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.

Services Provided:

  • 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.

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