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Behavioral Health Training Collaborative

Working together to provide mental wellness training to the Orange County, CA community

Trainings for Families, Groups and Professionals

Families and Individuals

Living with or trying to understand a family member who has a mental health concern can be hard and/or even scary. We have trainings to help you learn to identify patterns, provide simple wellness techniques to help build resiliency , and know when and where to get professional help, if needed.


Teachers and educators have a unique position of being on the front-line of witnessing the growth and challenges of students. We offer individual and group trainings to deepen emotional intelligence skills that align with teaching practices and curriculum.

Community Groups

Some of the groups we train are: child care facilities, veteran service agencies, law enforcement, homeless/housing providers, religious/faith-based centers, hospitals and community clinics. We serve small and large businesses.


You’re always welcome to attend any of our trainings, and we also host evidence-based and certification-level trainings to grow your expertise. If you are a nurse, doctor, first responder, or mental health professional, earn your continuing education credits from home!

Mental Health Agencies

The mental health industry and the world change rapidly. It’s imperative to continue learning how to best serve the emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs of our communities.

About the Behavioral Health Training Collaborative

Western Youth Services and Four Local Area Partners Form the Behavioral Health Training Collaborative (BHTC), Work Together To Provide Mental Health and Wellness Trainings at No Cost to the Orange County, California Community.

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Our Collaborative Partners

Western Youth Services (WYS) is the principle agency of the Behavioral Health Training Collaborative (BTHC). We understand that life can bring challenges that may require more than help from family, friends, and school personnel. That’s why WYS matches the right services or training to every child, family, and community member. Our integrated service model offers programs and trainings intended to prevent mental health issues by using wellness solutions and intervening early enough to halt behavioral or emotional issues before they reach a crisis point. We work with youth requiring intensive mental health services along the entire continuum of care. At WYS, we approach mental health and wellness in the context of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and offer solutions that treat the predictable negative impact of ACEs and look upstream to prevent them from occurring in the first place. Our goal is to bring you industry experts who conduct quality trainings virtually and within your community by coordinating the collaborative efforts of our partners. Visit us at

Good mental health during childhood and adolescence is just as important as good physical health. Child Guidance Center (CGC) is dedicated to providing excellent behavioral and mental health services for the youth of Orange County. We train family members, teachers and others who all have essential roles in ensuring children can achieve their true potential. We support ALL families – adoption and foster parents, blended families, grandparents and LGBTQ+ families to provide the support and services they need to raise healthy and emotionally resilient children.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Orange County conducts free educational programs, meetings and support groups throughout Orange County, California. We address every aspect of mental health. In addition, the NAMI OC WarmLine is a free and confidential telephone service providing emotional support and resources to callers. Please take a few minutes to browse through NAMI’s website to learn more about their many free programs, educational meetings, support groups and advocacy provided for families and clients experiencing the effects of mental illness.

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OMID is a full-service family enrichment center dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals and families in Orange County. Our therapeutic services’ goals are individualized to best serve each individual and family seeking professional expertise. We believe in promoting these common goals: well-being, resiliency, and reaching one’s potential while strengthening families and support networks. Our outreach activities and trainings are designed to reduce the stigma of mental illness and raise the community’s awareness regarding available support resources. We provide life skill classes, group training and seminars to support self-reliance and recovery maintenance.

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Seneca provides a continuum of services in Orange County and throughout Southern California, creating and sustaining permanent families for children who need them. Seneca is an innovative leader in delivering unconditional care through a comprehensive continuum of school, community-based and family-focused treatment services for children and families who have experienced high levels of trauma or are at risk for family disruption and institutional placement. Seneca OC builds adoptive and otherwise families where children who have experienced abuse, neglect or abandonment can heal and thrive into healthy adulthood.

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The RESET Toolbox is an online collection of resources and no-cost trainings designed to help build resilience in our youth and communities. Families, educators, school/district administrators, K-12 students, community members, youth-serving organizations, and collaborative agencies can learn how to help kids and teens cope with stress, social isolation and more.

Our collective goal is to help children and teens in Orange County overcome the challenges of COVID-19 and other adversities that they may be experiencing.

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Upcoming Trainings

WYS – Resilience

WYS – Resilience

Join us for healing, hope and insight as we advance awareness on one of the largest public health crisis in our country.

Funded by the OC Health Care Agency.