The Children and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS) program is designed to support children/ youth and their families to identify their strengths and needs as they work to address the symptoms of their mental health diagnosis or behavioral health needs. By identifying the child/youth’s needs early and working with children, youth and families directly in their home and community, these services help to prevent the need for emergency room visits, hospital stays, or out-of-home placements. Children/youth who are covered by Medicaid or a Medicaid Managed Care Plan and have a mental health diagnosis or are at risk of developing a mental health diagnosis are eligible for one or all of the services offered by the program.
CFTSS program consists of trauma-informed and strength-based services delivered in the home and community. A child/youth may access one or more of these services.
- Other Licensed Professionals (OLP)
- Mental health evaluations
- Treatment planning
- Trauma-informed individual and family therapy
- All provided by a licensed clinician
- Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment (CPST)
- Counseling supports
- Development of plans to avoid future crises
- Education for child/youth and family
- Routine planning and developing supports for caregivers
- Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR- child and youth skill building)
- Child/youth skill building
- Social and interpersonal skills
- Building positive family relationships
- Establishing support networks
Youth Peer Support Services:
A Youth Peer Advocate works with youth to address social, emotional and/or behavioral challenges (individually and in groups) to guide, assist and empower young people to advocate for themselves in collaboration with other providers in the community.
Family Peer Support Services:
A Family Peer Advocate works with families to discern their strengths, needs, and priorities and provides 1:1 assistance to help families connect to and participate in services and works to empower parents by increasing their knowledge and skills.