This program promotes the mental health and well-being of children.
We help create strong bonds between the family, school and the community. We provide assistance and support to youth and young adults age 5 to 25.
- Psychosocial assessments
- Community support
- Crisis intervention
- Family support
- Treatment team meetings
- School interventions and supports
- Group support meetings
Who needs this service?
Children and adolescents may benefit from this service if:
- They are acting out in school or at home.
- They have multiple detentions and/or suspensions.
- They are aggressive and try to hurt themselves or others.
- They have experienced a traumatic event that is affecting their behavior.
How does this program work?
- A Community Support Specialist (CSS) works with community agencies, schools and others to meet the therapeutic needs of a child who is struggling with stress, anger and other behavioral issues.
- The CSS will, along with the family and child, develop treatment goals; help the family access resources and learn skills needed to meet the child’s needs.
- A CSS will spend a great amount of time in the home, school and community with the goal of helping the child grow into a happy, healthy, and successful adult.
How can I refer a child or adolescent to this program?
Teachers, principals, school counselors, or other school personnel can call us at 816-825-6099 to refer a student. A CSS will then make contact with the student and his family to see if they are willing to enter the program.
Parents can also call us at 816-825-6099 for more information and to make an appointment.