Child & Adolescent ServicesNearly 20% of Children and Adolescents suffer from a serious mental illness that impairs success in school, home, and in interpersonal relationships. Unfortunately, generally only 1 in 5 Children or Adolescents who have a mental health diagnosis receive any treatment while the onset of nearly 50% of all serious adult mental health disorders occur prior to 14 years of age. In order to address this growing concern, Four County offers a variety of services for children, adolescents, and their families in many different community environments. Although there are clinic services (i.e., outpatient counseling, groups, etc) offered for children & adolescents a large portion of services for this population are offered in the community referred to as Community-Based Services.
For many parents dealing with unmanageable or difficult behaviors in the home, Four County provides Home-Based Services. These services provide and build additional skills in the home that are not always offered in a clinic environment. Four County also provide an array of services in the school environment. School-based services incorporate home-based activities and are tailored to include the family, but more importantly, driven by highlighting the natural "strengths" of families. This strength-based care (Wraparound Services) is an effective supplemental service for families, which focuses on positive skills training and prevention.
Home-Based, Wraparound, School-Based and Prevention Services are offered in Cass, Miami, Pulaski, and Fulton Counties. Services are generally provided by bachelor-level Case Managers who have specialized training in evidence-based practices.