Mental Health Services

Children, Youth and Family Services

Our Children, Youth and Family Services Department provides unique counseling to individuals who are in need of individual and family therapy. Our staff are trained in delivering care using a system of care approach. Using this approach, the family identifies individuals they want on their "team" to help them reach their identified goals. In addition to family members and friends, the team may also include court service officers, child protection workers, school personnel or department of corrections agents. Services focus on the strengths of the child and family and can be provided in a setting of client choice: agency, home, school, or public venue. In addition to providing therapy, our clinicians serve as case managers, serving as an advocate for them in the community.

Behaviors suggesting a need for intervention include:

  • Oppositional behavior such as refusal to follow parental direction
  • Isolation or withdrawal from peers and previously enjoyed activities
  • Talking about suicide
  • Legal involvement
  • Increased and intensive explosions in anger
  • Drop in school performance
  • Family conflicts
  • Truancy