Treatment and Evaluation Resource Management

Treatment and Evaluation Resource Management (TERM) is a mental health program under the direction of the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors and is operated by Optum Public Sector San Diego through a contract with County of San Diego HHSA Behavioral Health Services serving CWS or Probation clients and youth involved in the juvenile justice system with a commitment to improving outcomes for these clients.

The purpose of the program is to provide independent oversight of mental health services for children in the dependency and delinquency systems; with the mission of providing flexible services that are designed to meet and build upon the unique needs, strengths and potential of each youth and family.

Parents and guardians receiving services through TERM are provided with:

  • Behavioral Health Assessments
  • Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, and/or Family Therapy
  • Psychological/Psychiatric Evaluations as deemed appropriate to address their individual needs, to facilitate a whole family approach to health and wellness.

Optum is responsible for developing, maintaining and contracting a network of TERM providers. Providers offer an array of services in each region and strengthen family and youth connections to neighborhood and local community resources.


The material provided on this page is for reference only.  If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 9-1-1. If you need support or are actively seeking services, please call the ACL at 1 (888) 724-7240 (TDD/TTY Dial 711) and an experienced counselor will provide you with a referral to meet your needs and help determine eligibility.

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