Seneca Family of Agencies

Seneca Family of Agencies Seneca’s mission is to help children and families through the most difficult times of their lives. Seneca Family of Agencies was founded in 1985 because several caring, visionary people saw a tragedy unfolding: Far too many children were failing in group homes and foster family care.
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In response, Seneca set out to develop mental health treatment and support services on the principle that emotionally troubled youth do not themselves fail, but are instead failed by systems unable to address their complex and specialized needs. Throughout the 1990s and into the 21st century, Seneca has dedicated itself to becoming a “system of care” agency providing a comprehensive continuum of c

In response, Seneca set out to develop mental health treatment and support services on the principle that emotionally troubled youth do not themselves fail, but are instead failed by systems unable to address their complex and specialized needs. Throughout the 1990s and into the 21st century, Seneca has dedicated itself to becoming a “system of care” agency providing a comprehensive continuum of c

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Where did you discover your passion? The impact of opportunities to attend camps, classes, workshops and events outside ...
06/29/2021
Scholarship Fund

Where did you discover your passion? The impact of opportunities to attend camps, classes, workshops and events outside of school can help us unlock the door to where our futures might take us. We want to make path-altering opportunities like these available to every student in our education programs, regardless of their financial situation. Support us in this effort by donating to our Unconditional #Education #Scholarship Fund by clicking below!

Jay came to James Baldwin Academy in October of 2017. He was selectively mute, unable to communicate with anyone outside his family, and had been out of school for several months. Though Jay needed extra support to navigate even the most routine of days, he also had an uncanny skill and intense p...

Providers are bogged down with paperwork when they could be spending more time treating children with #mentalhealth need...
06/29/2021

Providers are bogged down with paperwork when they could be spending more time treating children with #mentalhealth needs. #SB293 aims to standardize and reduce the paperwork, allowing providers to focus on their clients! Seneca proudly supports this bill! #CaLeg #mentalhealthmatters

Providers are bogged down with paperwork when they could be spending more time treating children with #mentalhealth needs. #SB293 aims to standardize and reduce the paperwork, allowing providers to focus on their clients! Seneca proudly supports this bill! #CaLeg #mentalhealthmatters

Unmet mental health needs can have grave consequences for children and their families. #SB224 ensures K-12 students rece...
06/29/2021

Unmet mental health needs can have grave consequences for children and their families. #SB224 ensures K-12 students receive #mentalhealth education and learn about how to access services and supports. This is why Seneca supports #SB224! #CaLeg #mentalhealthmatters

Unmet mental health needs can have grave consequences for children and their families. #SB224 ensures K-12 students receive #mentalhealth education and learn about how to access services and supports. This is why Seneca supports #SB224! #CaLeg #mentalhealthmatters

California must ensure that children’s crisis residential programs are available. #AB226 will do so much to improve the ...
06/29/2021

California must ensure that children’s crisis residential programs are available. #AB226 will do so much to improve the lives of children in crisis and fill a gap in the continuum of care in California. Seneca proudly supports this bill! #CaLeg

California must ensure that children’s crisis residential programs are available. #AB226 will do so much to improve the lives of children in crisis and fill a gap in the continuum of care in California. Seneca proudly supports this bill! #CaLeg

Seneca's very own Melissa Tith spoke with NPR Morning Edition  about our Todo Por Mi Familia initiative last week! If yo...
06/23/2021
Separated At The Border, A Father Reunites With His Son. But Struggles Remain

Seneca's very own Melissa Tith spoke with NPR Morning Edition about our Todo Por Mi Familia initiative last week! If you missed it, you can listen to the full story below.

Néstor was 11 when he and his dad, Melvin, left El Salvador and crossed into Texas in 2018. They were separated for over two months, split apart by the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy.

Happy Father's Day to biological dads, foster dads, adoptive dads, step dads, and all types of father figures. Your job ...
06/20/2021
How to celebrate Father’s Day with LGBTQ families

Happy Father's Day to biological dads, foster dads, adoptive dads, step dads, and all types of father figures. Your job is so important and you deserve recognition for the crucial part you play in the lives of the youth in your care. To honor Pride Month, let's celebrate Father's Day in a way that includes all families. Click below for a blog about LGBTQ inclusivity on Father's Day. https://optionb.org/articles/honor-fathers-day-in-a-way-that-includes-all-lgbtq-families

Make your community more welcoming for all families on Father’s Day.

This year, we celebrate the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth, the oldest-known holiday commemorating the end of slavery i...
06/18/2021

This year, we celebrate the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth, the oldest-known holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. This celebration marks the events of June 19th, 1865, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, when General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, to inform African Americans who were enslaved of their freedom.

Also known as Freedom Day, Juneteenth has long been celebrated within the African American community. Juneteenth is an important reminder that the fourth of July does not represent true freedom for all Americans; instead, it is Juneteenth that is commonly thought of as Independence Day for Black people in the U.S. and serves as a reminder for our continued fight for Black lives, equity, and freedom.

Juneteenth is a paid Seneca holiday and this year it is being recognized today, Friday, 6/18. We encourage you to collectively take time to honor the significance of Juneteenth and learn more about the resilience, history, and experiences of Black communities. #Juneteenth

This year, we celebrate the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth, the oldest-known holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. This celebration marks the events of June 19th, 1865, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, when General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, to inform African Americans who were enslaved of their freedom.

Also known as Freedom Day, Juneteenth has long been celebrated within the African American community. Juneteenth is an important reminder that the fourth of July does not represent true freedom for all Americans; instead, it is Juneteenth that is commonly thought of as Independence Day for Black people in the U.S. and serves as a reminder for our continued fight for Black lives, equity, and freedom.

Juneteenth is a paid Seneca holiday and this year it is being recognized today, Friday, 6/18. We encourage you to collectively take time to honor the significance of Juneteenth and learn more about the resilience, history, and experiences of Black communities. #Juneteenth

This month we are excited to celebrate Pride, which recognizes the impact that le***an, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ...
06/17/2021

This month we are excited to celebrate Pride, which recognizes the impact that le***an, gay, bisexual, transgender, and q***r individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and around the world. Seneca is taking this time to recognize that many people in the #LGBTQ+ community continue facing discrimination and hate, especially people of color and those who are transgender.

At its core, Pride is a stance against systemic violence - no one should face discrimination or harassment for who they are. This month, please join us in supporting and celebrating our LGBTQ+ friends, colleagues, family members, and clients! #Pride #PrideMonth #LoveisLove

This month we are excited to celebrate Pride, which recognizes the impact that le***an, gay, bisexual, transgender, and q***r individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and around the world. Seneca is taking this time to recognize that many people in the #LGBTQ+ community continue facing discrimination and hate, especially people of color and those who are transgender.

At its core, Pride is a stance against systemic violence - no one should face discrimination or harassment for who they are. This month, please join us in supporting and celebrating our LGBTQ+ friends, colleagues, family members, and clients! #Pride #PrideMonth #LoveisLove

We’re excited to announce that we are expanding our mental health services for children and families in Ventura County… ...
06/17/2021

We’re excited to announce that we are expanding our mental health services for children and families in Ventura County… and you can join us!
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What’s to love about Ventura County?
☀️ Amazing year-round weather
⛱ Beautiful beaches and a stunning coastline
🛍 Great shopping and weekly farmers markets
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On the Seneca Ventura team, you will:
✔️ Help train, develop, and expand our program
✔️ Generous relocation assistance may be available
✔️ Professional growth and advancement opportunities
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Join an organization that is gaining national news, and be a part of something big! As a part of our collaborative team, YOU will play a vital role in growing our program and making a lasting impact for children and families in the community. Apply today: Bit.ly/SenecaVentura! #joinseneca #venturacounty #mentalhealthmatters

We’re excited to announce that we are expanding our mental health services for children and families in Ventura County… and you can join us!
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What’s to love about Ventura County?
☀️ Amazing year-round weather
⛱ Beautiful beaches and a stunning coastline
🛍 Great shopping and weekly farmers markets
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On the Seneca Ventura team, you will:
✔️ Help train, develop, and expand our program
✔️ Generous relocation assistance may be available
✔️ Professional growth and advancement opportunities
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Join an organization that is gaining national news, and be a part of something big! As a part of our collaborative team, YOU will play a vital role in growing our program and making a lasting impact for children and families in the community. Apply today: Bit.ly/SenecaVentura! #joinseneca #venturacounty #mentalhealthmatters

Thank you, NPR Morning Edition, for sharing about the impact of Seneca's work to connect families separated under the Ze...
06/15/2021
How Families, Separated At The Border By Trump Policies, Are Coping

Thank you, NPR Morning Edition, for sharing about the impact of Seneca's work to connect families separated under the Zero Tolerance policy with mental health services.

Seneca's Todo Por Mi Familia is a nationwide effort to connect families forcibly separated at the border with desperately needed mental health services. If you want to support families like Melvin's directly, donate here to help provide needed counseling and therapy: bit.ly/DonateTPMF. #TodoPorMiFamilia #mentalhealthmatters

Some of the migrant families who were separated at the U.S. border during the Trump administration are back together. A Salvadoran father and son share their experience.

Meet Sarah, Lead Health Information Specialist for Seneca's San Francisco Connections (SFC) program. "I appreciate Senec...
06/11/2021

Meet Sarah, Lead Health Information Specialist for Seneca's San Francisco Connections (SFC) program. "I appreciate Seneca for helping me invest in my education,” shared Sarah. “The SFC administrative team is amazing, and I am so grateful to be a part of such a supportive team!"

Sarah is using her scholarship to complete her Master of Public Health (MPH) at the University of San Francisco. Congratulations, Sarah!

To read more about Seneca's #ProfessionalDevelopment opportunities, visit senecafoa.org/careers. #SenecaScholarship #JoinSeneca

Meet Sarah, Lead Health Information Specialist for Seneca's San Francisco Connections (SFC) program. "I appreciate Seneca for helping me invest in my education,” shared Sarah. “The SFC administrative team is amazing, and I am so grateful to be a part of such a supportive team!"

Sarah is using her scholarship to complete her Master of Public Health (MPH) at the University of San Francisco. Congratulations, Sarah!

To read more about Seneca's #ProfessionalDevelopment opportunities, visit senecafoa.org/careers. #SenecaScholarship #JoinSeneca

So far, Seneca's Todo Por Mi Familia has connected with 1,128 families who were separated at the border. Thank you, Tele...
06/10/2021
Así lucha una organización proinmigrantes para ayudar a los padres de niños separados en la frontera

So far, Seneca's Todo Por Mi Familia has connected with 1,128 families who were separated at the border. Thank you, Telemundo News, for spreading the word about our work!

Hasta el momento, Todo Por Mi Familia de Seneca Family of Agencies se ha conectado con 1,128 familias separadas en la frontera. ¡Gracias, Noticias Telemundo, por difundir la palabra sobre nuestro trabajo! #TodoPorMiFamilia

La misión de Seneca es dar con el paradero de las familias separadas durante la política de cero tolerancia del Gobierno de Trump y brindarles ayuda psicológica. "Es una oportunidad que no vamos a despreciar", dice un padre inmigrante que recibe terapias.

06/10/2021
Todo Por Mi Familia on the TODAY Show

Todo Por Mi Familia is back on the road and Jacob Soboroff joined us for part of our cross-county road trip to find families separated at border in order to connect them with #mentalhealth services. Check out the sneak peek of the story and watch the full Today Show video here: bit.ly/SenecaxTODAY #TodoPorMiFamilia

We are so grateful for the flood of support this week! Thank you to Jacob Soboroff for sharing about the impact of Senec...
06/09/2021
Outreach workers go door to door, looking for separated families

We are so grateful for the flood of support this week! Thank you to Jacob Soboroff for sharing about the impact of Seneca's work to connect families separated under the Zero Tolerance policy with mental health services.

Seneca's Todo Por Mi Familia is a nationwide effort to connect families forcibly separated at the border with desperately needed mental health services. If you want to support these families directly, donate here to help provide food, shelter, and transportation: bit.ly/DonateTPMF. #TodoPorMiFamilia

Years after the Trump administration separated families at the border, nonprofits are working to find families and offer mental health services to combat trauma.

We are excited to announce our 3rd annual MAC SELPA student art show, Creating our Future. This art show began three yea...
06/08/2021
MAC SELPA Student Art Show 2021

We are excited to announce our 3rd annual MAC SELPA student art show, Creating our Future. This art show began three years ago out of an incredibly talented group of students whose passion for art was contagious!

Since the first show, it has become one of the highlights of every school year and an exciting opportunity for students to shine. All donations go directly back to the student artists to fund their continued creative endeavors. To browse these one-of-a-kind pieces and support our student artists, click below!

How can I purchase art? If you are interested in purchasing a piece of art, please click "Donate" next to the piece you would like to buy. Under the notes section of your donation, please remember to include the piece number. Who will my purchase support? Proceeds from sales of art will re...

Tune in all week to hear about Todo Por Mi Familia , Seneca’s initiative that provides free mental health services to fa...
06/08/2021

Tune in all week to hear about Todo Por Mi Familia , Seneca’s initiative that provides free mental health services to families separated at the border due to the "Zero Tolerance" Policy. Catch us on...

📺 Wednesday, 6/9: Today Show, Telemundo
🎧 Monday, 6/14: NPR Morning Edition

We hope that these stories will connect us to more families so that we can help them on their journey towards healing. Learn more and donate at www.senecafoa.org/todopormifamilia!

Tune in all week to hear about Todo Por Mi Familia , Seneca’s initiative that provides free mental health services to families separated at the border due to the "Zero Tolerance" Policy. Catch us on...

📺 Wednesday, 6/9: Today Show, Telemundo
🎧 Monday, 6/14: NPR Morning Edition

We hope that these stories will connect us to more families so that we can help them on their journey towards healing. Learn more and donate at www.senecafoa.org/todopormifamilia!

Meet Marta! Marta is the bilingual CSEC Clinical Intern for Seneca's Solano Community Based Programs. "Having worked in ...
06/07/2021

Meet Marta! Marta is the bilingual CSEC Clinical Intern for Seneca's Solano Community Based Programs. "Having worked in this field for quite a while now, the need for Spanish speaking clinicians has never been greater,” shared Marta. “My aim and goal is to provide therapy services for Spanish speaking families."

Marta used her Seneca scholarship to complete her Masters in Social Work - and she graduated last month. Please join us in congratulating Marta! To read more about Seneca's Professional Development Opportunities, visit senecafoa.org/careers. #mentalhealthmatters #bilingualsocialworker #joinseneca

Meet Marta! Marta is the bilingual CSEC Clinical Intern for Seneca's Solano Community Based Programs. "Having worked in this field for quite a while now, the need for Spanish speaking clinicians has never been greater,” shared Marta. “My aim and goal is to provide therapy services for Spanish speaking families."

Marta used her Seneca scholarship to complete her Masters in Social Work - and she graduated last month. Please join us in congratulating Marta! To read more about Seneca's Professional Development Opportunities, visit senecafoa.org/careers. #mentalhealthmatters #bilingualsocialworker #joinseneca

🖐🏽 reasons to join Seneca’s nursing team. Learn more by visiting bit.ly/SenecaRN! You can help us connect with intereste...
06/03/2021

🖐🏽 reasons to join Seneca’s nursing team. Learn more by visiting bit.ly/SenecaRN!

You can help us connect with interested nurses! Share this post to help spread the word. 📲

Lindsey Royal, RN, BSN, a nurse with #SenecaWashington, was recently presented with the Shining Star Nurse Award by the ...
06/02/2021

Lindsey Royal, RN, BSN, a nurse with #SenecaWashington, was recently presented with the Shining Star Nurse Award by the King County Nurses Association!

Lindsey was nominated by not one, but FIVE of her coworkers. Her team shared that she is “dedicated, organized and diligent. She goes above and beyond her job description to ensure patients have what they need. Our medical team would be lost without her dedication and down to earth personality. She has an ability to critically think through the medical needs that our youth have/need and take the initiative to implement whatever is needed. She does this with ease and organization, all the while communicating eloquently with clients and families.” Read the full announcement here: bit.ly/LindseyRoyal. #NursesWeek #JoinSeneca #UnconditionalCare

Congratulations, Lindsey!

Lindsey Royal, RN, BSN, a nurse with #SenecaWashington, was recently presented with the Shining Star Nurse Award by the King County Nurses Association!

Lindsey was nominated by not one, but FIVE of her coworkers. Her team shared that she is “dedicated, organized and diligent. She goes above and beyond her job description to ensure patients have what they need. Our medical team would be lost without her dedication and down to earth personality. She has an ability to critically think through the medical needs that our youth have/need and take the initiative to implement whatever is needed. She does this with ease and organization, all the while communicating eloquently with clients and families.” Read the full announcement here: bit.ly/LindseyRoyal. #NursesWeek #JoinSeneca #UnconditionalCare

Congratulations, Lindsey!

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Seneca Family of Agencies was founded in 1985 by advocates who wanted to better meet the needs of children in group homes and foster family care. Seneca established itself as an innovative leader in the provision of unconditional care through a comprehensive continuum of school, community-based and family-focused treatment services for children and families experiencing high levels of trauma who are at risk for family disruption or institutional care for the children. In 2011, a strategic merger with Kinship Center formed Seneca Family of Agencies. In 2012, Canyon Acres Ranch was incorporated into the Orange County programs of Kinship Center, expanding the local base of mental health, wraparound, child placement, family finding and professional and parent training services. Kinship Center, founded in 1984, specializes in adoption, foster care, family-based services, child and family mental health care, along with parent and professional post graduate training. The merger into Seneca Family of Agencies expands Kinship Center's landmark work in California of creating, supporting, educating and providing mental health services to families built by adoption and relative caregiving. Canyon Acres has a 31-year history of serving children and families throughout Southern California, providing the highest level of care and therapeutic treatment to children who suffer from a variety of emotional and psychological disorders. The Canyon Acres Ranch Children’s Treatment Center in Orange County features a variety of therapeutic care programs that include child placement, mental health services and animal assisted therapy through an equine riding program. The joining of these organizations creates one of the most comprehensive service systems for children in California. Seneca Family of Agencies’ continuum of care now includes: in-home wraparound; foster family-based treatment; adoption and foster care; mobile crisis response; kinship care; integrated day treatment and special education services; after-school therapeutic recreation programming; public school-based mental health services; therapeutic mental health services -including pet assisted psychotherapy; intensive and preventive treatment for at-risk children and families; family finding for foster children; and nurturing residential treatment.

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