Community-Based Family Services, Family Preservation, and Flexible Integrated Treatment


These community-based outpatient mental health treatment programs provide culturally responsive services and supports to children and youth (ages 0-20) using a strength-based, family-driven team approach. Unique to these programs is the ability to vary the type, location, frequency, duration, and intensity of services in accordance with youth and family needs and choice. Behavioral and mental health services (including individual, family, and group therapy and a 24-hour crisis response) can be provided in the office, home, school, or a community-based setting. Program outcomes include decreasing psychiatric hospitalizations and contacts with law enforcement while strengthening family connections; improving mental and behavioral health functioning; increasing safety, wellness, and resiliency; resolving or preventing imminent risk of homelessness; and providing timely linkage and coordination with services that will positively impact the youth’s overall health and well-being.