Child & Youth Services

We understand the unique emotional and behavioral challenges children face, and offer a range of inpatient and outpatient services that focus on the youngest members of our community. From assessment and counseling to foster care and adoption services, we give children and their families the tools they need to achieve and sustain wellness.

Explore our range of Child & Youth services below.

Child & Youth Services

Our team understands the unique challenges children and their families face when dealing with emotional or behavioral issues. As a partner in your child’s care, we can create an integrated plan that supports your child’s development at home, school and throughout the community.

Keep reading to learn about all the services we provide, including Autism Services.

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Services Include:

  • Outpatient care that focuses on meeting your child’s specific needs and identifying a long-term treatment plan through Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).

  • Foster care through our CSG Chariots program, which provides a safe, nurturing environment for children and their families in need of out-of-home therapeutic care.

  • Juvenile Firesetter Assessment Consultation Treatment Services (JFACTS), a program designed to address the needs of children and adolescents who use fire inappropriately.

  • Adoption and permanency services that help children face challenges, find families, and feel the joy of belonging to a home. As a SWAN affiliate, this program provides resources to nurture the child’s permanency journey before or after being adopted.

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Services Include:

  • Community-Based Services, which encourage care that extends beyond the home to include school- and community-based intervention. Programs include:

  • Targeted Case Management (TCM) services that help children with a serious, ongoing mental condition find appropriate support.

  • Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services designed to support at-risk children and encourage transition back to the community after an out-of-home placement.

  • Family-Based Mental Health Services for children and adolescents at risk of being hospitalized or referred to out-of-home services.

  • Specialized Transitional Support for Adolescents – A goal-oriented program for 16-24-year-olds that focuses on creating educational and social opportunities.

Autism Services

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects an estimated one out of every 68 children. This disorder impacts a child’s social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and overall behavior. Our team of specialists focuses on early intervention and a combination of school and home-based care that can reduce symptoms and promote growth and development.

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Services Include:

  • Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS), which focus on community-based services for children and their families.

  • Intensive Case Management Programs (ICMP), which help families access community services and support networks.

  • Outpatient Care, including individual, family and group therapy.

  • Adult Services that enhance skill development, promote independence, and address other conditions.

  • Foster and Respite Care for children and families in need of out-of-home therapy.

Knowing the Signs of Autism

Individuals with ASD exhibit a range of symptoms, which is why it’s important to seek diagnosis from a trained professional. According to the Centers for Disease Control, a child with ASD might:

  • Not respond to their name by 12 months of age
  • Not point at objects to show interest by 14 months
  • Not play "pretend" games by 18 months
  • Avoid eye contact and want to be alone
  • Have trouble understanding other people's feelings or talking about their own feelings
  • Have delayed speech and language skills
  • Repeat words or phrases over and over (echolalia)
  • Give unrelated answers to questions
  • Get upset by minor changes
  • Have obsessive interests
  • Flap their hands, rock their body, or spin in circles
  • Have unusual reactions to the way things sound, smell, taste, look, or feel