to families involved in the CWS system. This may include birth parents, children, relatives, and resource 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

The Children of Promise project helps middle and high school-aged children overcome these challenges and get their lives on track for success.

Compliance
Compliance

The Tulare County Mental Health Department (TCMH) is committed to providing high- quality health care services in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local rules and regulations.

Cultural Competency & Compliance
Cultural Competency & Compliance

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.

Housing
Housing

Tulare County Mental Health provides a continuum of supportive housing that focuses on transitional, semi-independent, and permanent independent living throughout Tulare County.

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.

Local Oral Health Program (LOHP)
Local Oral Health Program (LOHP)

The Local Oral Health Program's (LOHP) mission is to improve the oral health of all Californians through prevention, education, and organized community efforts.

Mandated Reporting
Mandated Reporting

To make a report, a mandated reporter must contact the appropriate local law enforcement or county child welfare agency, listed on this page. 

Mental Health Court
Mental Health Court

The program provides courts with resources to improve participants’ social functioning and link them to employment, housing, treatment, and support services.

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 the nurturing your child requires.

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 in completing their high school diplomas or equivalent.

Presumptive Transfers
Presumptive Transfers

A “presumptive transfer” establishes a prompt transfer of responsibility for arranging specialty mental health services from the county of original jurisdiction to the county in which a foster child resides.

Protected Health Information
Protected Health Information

Protected Health Information (PHI) is any individually identifiable health information that is transmitted or maintained in electronic or any other form or medium.


Agency News

2024 Walk with a Doc Program

2024 Walk with a Doc Program

Held the second Saturday of each month in Visalia, Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages. This doctor-led group is a fun and safe place to go for a walk, learn about health, and meet new friends.  

SHIP/HICAP: A Place and Guide for Medicare

SHIP/HICAP: A Place and Guide for Medicare

Nearing age 65 and not sure when to enroll in Medicare? Received a bill from Medicare and aren’t sure which course to take? For over 40 years, staff at the Kings/Tulare HICAP have provided information, and often relief, to Medicare consumers.

Warming Centers & Winter Care for Outside Pets

Warming Centers & Winter Care for Outside Pets

Here in the Central Valley, temperatures can drop and yield cold temperatures during the winter months, especially when fog and rain become factors. Tulare County Warming Centers are open. Also learn about winter care for outside pets.