Author: Casa Pacifica

As the summer winds down, children and youth across the nation are returning to in-person learning for this school year. While the back-to-school season can bring a few jitters for most children, some experience increased anxiety and other mental health challenges.  Children and youth may...

Seasonal Depressive Disorder (SAD) is typically known as the winter blues, but summertime brings its own mental health challenges for children and youth. Longer days, changes in schedules and hotter temperatures can affect a young person’s mental health during the summer months. Reasons include: Schedules: Summer...

Happy Pride Month   With Pride Month well underway, we at Camino a Casa by Casa Pacifica celebrate and encourage our youth to accept and celebrate their identities. But Pride month doesn’t just end with June—Camino a Casa works year-round with our youth from Santa Barbara and...

Pride Month is a time to acknowledge the struggles of the LGBTQ+ community, honor the activists who fought for the rights and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community, and those the community has lost to violence and mental illness. Camino a Casa works closely with youth and...

April is Alcoholism Awareness Month in the United States. It was established by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence to educate the general public about the dangers associated with alcohol and establish criteria for when to seek help from substance abuse. Education about safer...

By Melissa Andrews, Recreation Therapy Specialist & Family Facilitator [caption id="attachment_3688" align="alignleft" width="225"] Melissa Andrews, Recreation Therapy Specialist & Family Facilitator[/caption] One of the most difficult times in the life of a family can be making the decision whether or not to admit their child into a...

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