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Child and Adolescent Services
Services are provided to youth 18 years and younger who exhibit symptoms of a serious mental illness.
The Children's Services Clinical Department hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. and the Medical Department hours are Monday 8:30 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., Tuesday - Thursday 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Friday 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Complete psychiatric evaluation and treatment is available for children and family members dealing with issues including depression, behavioral disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, ADHD, bipolar disorder, developmental disabilities, family and domestic violence, sexual abuse and other school and family issues. Our goal is to diagnose and to provide treatment to youth with mental illness, while helping to coordinate services throughout the community.
For clients whose issues may be at least in part biological and may respond to medications. Services include complete psychiatric evaluation, treatment recommendations and frequent follow-ups for effects of medications including monitoring for side effects. This is coupled with educating the family regarding the diagnosis, medications, target symptoms, and side effects.
Community-Based Treatment (CBT)
CBT service is provided in the client's home with emphasis on family engagement, behavior management, crisis intervention and linkage to services improving communication between service providers.
Home-Based Therapy (HBT)
Intensive home-based treatment services are designed for clients who are at imminent risk of removal from their home or of harming themselves or others. The goal of the service is to work with youth at risk and family in their home to establish a more productive means of dealing with family stresses and interactions, and to help the family function in a more supportive fashion.
Office-Based Treatment (OBT)
State licensed clinicians provide individual, family and group therapy for youth and their families. Eligible clients exhibit serious mental illness, substance abuse or unstable family situations. OBT is done in an office setting to help children and families to identify issues and restore functioning to higher levels.
Services are provided to assist older youth in entering the workforce. These services include career exploration, job training, job mentoring, job readiness training and individualized job development.
Summer Youth Program
This is a summer program for school-aged youth who have severe emotional and behavioral problems. The summer break from school can be a difficult time for many of our high-risk children and adolescents because of the lack of structure. Therapeutic recreational activities have been developed to provide summer programming that will assist with building their self confidence, self esteem, social skills, team building skills, and anger management skills. Participants will have the opportunity to learn appropriate methods to release negative energy and frustrations and have fun at the same time. The summer program will run Monday through Friday from 10am to 2p; there will be a limit of twenty participants for each of the three scheduled four week sessions.
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