Behavioral Health & Mental Health Services for Children in California

Behavioral Health

Strong families for life

Children and families experiencing difficult times can heal in an environment that offers the support, respect and skills they need to build resilience.

Aspiranet provides a coordinated network of support that helps families stay together and leads to more successful family interactions on a daily basis.

We partner with our families in a team process to enhance their ability to manage stress, address relationship issues, and strengthen natural support systems at home, school, and in the community.

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“When we are free from or learn to manage emotional and psychological distress, we are more able to live our lives to the fullest.”
— Mike DeRose, Behavioral Health Division Director

A sampling of our many services includes early and periodic screening, detection and treatment for mental health symptoms, crisis intervention for children and youth at risk of out of home placement or psychiatric hospitalization, and in-home therapy for parents at risk of having their children removed by the child welfare system.

Our teams of providers work to create a flexible and individualized plan to meet the struggles that each family is facing and increase safety and stability in the home environment.

We stay the course with our families, empowering parents by improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and helping to ensure long-term family success.

Fast Facts

1 in 6

Adults in California with a mental health need


Youth nationwide who have had a severe mental health disorder


Children and families served annually by Aspiranet behavioral health staff

How you can help

Thousands of children in California are in need of a forever family. Can you offer a child a safe and loving home?

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Foster and Adoptive Families

We Believe: Every child deserves to be loved and cared for inside a stable, healthy family.

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Family & Community

We Believe: Families thrive when they have robust connections and support in their lives.

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Transitional Aged Youth

We believe: All young people deserve a strong foundation from which to launch their futures.

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We believe: No child is beyond help, and everyone deserves a chance to fulfill their potential.

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Intensive Home-Based Services

We believe: When children and families have access to the support and resources to thrive, there's no limit to what they can accomplish.

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