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Overcoming Barriers to Care

Family & Children (F&C)

The Family and Children Services Program is committed to providing services that are individualized and appropriate to a client’s age, culture, family values, and whole health. We are dedicated to providing tools and resources for clients and their families to achieve and maintain positive outcomes.

Through its 5 programs (Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient Behavioral Health, Ethnic Specific Behavioral Health, Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment Services (ADAPT), and Katie A services) F&C services aim to:

  • Provide services that are strength-based, client-centered, family engaged, culturally competent, community defined, focused on whole health and advocacy informed
  • Help clients address social, emotional, and behavioral challenges and conflicts and improve their functioning at home, school, or community
  • Provide services in Santa Clara County’s Threshold Languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Tagalog and English, and other languages when available to county residents who have full-scope Medi-Cal.

Family & Children Services

This program aims to address the needs of young people in crisis with higher level of need for stabilization and significant behavioral and emotional difficulties. This requires meeting for 2 hours or more a week. We help develop the skills that they need to improve functioning at home, build their natural support system and improve relationships through an array of intensive services.

This program aims to help children and adolescents address social, emotional and behavioral challenges and conflicts through various interventions and treatments. Services may be conducted at the clinic, home or school.

This program aims to provide services to children and youth of Asian, South and Southeast Asian, and Middle Eastern descent. Services provided are strength-based, client-centered, and focused on each client’s whole health.

The Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Prevention & Treatment (ADAPT) Program provides services for youth ages 13 through 21, who meet entrance criteria.

The program provides assessments, individual, group, and family counseling, and aftercare services. Our services combine psycho-education and counseling. This approach empowers youth and their families and gives them tools toward healthier living.

The Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Prevention & Treatment (ADAPT) Program is served by experienced staff, including licensed clinicians, with various bicultural and bilingual backgrounds

AACI’s Katie A program provides intensive community and home-based mental health services to children in foster care or at risk of entering foster care.  The program focuses on holistic and comprehensive service expansion to meet the needs of children, youth, and their families ages 0-21. The program is committed to strengthening the collaboration between child welfare agencies and mental health services using the Integrated Core Practice Model (ICPM).  AACI’s Katie A team is trained to provide services to clients with a trauma-informed and strength-based approach. This approach empowers children and their families, giving them resources to create a life worth living.

Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) are supplemental services to specialty mental health services. TBS is designed to support behaviors in the home. These services are intensive, short-term, and provided in the home. The TBS coach is trained to work with youth 1:1 to help teach coping skills to support mood regulation, anger management, and de-escalation. TBS includes the family so that they can support the youth beyond the TBS sessions.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Wednesday: 8:30 AM -5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM (by appointment only)
Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
After-hours care: Call (408) 975-2730 to be connected to on-call staff

F&C Contact Information

Front Desk Phone Number: (408) 975-2730

A counselor with multicultural language skills will assess your needs to determine how to provide appropriate services.

Katie Nice, LMFT, Associate Director, Family & Children Programs, katie.nice@aaci.org

Stacie Papineau, PhD, Senior Program Manager of Katie A, TBS, and ADAPT Programs, stacie.papineau@aaci.org

Joanna Leung, LMFT, ADAPT Program Lead, joanna.leung@aaci.org

Hannah Dawley Ly, AMFT, Outpatient/Intensive Outpatient Lead, hannah.dawley@aaci.org