Therapeutic supervised visitation is similar to a traditional monitored visit between a non-custodial parent and child, except that a licensed therapist is involved in supervising and guiding the visit. The therapist interacts with the family prior to, during and after the visit to help mend and heal the parent-child relationship. The therapist also makes sure… [Continue Reading]
Supervised visitation is based on two premises: Children do best when they have reliable, ongoing relationships with both parents. A child’s emotional and physical safety must always be guaranteed. Whether parents live together or apart, they have a shared responsibility for their children. Most importantly, children do best when they have regular contact with both… [Continue Reading]
Comprehensive Youth Services (CYS) is a pioneer in the field of school-based social and emotional supports to students in Fresno, Central, Sanger, and Selma Unified School Districts and Madera County SELPA. CYS is proud of its long and successful history of providing a broad range of counseling services to students and their families – from… [Continue Reading]
The SMART Model of Care Program (also known as Fresno Bright Beginnings) is a collaboration between Fresno County Behavioral Health-Children’s Mental Health, EMQ-Families First, Exceptional Parents Unlimited (EPU) and Comprehensive Youth Services of Fresno, Inc. (CYS). The program was created for children between 2 and 5 years of age whose problematic behaviors (defiance, inability to… [Continue Reading]
The Sanger Family Resource Center (FRC) is located on the campus of Jefferson Elementary School in Sanger and is operated by Comprehensive Youth Services (CYS) in partnership with Sanger Unified School District. The mission of the Sanger FRC is to unite with community members to offer linkages, information, services, parent education and advocacy to residents… [Continue Reading]
Parenting programs at CYS include Successful Single Parenting (SSP), which is designed for parents who are separated or divorced. The program examines the needs of children during and after the break-up of a marriage or relationship. Parents learn how to improve the sharing of parental responsibilities for their children. Who is eligible for this program? Any parent… [Continue Reading]
“I do love my child but sometimes I just don’t like him very much.” This common feeling was shared by a mother who was frustrated with her son’s repeated aggressive and noncompliant behavior. She’s typical of many of the parents who come to CYS feeling incompetent as a parent, angry, depressed and looking for help.… [Continue Reading]
This program is designed to help fathers learn how to be the best dads possible to their children, whether they reside with their children or must live apart. The “Preparing for Responsible Fatherhood” curriculum is provided in a classroom format, or can be provided to parents in eight individual sessions. Who is eligible for this… [Continue Reading]
The goal of the Families in Transition program is to strengthen individual and family resilience in order to keep children and families together, keep children safe, protect them from involvement in risky behaviors, and break the destructive cycle of child abuse and family violence. Services are provided to children, teens and parents. Services provided through… [Continue Reading]
Comprehensive Youth Services partners with Fresno County Department of Social Services to provide a variety of services to families involved with Child Welfare Services. Most services are offered in conjunction with Supervised Visitation to help parents work towards reunification with their children. Who is eligible for these services? Only individuals referred by their Fresno County… [Continue Reading]
The Child Abuse Treatment (CHAT) Program provides intensive therapeutic counseling services, on an outpatient basis, to children, under 18 years of age, who have been a victim of a crime. The CHAT Program is designed to meet the needs of underserved children including those who are dependents of the court, in the child welfare system,… [Continue Reading]
We all know what anger is and we’ve all felt it. Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy human emotion. However, when anger gets out of control, it can lead to problems. At Comprehensive Youth Services we’re here to help. Our Anger Management class for teens is designed to teach adolescents to recognize their physical and… [Continue Reading]
We all know what anger is and we’ve all felt it. Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy human emotion. However, when anger gets out of control, it can lead to problems. At Comprehensive Youth Services we’re here to help. Our Anger Management class is designed to teach you to recognize your physical and emotional… [Continue Reading]
The 10th Annual CYS Child Advocacy Awards Luncheon was held on Thursday, April 25, 2013. The … [Read More...]
The child welfare system is a group of services designed to promote the well-being of children by … [Read More...]
The first step in helping abused or neglected children is learning to recognize the signs of child … [Read More...]
Since 1973, Comprehensive Youth Services (CYS), a 501(c)(3) community benefit nonprofit behavioral health agency, has provided quality mental health interventions and supportive services to underserved, at-risk and/or violence-exposed children, adolescents and families in Fresno and the surrounding communities. The agency’s primary goal is to prevent child abuse and neglect, to ensure the well being of every child/youth, and to aid in building stronger, more resilient families.
Services are available to all eligible individuals regardless of race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or income level, and are entirely confidential. More than half of the services provided by CYS are delivered in the community – on school campuses, at resource or community centers, and in the homes of consumers.
3795 E. Shields Avenue • Fresno, CA 93726
Monday through Thursday – 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Shields Center - 3795 E. Shields Avenue • Fresno, CA 93726 – (559) 229-3561
Santa Ana House – 3654 E. Santa Ana Avenue • Fresno, CA 93726 – (559) 222-8703
West Fresno Center - 243 Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93706 – (559) 445-0258
Monday through Saturday & Holidays – 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sundays – 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.