Agency staff will typically include the following:
Case Manager/Care Coordinator – this agency staff member will organize meetings between clients and agency staff, and ensures that the mental health treatment plan is working for all involved. In addition, a Case Manager can also assess strengths, goals, and needs that will help guide the planning and evaluation process of the entire team to ensure that the youth’s mental health needs are met.
Behavioral Support Specialist – works with children and youth to address behavioral challenges and helps with the implementation, evaluation, and progress of a youth’s behavioral support plan.
Parent Partner (as needed) – works with parents or caregivers by supporting any needs they may have, provides linkages to community resources if needed, and is there to empower parent/caregivers during this process.
Therapist – provides individual or family therapy services to address emotional needs.
Psychiatrist (as needed) – is a medical professional who specializes in mental health, including substance use disorders. If this additional medical resource is approved psychiatric services can include a formal diagnosis of mental health issues, psychological testing, and the psychiatrist will also work with the youth and family/caregiver to develop and implement a treatment plan.