YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES
Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU)
The Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) serves Ventura County resident youth ages 6 to 17 who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Youth who are placed on a civil commitment hold or who arrive on a voluntary status are assessed for appropriate level of care up to inpatient hospitalization. Should inpatient hospitalizing be required, the CSU facilitates this transfer process. Youth who do not meet criteria are stabilized at the CSU and discharged following a psychiatrist assessment, safety planning process and aftercare meeting with the youth and their caregiver. The CSU is staffed with a Masters Level Clinician and a Registered Nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Mental Health Counselors are also onsite providing stabilization services around the clock and a Psychiatrist is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.