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Child Behavioral Support

Jennifer Ybarra is our Child Development Behavioral Specialist and is endorsed as a Transdisciplinary Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Practitioner by the California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health. This important achievement recognizes the complexity of skills and knowledge needed to support the social and emotional development and well being of infants and young children within the context of their early relationships, family, community, and culture.


Early mental health services promote school readiness by strengthening early relationships, family functioning, and a child’s emotional regulation and social competence.

Child Development Behavioral Specialist (CDBS), provides:

  • Phone consultations on behavioral concerns.

  • Home based screenings, assessment, and intervention services.

  • Behavioral education workshops offered throughout Sutter County for parents/guardians, care providers, and other adults living or working with Sutter County children aged 0-5.

  • Social Emotional and Developmental Education and observations for parents of children aged 0-5.

How can I request services? 

If you are a parent or guardian of a child aged 0-5:

And the child is experiencing or has been identified in pre-school, kindergarten, health, or childcare settings as having challenging behaviors, please complete our online self referral form.

If you are a professional referring a family:

  1. Discuss the details and benefits of being referred to the CDBS program with the family and obtain consent.

  2. Complete the online referral form.

  3. Let the family know the CDBS will contact them.

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