Crisis Assessment, Prevention, and Education Team

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Our Access Team is the first contact to request mental health services, and can be reached at (707) 565-6900.

The Crisis Assessment, Prevention, and Education (CAPE) Team is a prevention and early intervention strategy specifically designed to intervene with transition age youth, ages 16 to 25, who are at risk of or are experiencing first onset of serious psychiatric illness and its multiple issues and risk factors:

  • Substance use
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-harm
  • Suicide risk

The CAPE Team aims to prevent the occurrence and severity of mental health problems for transition age youth. The team is staffed by licensed and license-eligible mental health clinicians. Services are located in twelve Sonoma County high schools. CAPE also provides crisis response and training in mental health issues to the following sites:

  • Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Sonoma State University
  • Family Justice Center
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The CAPE Team has 5 essential components:

  • Mobile Response to schools by licensed mental health clinicians with youth who may be experiencing a mental health crisis.
  • Screening and Assessment of at-risk youth in high schools and colleges.
  • Training and Education for students, selected teachers, faculty, parents, counselors, and law enforcement personnel to increase awareness and ability to recognize the warning signs of suicide and psychiatric illness.
  • Peer-based and Family Services, including increasing awareness, education and training, and counseling and support groups for at-risk youth and their families.
  • Integration and Partnership with existing school and community resources, including school resource officers, district crisis intervention teams, student and other youth organizations, health centers, counseling programs, and family supports including National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Sonoma County Behavioral Health. 

    Funded by the Mental Health Services Act

    This program receives funding through the voter-approved Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63). MHSA funding provides a broad continuum of prevention, early intervention and services, and the necessary infrastructure, technology and training elements to effectively support our local mental health services system.

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    Contact Information

    Behavioral Health Division

    Health Services

    Contact us by Phone

    2227 Capricorn Way

    Suite 207

    Santa Rosa, CA 95407

    Mental Health Hotlines

    24-hour Access Line

    (707) 565-6900
    (800) 870-8786

    24-Hour Crisis Services

    (707) 576-8181
    Crisis Stabilization Unit
    2225 Challenger Way, Santa Rosa

    24-hour Suicide Prevention

    (855) 587-6373

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