The Care Coordination program serves youth and families identified by the Alternative Directions Program as in need of intensive case management services. This includes youth who are involved with the Department of Juvenile Services, youth that have a mental illness or substance abuse issue, and youth who need help accessing community resources. Care Coordination sometimes involves mentoring, offered to a limited number of youth evaluated through Alternative Directions. Mentoring is offered to the parent/guardian and youth as a short-term service provided for several months. If the parent/guardian and youth accept this service, a general permission slip needs to be signed along with a mentoring contract. The mentoring component of Care Coordination exists primarily to reconnect families. In addition to mentoring, the Care Coordinator offers support to families who need assistance in obtaining community resources such as links to mental health treatment, recreational activities, mentoring services, legal assistance, substance abuse treatment, parenting classes, family therapy, etc. Our program can help you make the connection to the services you need! Services are provided for one year with intensive services provided for the first three months. The Care Coordination Program also provides mentoring services as recommended by Alternative Directions.
youth ages six through 18 and most frequently target youth who are returning from out of home placement, are in danger of being placed out of the home due to behaviors, and youth who are experiencing difficulties in school, in their home and in their comm
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Child must be referred by the Alternative Directions Program.
Feb 13 2017 1:17PM