Adult Services

Early Intervention


Ventura County Power Over Psychosis is an early-intervention program for 16-25-year-olds who are experiencing psychosis for the first time. The program serves both First Episode of Psychosis and individually who are Clinically High Risk for psychosis county-wide.

Family and/or identified support system collaboration are an essential part of the serves provided. The team assists young people and their families/identified support systems to build coping skills, increase communication, reduce stress, and increase performance in all areas of the young person’s life.

The team educates community members about the early warning signs of psychosis, provides referral information, conducts assessments designed to identify risk for psychosis, and provides individualized treatment for the young person and their family/identified support system.

Goals of the program include: reducing the number of psychiatric hospitalization, preventing psychiatric hospitalization when symptoms can be treated outpatient, providing education to the support system to manage symptoms and risks as independently as possible, and supporting the individual in care's recovery goals.

To access mental health services, or for immediate help, please call 1-866-998-2243. Individuals can be referred to this program by calling the Access Line and requesting a referral to VCPOP.

Mobile Crisis Outreach for TAY (MCOT)

Mobile Crisis Outreach for TAY (MCOT) is a specialized crisis team for Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) 18-25-year-olds who are experiencing a mental health and/or substance use crisis. The team responds county-wide to crises during business hours and are trained on the specific risk-factors associated with this age group. This is a small team that works closely with the VCBH Mobile Crisis Response Team for continuous crisis support and responses outside of MCOT's operating hours. To reach MCOT, please call 1-866-998-2243.

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