Child and Youth Mental Health Services
Comprehensive School and Community Treatment (CSCT) collaborates with public school districts to provide a school and community-based mental health program offering behavioral intervention, group, individual and family therapy to children with a qualifying mental health diagnosis. CSCT clients receive an intensive level of care which includes a comprehensive treatment plan designed to meet their mental health needs and support improved functioning within the school, family and community.
An intensive in-home, family-focused program for children and adolescents who experience serious social, emotional and behavioral challenges. The overall goal of this program is to help parents and children learn skills to effectively manage and reduce challenging behaviors so that the child can function more effectively in the home, school and community. A Family Support Specialist consults with parents, children, and other professionals to create a customized treatment plan to fit the needs of the family, helping them learn important skills and concepts at their own pace and in their own home.
Licensed professional counselors/social workers provide psychotherapy for children, adolescents and their families. Counseling is provided within a family systems context with specialized treatment for seriously emotionally disturbed children and adolescents. Outpatient psychotherapy may include individual and/or group therapy operating within the continuum of care offered by Western Montana Mental Health Center and following best practice models for short term, solution focused psychotherapy based upon clear and identifiable clinical needs.
Managing emotional and behavioral challenges is a team effort and appropriate use of medication may be an important component. Our psychiatric staff, who are made up of both (Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN’s) and psychiatrists, are able to assess, prescribe, and monitor clients who may need medication, and they provide education to both the client and their family members. These staff members also collaborate with the treatment team to provide ongoing assessment and monitoring of moods and behaviors related to medication needs.
In Missoula, we also provide a unique school-based Flagship Program. Learn more here.