Free mental health support with BrightLife Kids

Virtual behavioral health coaching & digital resources for all California kids 0-12 starting January 1st, 2024.

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Empowering California parents & families with tools to address the youth mental health crisis

Personalized care from youth mental health experts — plus support for parents, too

  • Private 1:1 sessions with a dedicated coach

  • On-demand digital resources and content

  • Peer communities for parents

  • Care navigation to community resources

  • Available in Spanish and 18 other languages

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Paving a brighter future for California’s students

BrightLife Kids aims to:

  • Correct educational and social setbacks due to COVID-19

  • Reduce absenteeism and support student success

  • Improve teacher retention, morale, and satisfaction

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The parenting coaching experience is AMAZING! My parenting improved so much and I understood my daughter's needs and behaviors in a different way.

BrightLife Kids Parent

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FAQs

BrightLife Kids is for any family living in California with kids 0-12 years old. Parents and caregivers can turn to BrightLife Kids for peer support and expert advice on how to handle behavioral challenges while teaching resilience, problem-solving, and communication. Kids benefit from resources and coaching that teach them how to manage worries, how to express big feelings like sadness, anger, or frustration in healthy ways, and how to navigate complicated or confusing social situations.

No referrals are required. BrightLife kids is accessible anytime at no cost for any family living in California with kids 0-12 years old.

No. You do not need to be a U.S. citizen but must be living in California.

We offer personalized support, content, and resources for parents/caregivers of kids 0–12 years old.

Our partner Kooth has created a no-cost program called Soluna that was built to support youth from 13–25 years old. Please visit SolunaApp.com to get more information.

School counselors are a great in-person resource, especially for high-needs kids who need academic, career, and personal support. They also help every other student, every day. But sometimes issues or questions come up after school, on weekends, and over holidays. Or there might be times when you need to talk to someone about behavior, but the school counselor isn’t available. Think of BrightLife Kids — with our on-demand resources and video coaching — as an extra layer of support at no cost. We help boost the support at school by helping with family, relationships, and your child’s overall emotional development. Parents/caregivers and kids can get advice or information 24/7 from our library of articles and videos. They can also send a secure message to their coach anytime or schedule a private video coaching session from home, school, or wherever they are.

BrightLife Kids is an added layer of behavioral health support for students and families. School counselors or primary care providers can direct kids and families to BrightLife Kids for help and guidance. However, parents/caregivers and kids do not need a formal referral from anyone to access the program.

Virtual care for kids and their parents/caregivers has been found to be just as effective as in-person care, especially for common concerns like managing worries, sadness, anger, sleep, or tantrums. When in-person care is needed for situations that need an immediate or intensive response, or if a coach’s assessment determines a different level of care is required, BrightLife Kids will guide members to the right care in the community.

BrightLife Kids is committed to providing our families with diverse and inclusive care. Our coaches are bilingual in English and Spanish. They come from diverse backgrounds (just like the families they work with) and are sensitive to different cultures, traditions, and ways of life. Coaches also have experience working with LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and gender-diverse populations. And BrightLife Kids has partnered with Violet to make sure our coaches have the right training.

Yes. We have coaches who are bilingual (English/Spanish) and we offer live translation services that cover 17 other languages* for parents/caregivers who need it. Some of our on-demand digital resources are also available in both English and Spanish.

*Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Korean, Armenian, Russian, Farsi, Japanese, Arabic, Cambodian, Hindi, Hmong, Thai, Laotian, Punjabi, Mien, and Ukrainian