CADA Names Joselyn Sanchez Adolescent Treatment Program Manager at the Daniel Bryant Youth and Family Center
The Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA) is pleased to announce that Joselyn Sanchez has been promoted to the position of Adolescent Treatment Manager at its Daniel Bryant Youth and Family Center locations in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria. In that role, she oversees a wide range of services for clients ages 12-18 years, including supervising the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Counselors, Client Assessment, and Client Treatment Plans and Medical Necessities. Additionally, she continues to provide direct client counseling. In response to COVID-19, CADA pivoted its service delivery to a remote platform in March 2020 and continues to provide the majority of its programs to both existing and new clients at pre-pandemic service levels.
“Our Daniel Bryant Youth and Family Center is at the heart of our youth education, prevention and treatment services, which are foundational to our mission of building a healthy, vibrant community,” said Dr. Scott Whiteley, CADA’s Executive Director. “The isolation and uncertainty resulting from COVID-19 is particularly difficult for young people struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring conditions. Now more than ever, it is critical that we staff Daniel Bryant with clinicians who possess the skills to innovate and successfully reach this vulnerable client group. Since joining CADA, Joselyn has continually demonstrated her ability to do just that, and we are very fortunate to welcome her to this key role.”
Ms. Sanchez, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), joined CADA in 2015 as a School-Based Counselor at Franklin Elementary School, and subsequently served the last four years as a Therapist in Carpinteria Middle School’s START Program. A resident of Ventura, she is an alum of Carpinteria Middle and High schools, and holds a BS in Psychology from California Lutheran University, and an MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Santa Barbara.
“I really enjoy the challenge of creating a successful, individualized treatment program for each client,” said Ms. Sanchez. “When you invest in the process and all the pieces come together, you have a detailed plan to follow. And right now, our Daniel Bryant clients are really missing normal social teenage interactions and need a plan. They are ‘zoomed out’ and we are working hard to continually switch it up and bring new interventions to the table so that they stay engaged, make healthy choices, and keep their lives moving forward in a positive way.”
About the Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse (CADA)
For over 70 years, CADA has delivered a broad range of effective programs and services focused on educating, preventing, and treating substance abuse and co-occurring conditions affecting youth, adults, and families in Santa Barbara County. CADA works in close partnership with local schools, law enforcement, health care organizations, businesses, other nonprofits, and the media. CADA services are available to anyone impacted by alcohol, drugs, or mental health concerns, without regard to gender, gender preference, age, race, ethnicity, or national origin. For more information, visit www.cadasb.org.