The Children’s Mental Health Service Initiative is an innovative approach to develop and establish a comprehensive, integrated mental health system of care for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families. The Initiative provides services using Wraparound principles.
A child/youth may be eligible for services if s/he:
Siblings of these children/youth may be eligible.
Other children/youth may be eligible if s/he:
- A more restrictive placement, e.g., Juvenile Hall, group home
- Unable to make reasonable academic gains due to emotional or behavioral disturbances.
The Children, Youth and Family Network (CYFN) and a group of local mental health providers, in collaboration with other community based organizations, provide services to these children/youth and families within their community.