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Behavioral Health Services
1830 S. Central St., Visalia 93277
(559) 730-2969

BHS logo Jennifer Newell, Psy.D.
Director, Behavioral Health Services
(559) 730-2969, Ext. 6938

Tulare County Office of Education (TCOE), Behavioral Health Services (BHS) improves the quality of living and learning of the children and families of Tulare County by providing mental health and behavior services in the school, home, and community. We utilize an innovative, evidenced-based approach and draw upon the strengths, diversity and resiliency of the families we serve to remove barriers impeding the achievement of their goals.

BHS provides behavior health treatment to students throughout Tulare County school districts who are identified as in need of behavior support and intervention in order to access and benefit from special education. For students who have mental/behavior health services as part of the Individual Education Plan, TCOE BHS works in a collaborative manner with students, families, and school personnel to provide a behavior health assessment and intervention. BHS works to ensure access to the quality of care available to children and families throughout Tulare County. TCOE BHS provides an extensive number of field-based services, operates an outpatient psychiatry clinic in Farmersville, and provides a comprehensive, integrated, and collaborative approach to behavior health treatment to treat a variety of behavior challenges and mental health issues.

Services are tailored to each individual child and family, and may include, but are not limited to:
  • School-based therapy and rehabilitation services
  • Crisis intervention services
  • Case management
  • Community-based group therapy
  • Behavior intervention services
  • Functional behavior assessments
  • Diagnostic assessments
  • Implementation of behavior intervention plans
  • Educator training and support
  • Parenting skills training and support
  • In-home individual/family therapy and rehabilitation services
  • Substance abuse prevention
  • Psychiatric evaluation and medication management
  • Referrals and coordinated care with other agencies
If you are concerned about your child’s mental health and believe that additional support and services are necessary, please notify the School Psychologist or a member of your child’s IEP Team. All referrals to TCOE BHS are completed by the IEP Team.

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Tulare County Office of Education
Special Services Division
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277

Tammy McKean, Assistant Superintendent
(559) 730-2910 • fax: (559) 730-2511

Jim Vidak, County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277
phone: (559) 733-6300 • fax: (559) 627-5219

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