Resources

Academic and Career Success

 

The ACT Test for Students

500 Act Drive

Iowa City, IA 52243

Contact: Create account free online

319-337-1270

http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act.html

Description: Official website for the ACT (formerly American College Test). Applicants can sign up for a testing date and view test results. There is also information on test preparation and college/career planning.

 

Boys and Girls Club of Ukiah

1640 South State Street

Ukiah, CA 95482

Contact: Robert Marcus

707) 467-4900

http://www.ukiahbgc.org

Description: Offers affordable after school and summer programming for all school aged children. To provide a club experience that assures that success is within reach of the young people who are part of the program, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future. 

 

The College Board AP and SAT Testing Dates

250 Vesey Street

New York City, NY 10281

Contact: Create account free online

212-713-8000

https://www.collegeboard.org/

Description: The official website for registering for the SAT, PSAT, PSAT 10, PSAT 8/9, AP testing, Spring Board, CLEP, CSS Profile, PowerFAIDS, ACCUPLACER. Site also provides links to college database with admission criteria. There is also detailed information about the AP program and using Khan Academy for academic preparation.

 

Special Education Resources from the California Department of Education

1430 N Street

Sacramento, CA 95814-5901

Contact: specedinfoshare@cde.ca.gov

916-445-4613

http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/

Description: Provides links to information and resources to serve the unique needs of persons with disabilities including legal rights, school policy information, community forums, professional organizations, testing and assessment resources, research findings, and resources designed for parent and student exploration.

 

Career Cruising from Anaca Technologies

488 Centrale Street

Memramcook, NB E4K 3S6

Contact: clientsupport@careercruising.com

1-800-965-8541 X 2

http://www.realgameonline.ca/

https://public.careercruising.com/en/our-solutions/k-12/

Description: An online portal for educators of students K-12 to prepare every student for successful transitions, high levels of engagement, and a pathway that is individualized. There are portfolios that help students understand how their strengths and abilities will translate into the real world of work after school; interactive game experiences for applying knowledge about career; and planning activities that parents, teachers and students can work on collaboratively.

 

Career Builder

200 N. LaSalle Street Suite 1100

Chicago, IL  60601

1-800-891-8880

No Direct Contact: Build account free online

www.careerbuilder.com

Description: A website dedicated to building a professional resume and conducting nationwide job searches. Includes articles written about how to build a professional portfolio, databases to conduct research on various job positions, and a searchable database of open positions.

College Foundation of North Carolina Career Resources

2917 Highlands Blvd

Raleigh, NC  27629

Contact: Build account free online

1-888-234-6400

https://www1.cfnc.org/Home/Adult_Learner/Adult_Learner.aspx

Description: Includes resources for planning for high school graduation, college planning and preparation and career exploration. Recommended for its career interest profiler, career cluster survey, basic skills survey, transferable skills checklist, work values sorter and career key.

 

Corporation for National and Community Service

250 E Street SW

Washington, D.C.

Contact: questions@nationalservice.gov   

1-800-942-2677

https://www.serve.gov/

Description: A national registry for finding local volunteer opportunities. This federal organization maintains that our country was built by engaged citizens who gave back to their communities.

 

Kuder Occupational Inventory

302 Visions Parkway

Adel, IA 50003

Contact: info@kuder.com

1-800-314-8972

https://www.kuder.com/

Description: Online services include career assessment surveys, education planning, and guidance resources. Additionally, there are links to personalized career coaching and video libraries that explore the importance of early planning.

 

ONET Work Values Sorter

Online only

Contact: onet@onetcenter.org

https://www.onetonline.org/find/descriptor/browse/Work_Values/

Description: Explores the different workplace values to help individuals identify what conditions are most important: achievement, independence, recognition, relationships, support, and working conditions.

 

Self Directed Search for Career Typology

16204 N Florida Ave

Lutz, FL 33549

Contact: techsup@parinc.com

866-727-2884

http://www.self-directed-search.com/

Description: Based on Holland’s theory of career development, this site helps individuals discover their type and ideal work climate: realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising and/or conventional.

 

Vocopher Life Design

University of Colorado, Denver

Contact: Kevin Galvin

http://vocopher.com/

Description: An online collection of materials, assessments, interview questions, and surveys that utilizes Super’s theories on career development. Includes links to a life design counseling manual, career construction interview questions, career maturity inventory, a resource library, and a career construction inventory.


 

Special Needs

 

Al-Anon/AlaTeen Information

Various locations throughout Mendocino; see website for meeting dates and venue

Contact: See website CONTACT page to receive a reply

http://www.icarol.info

Description: Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. They believe that alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Al-Anon's primary purpose is to help families and friends of alcoholics, whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.

 

Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency, Children and Family Services Emergency Response/CPS

727 South State Street

Ukiah, CA 95482

Contact: 24 hour availability by phone

707-463-7990

https://www.mendocinocounty.org

Description: Children and Family Services (CFS) Emergency Response is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to receive and assess allegations of child abuse, neglect or exploitation. Each report is assessed to determine the level of response/information required to protect the child(ren). Children and Family Services will respond to all reports that rise to the standard of investigation within 24 hours, or within ten calendar days as assessed. If an in-person response is not required, the report will be documented in our computer system. Any incident of alleged or suspected child abuse, or a reasonable suspicion of abuse, which comes to attention, should immediately be reported.

 

Tapestry Family Services

169 Mason Street, Suite 300

Ukiah, CA 95482

(707) 463-3300

https://www.tapestryfs.org

Tapestry Family Services has a range of services to meet the needs of your child that are provided by Licensed Therapists and Registered Interns utilizing evidence-based and trauma informed therapeutic interventions and practices.  Tapestry Family Services work with individual families to create a unique and specially designed therapeutic approach to meet the needs of you and the child. Most services are covered if your child has MediCal and meets medical necessity for our level of treatment services. In addition, for children without MediCal or other types of insurance, Tapestry Family Services will work to identify the appropriate funding source to help your child receive the care that he/she needs. Most children qualify for one of our other grant-funded programs, which include therapy, rehabilitation services, child-advocacy, collaboration with community partners, and transportation, if needed.

 

Mendocino County Youth Project

776 South State Street

Ukiah, CA 95482

(707) 463-4915

https://www.mcyp.org

 

Youth Action Program

MCYP’s experienced Youth Workers provide support services and activities in the schools and in communities. Services are designed to meet the needs of students and schools and may include one on one crisis counseling, peer support groups, evidence based prevention education for anti-bullying programs, alcohol and other drugs, mental health awareness, communication skills, and Positive Youth Development prevention activities.

 

Counseling Services

Mendocino County Youth Project’s Licensed Clinicians, Associate Marriage and Family Therapists, Associate Social Workers, and trainees  are trained and committed to providing services to children, youth, young adults and families, while utilizing proven best practices and evidence based therapy methods, provided by professional and skilled therapists. Counseling and Therapeutic Services are provided at no-cost for children and youth up to age 24 who have Medi-Cal, Beacon or who are eligible for other grant funded services.

 

Transition Age Youth Services

LEVINE HOUSE  is a six bed, Transitional Support Program for AB 12 eligible youth, ages 18-21, referred by MCDSS/HHSA Family & Children Services.  AB 12 youth may reside at Levine House for up to six months. While youth live at Levine House they are provided daily Life Coaching, and individualized support where staff coordinate services with social workers, case managers, therapists and other supportive programs that can be of benefit to the youth. Non-AB 12 homeless youth may contact MCYP and apply for the Levine House program (located in Ukiah).

 

 

 

Redwood Community Services, Inc.

631 S. Orchard Ave

Ukiah, CA 95482

(707) 467-2010

https://www.redwoodcommunityservices.org

Crisis Response Services: for a safe and judgement-free place to talk in Mendocino County about mental health difficulties, call the 24/7 crisis line toll free at 855-838-0404

 

Specialty Mental Health Services: trained mental health professionals provide assessment, plan development, rehabilitation, therapy, case management and medication support services to individuals with serious emotional disturbance (youth) or severe and persistent mental illness (adult). Services are provided with a strength- based focus in order to increase community members’ ability to be successful in the community and to reduce impairments related to mental illness. Redwood Community Services’ provides services in Mendocino, Lake, and Humboldt counties. Our clinicians utilize evidenced-based practices in their treatment modalities, including Trauma -Informed Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, among others.

Stepping Stones: provides specialty mental health services for Transitional Age Youth (TAY) in Ukiah, CA. The Stepping Stones program includes transitional housing components and originated as such in 1999. In 2014, TAY services were rebranded as Stepping Stones and out-patient mental health services began occurring out of the Stepping Stones clinic.

Interpersonal Skills Training Center (ISTC): The Interpersonal Skills Training Center (The Ranch) is a unique program which focuses on behavior modification and socialization for children (ages 8-18), while confronting their individualized behavioral objectives, in a fun and natural setting. The ranch offers a team model for children to learn how to work with others, and build a sense of community, respect, and safety. Arrowhead Ranch provides a remote setting that utilizes a variety of challenging activities to engage children in working towards their goals, as established by their therapist. Some of our activities include horses, team-building, rock-climbing, cooking, art, and peer discussion groups and games.

In addition to being a part of a team, each child is offered individual time with a Rehabilitation Specialist, to bolster a sense of support, and inspire change in relation to issues that they may be struggling with in their lives.

Healing Center on Main: Redwood Community Services’ Healing Center on Main, located at our coast BHS site, offers classes that focus on the many ways one can improve their own health. Through group learning and the sharing of information and experiences, participants work towards individual goals while learning to utilize their natural resources and supports.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT): PCIT is an intensive treatment program that improves the quality of parent- child relationships and provides parents with skills to manage the challenging behaviors of young children. It is designed for children between two and eight years old who are living with their biological, foster, or adoptive parent (or soon to be reunited) and exhibit behavioral challenges.

Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS): TBS is a short-term program that focuses on changing a child’s behavior, while emphasizing the child’s strengths. TBS works in collaboration with the child, the child’s caregivers and the primary clinician to address 1 to 3 behaviors that jeopardize the child’s ability to remain in their current home.


 

Project Sanctuary, Ukiah

564 South Dora Street, Suite A-1

Ukiah, CA 95482

Contact: 24 hour availability by phone

707-462-9196

http://www.projectsanctuary.org

Description: Project Sanctuary has become a full service domestic violence crisis intervention responder available to the entire county. Walk-in and and scheduled counseling is available in Ukiah and Ft. Bragg, with scheduled counseling available in Willits, Booneville, and Point Arena. Other services include legal advocacy for survivors seeking restraining orders, accompaniment and advocacy for victims experiencing an evidence collection exam at the ER, transitional housing, 24/7 crisis line, support groups, prevention education, and safe and confidential emergency shelter.