Youth and Family Services


Anyone (such as a provider, teacher, or family member) can make a referral to the three services listed below (MCI, ICC, IHT).

  • MOBILE CRISIS INTERVENTION (MCI) * is a behavioral health emergency service for youth under the age of 21. MCI can be contacted when a youth is having a crisis and needs help right away. [more]
    • A trained team comes to a home, school, or other place in the community.
    • The team will provide a short-term, on-site response.
    • MCI is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
    • Youth can access up to 7 days of crisis intervention and stabilization services.

  • INTENSIVE CARE COORDINATION (ICC) * is a care planning service for youth under the age of 21 who have serious emotional and behavioral needs. [more]
    • ICC coordinates care when a youth is receiving or needs multiple services. Services may come from mental health providers, state agencies, and/or special education.
    • ICC teaches families and caregivers how to support the youth and coordinate the services and supports the youth needs.
    • ICC will help the entire family create social support systems.

  • IN-HOME THERAPY SERVICES (IHT) * works with the whole family to help youth under the age of 21 with social, emotional, or behavioral challenges. [more]
    • A team provides intensive family therapy for the whole family, not just the youth.
    • IHT sessions take place in the home or a community setting, such as school or childcare.
    • Services are available 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
    • This service does not include Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
* These services belong to the Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI).
To use the services listed below, the youth must already receive Outpatient Therapy, In-Home Therapy, and/or Intensive Care Coordination. A referral must come from one of those services.

  • FAMILY SUPPORT AND TRAINING (FS&T) * is provided by Family Partners, who are parents or caregivers with “lived experience” of caring for youth under the age of 21 with special needs. [more]
    • FS&T educates, supports, and coaches the parent/caregiver on how to be an effective advocate for their child.
    • Family Partners help parents/caregivers learn to work with the youth’s service systems.
    • Parents/caregivers will also learn about community supports.

  • IN-HOME BEHAVIORAL SERVICES (IHBS) * helps youth under the age of 21 who have challenging behaviors that interfere with everyday life. [more]
    • A team of providers create plans to address specific behavior challenges. These issues could happen at home, school, childcare, and other community settings.
    • The team works closely with the family and caregivers so that they learn how to use the behavior plan across different settings.
    • This service does not include Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

  • THERAPEUTIC MENTORING SERVICES (TM) * pairs a youth under the age of 21 with an adult mentor. The mentor works with the youth to build and improve their social, communication, and life skills. [more]
    • One-on-one support or coaching helps the youth with problem-solving, social skills, communication, or conflict resolution.
    • The mentor will practice new skills with youth in a safe setting. The practice helps them learn how to use skills in the “real world”.
* These services belong to the Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI).
In order to receive the service below, the youth must have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  • ABA - APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS helps caregivers improve or change the behaviors of their child under the age of 21 with Autism. [more]
    • The youth must have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
    • A Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst (LABA) provides ABA services. They work with a behavior technician/paraprofessional to develop a behavior plan.
    • The LABA and behavioral technician work closely with the youth and caregiver to help them use the plan in their daily life.

In order to receive the services below, the youth must have an evaluation by an MCI team and be found to meet medical necessity.

  • INPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES is the most intense level of psychiatric care for individuals who post significant danger to themselves or others. [more]
    • Services happen in a 24-hour, secure hospital setting.
    • Treatment includes group and individual therapy and educational activities.
    • Individuals have their medication reviewed and are watched for safety.
    • There are specialty units for adults, adolescents, and children.

  • INTENSIVE COMMUNITY-BASED ACUTE TREATMENT (ICBAT) is a voluntary, intensive service for youth having a behavioral health crisis. [more]
    • ICBAT is the same as CBAT, but more intense.
    • Youth are evaluated more often by staff.
    • ICBAT may be used as an alternative but not a step-down to inpatient services.

  • COMMUNITY-BASED ACUTE TREATMENT (CBAT) is a voluntary service for youth having a serious behavioral health crisis. [more]
    • Services include medication monitoring, nursing, psychiatric assessment, case management, therapy, and discharge planning.
    • CBAT services happen in a secure group setting.
    • Youth are supervised 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

In order to receive the services below, the youth must have a Substance Use Disorder diagnosis and a minimum age of 18.

  • YOUTH STABILIZATION SERVICES (YSS) is a medically-monitored substance use disorder service for adolescents and transitional age youth up to the age of 21. [more]
    • YSS is provided 24 hours per day.
    • YSS includes help with withdrawal and intensive substance use disorder treatment in the same setting.
    • Individuals also receive psychiatric consultations and nursing care.

  • RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION SERVICES (RRS) provides support and assistance to individuals with substance use disorders to get back into the community. [more]
    • RRS is a 24-hour structured, supportive program that happens in a home-like setting.
    • RRS provides ongoing case management, education, and counseling.
    • Programs are available for adults ages 18 and older, adolescents, transitional age youth and young adults, families, and pregnant and post-partum women.

  • STRUCTURED OUTPATIENT ADDICTION PROGRAM (SOAP), also known as Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), is a short-term, intensive day and/or evening substance use disorder treatment service. It is for individuals who do not need 24-hour care. [more]
    • Individuals get help with withdrawal management. Services include case management, education, and counseling.
    • Individuals can stay in the community, work, or school. They can continue being part of their family life while getting treatment.
    • SOAP is available for adolescents and adults.

  • Visit Substance Use Disorder for addtional substance use disorder services for young adults.



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