Child and Adolescent Services

(630) 682-7400


The goal of the Child and Adolescent Programs is to strengthen the functioning of families by assisting a child or adolescent with severe emotional problems.  Programming is intended to be intensive, short term, and inclusive of family members and appropriate community providers.  Comprehensive mental health assessments are completed for each client; treatment plans are developed with youth and family based on the needs identified in the mental health assessment. Staff provide services at the Public Health Centers, in homes, schools, and in the community.


  • Provides services for children and adolescents who may be in crisis and in need of inpatient hospitalization or intensive community based services
  • Program eligibility determined by CARES 1-800-345-9049.
  • 90 day program: Community based services to aid in stabilization and linkage to appropriate outpatient services post crisis
  • For more information view our SASS Brochure


  • Intake Criteria
  • Youth has been involved in hospital based psychiatric treatment in the past 6 months
  • Primary needs are behavioral health related
  • Insurance accepted: Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care. Currently, we do accept a variety of Commercial Insurance plans; however, as of January 1, 2018, we will no longer accept any Commercial Insurance plans.

Services available through Child and Adolescent Services are determined based on each individual Mental Health Assessment and Treatment Plan, and can include:  

  • Family, group and/or individual therapy
  • Consultation to schools and other youth serving organizations
  • Service coordination with other agencies/facilities serving youth
  • Services for the mentally ill/substance abusing individual
  • Psychiatric evaluation and medication management by a child psychiatrist or Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Linkage to community resources
  • Crisis intervention
  • Parent education and support
  • Assistance with ICG application