City Of Santa Clara
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There are around 119,000 people that reside in Santa Clara.1 The first Europeans to be recorded in the area arrived around 1769. When Jose Francisco Ortega arrived, he discovered that the area was inhabited with Native Americans, which the Spanish called coast people, or Costanos in Spanish. There was a lot of growth during the time Ortega arrived and other Spanish settlers began arriving. In 1846, the American flag was raised in Monterey, which indicated that California had been transferred to the United States. Five years later, in 1861, the Santa Clara College was established. The area's first economy was in agriculture, growing both fruits and vegetables. The population continued to grow into the 20th century, but stayed pretty stagnant for quite a few years. In 1960, the economy was changed from agriculture to the semiconductor industry, which also brought more growth.
Marriage and Couples Mental Health in Santa Clara
Many California families experience stress and dismay as a result of problems associated with a child who has behavioral or mental health issues. As many as 20 percent of California's youth experience a mental health disorder at some point in a given 12-month period. Many of these children do not receive the mental health care services they need, and as a result, delinquency and incarceration contribute to an overall unhealthy functioning within the family.2
Families who include children with learning disabilities or mental disorders can turn to Children's Health Council to find a variety of services to help their child overcome the symptoms of their disorder. The council uses a personalized approach to help children develop the skills they need to build a happy, healthy and resilient life focus. The council offers screening and testing services for children, as well as parenting resources for those who seek to educate themselves about how to best assist their children. Kindergarten readiness groups are available as well. Call the Children's Health Council at 650-326-5530 for additional information.3
Family Services and Assistance Programs
The Social Services Agency of Santa Clara County offers many programs to help area families with a variety of issues, from foster care and adoption to medical care and assistance with elderly family members. The agency operates hotlines for suspected cases of child and elder abuse. In-home services are provided to qualified individuals, including those who are aged, blind or disabled. Adults can gain access to resources for food and shelter, and the agency can help residents find quality medical care for children, pregnant women, and the elderly. Further information about the Social Service Agency and it's programs can be obtained by calling 408-755-7100.4
1. United States Census Bureau. (2014). State and County Quickfacts - Santa Clara, California
. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0669084.html
2. California Department of Health Care Services. (2008). Expanding Juvenile Mental Health Courts in the Children�s System of Care
. Retrieved from http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/MH/Documents/ExpandingJuvenileMentalHealthCourts.pdf
3. Children's Health Council. (2012). Home - Children's Health Council
. Retrieved from http://www.chconline.org/
4. Social Services Agency of Santa Clara County. (2014). Home - Social Services Agency
. Retrieved from http://www.sccgov.org/sites/ssa/Pages/County-of-Santa-Clara-Social-Services-Agency.aspx
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