Prevention and Early Intervention Programs

Prevention and Early Intervention Programs are available at no cost to the client thanks to the California Mental Health Services Act. Rim Family Services has contracted with the County of San Bernardino to provide these services to our Mountain Communities. Please click on the links below to learn about the various services offered. We would be happy to answer any questions or set up an appointment. Just call us at (909) 336-1800.

These programs include:

Community Wholeness and Enrichment Program

Rim Family Services offers the following services through the Community Wholeness and Enrichment Program. This program is available thanks to the California Mental Health Services Act. There is no cost to the client for these services.

  • safeTALK – Most people considering suicide as an option do not truly want to die, but they are struggling with pain in their lives. safeTALK is a 1 to 2 day workshops that prepare people to become a suicide-alert helper. Attendees learn the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keep safe. One of the important principles learned in this workshop is that you do not need to be afraid to talk to people who are contemplating suicide.
  • Mental Health First Aid – Mental Health First Aid is a program to help bring an understanding of mental illness to participants in the class. 1 in 5 Americans has a mental illness but are unwilling to seek out help. This program teaches how to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental illness and introduces resources to help. Early detection and intervention of mental illness is key to saving lives. Rim Family Services facilitates classes throughout the community. We can come and share this information with your organization.
  • Suicide Bereavement Support Group – A licensed therapist facilitates this support group. Anyone who has lost a family member or friend to suicide is welcome to join. Group members learn from and support one another through the grief process.
  • Therapy – Therapy is available to those struggling with thoughts of suicide through Rim Family Services.

Please call (909) 336-1800 for more information on any of these services or to make an appointment.


Family Resource Center

Rim Family Services offers the following services through our Family Resource Center. This program is available thanks to the California Mental Health Services Act. There is no cost to the client for these services.

  • Parent Café – Come meet with other parents for coffee, donuts, and conversation. Parents are invited to our Parent Café once a month at your child’s elementary school. Just drop the kids off for school and stay for a chance to discuss topics of interest with other parents. Each month we share our ideas and information on topics that are of interest to you. Some of the topics discussed are: school attendance, how to help your children make good friends, and resources available to families on the mountain.
  • Parent Project – The Parent Project is a group that is based on the curriculum A Parent’s Guide to Changing Destructive Adolescent Behavior. This program helps to empower parents of out-of-control teens. Some of the issues addressed are: truancy, teen violence, bullying, teen drug use, arguing, and family conflict.
  • Loving Solutions – Loving Solutions is known as Parent Project Jr. The group empowers parents raising difficult children 5 to 10 years old. Loving Solutions addresses the same issues as Parent Project, adapted to fit the needs of parents of younger children.
  • After School Art & Social Skills – Students have fun learning social skills through games and art projects. This group meets once a month after school at each of the elementary schools in the Rim of the World School District. Each student will bring his or her art project home. Snacks are provided.
  • Parents As Teachers – Parents As Teachers (PAT) is an early childhood education program. PAT is designed to give parents of children prenatal to 5 years old information and support to help you be your child’s first and best teacher. A Parent Educator will come to your home with a lesson customized for the age of your child. You will receive information on your child’s development and play-based learning activities. Group Connections brings parents in the PAT Program together once a quarter to share experiences and to discuss parenting topics.
  • Strengthening Families Program (SFP) – The Strengthening Families Program was designed by Dr. Karol Kumpfer and is available to families with teens (SFP) or parents of elementary age children (SFP Elementary). SFP involves the whole family, while SFP Elementary are classes for parents. Come and learn the keys to good communication, stress reduction, and positive behavior modification.
  • Transition to Independence Process (TIP) Program – All youth and young adults face many decisions as they transition to adulthood. Transition to Independence Process (TIP) provides aid and encouragement to young people as they face this transition. Rim Family Services provides a TIP facilitator to help youth explore education and career goals. Youth also learn how to work toward self-sufficiency in a group or one on one setting.
  • Therapy – Therapy is available to community members through this program on a limited basis.

Please call if you have questions or would like more information about any of these services. Ask for Martha (909) 336-1800.


NCTI Crossroads Education

Rim Family Services provides educational services in the Rim of the World School District. Classes are held on campus during regular school hours. The National Curriculum Training Institute developed the curriculum used for these classes. The California Mental Health Services Act provides funding for this program. There is no cost to the client for the services provided.

  • Truancy – Youth develop an understanding of the relevance of school and in setting goals for graduation. They learn techniques to help them be successful in their academic career.
  • Anger Management – The Anger Management group assists youth in learning skills to avoid confrontational situations, manage their emotions, and gain better self-control. The curriculum uses role-play and scenarios to assist in the learning process.
  • Drug & Alcohol Education – The participants in this class learn the dangers of drug or alcohol use or abuse. Students learn alternative ways to cope with stress, identify factors that influence behavior, and learn skills to avoid substance use and develop a healthy, positive life-style.

Please call for more information or to enroll your child. Ask for Alex (909) 336-1800.


Older Adult Community Services

Rim Family Services offers the following services through our Older Adult Community Services Program. This program is available thanks to the California Mental Health Services Act. Services are available to community members 60 and older. There is no cost to the client for these services.

  • P.E.A.R.L.S. – Program for Enriching Active Rewarding Lives of Seniors. Our PEARLS counselor will come to your home, meet with you one-on-one, and share information that is pertinent to your needs. This program is designed to reduce depressive symptoms, strengthen problem-solving skills, and encourage an improved quality of life.
  • Wellness & Home Safety Groups – These groups are a great way for older adults to get together, have some fun, socialize, and learn a few safety tips too. Groups are held weekly throughout the community. Come join in on a game of pinochle, make a craft, or listen to one of the many guest speakers that are part of our groups. Have fun with old friends or meet new ones.
  • Therapy – Therapy is available to older adults in the mountain communities through this program on a limited basis.

Please call for more information on these services. Ask for Marilynn (909) 336-1800.


Student Assistance Program

The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a school-based approach to providing focused services to students. Groups address academic, emotional or social issues, or mental health needs. The Student Assistance Program assesses students’ needs and provides them with support and referral to appropriate resources. The overarching goal of SAP is to remove barriers to education, so students may achieve their academic potential. This program is available thanks to the California Mental Health Services Act. There is no cost to the client for these services.

  • S.S. Grin – S.S. Grin (Social Skills Group Intervention) is a group focusing on social and emotional skills. Bullying and resiliency are also addressed in the group. Participants learn through games, role-play, brainstorming, and hands on activities. Groups are available at our mountain elementary schools during the school day.
  • Positive Action – Positive Action is an educational program that encourages excitement of learning. The group teaches students that positive feelings are the result of good behaviors. They learn to work in cooperation with others in the group. Results include reduced behavioral problems and increased academic achievement.
  • Bullying in the Girls World – Bullying in the Girls World is a group for middle school girls focusing on skills to address girl bullying. Students learn through role-play what bullying looks like and the negative impact it can have on lives. The group also teaches skills needed to reduce girl bullying and its harmful effects.
  • Jellybean Jamboree – Jellybean Jamboree is an educational program focusing on various social and emotional skills for Kindergarten aged children. Puppets help the students learn to problem-solve, handle anger, examine their emotions, how to be a good friend, and develop confidence. Lessons are interactive and include fun-to-do activities.
  • Therapy – Therapy is available to students of Rim of the World School District through this program on a limited basis.

If you are interested in learning more about the Student Assistance Program pleas call Erin or Kaylee at (909) 336-1800.