As nimble for kids as its namesake
Remember how tough it was being 11? How about 16 and wanting to make your own decisions? How about 21 with a couple of big mistakes on your mind?
Sometimes youth and their families need a mediator with new ideas and behavioral modification skills. Community Action Teams provide intensive treatment in the home or community for families with teens and young adults.
Ten CAT pilots funded by the Florida Legislature began operating October 2013. The Gracepoint Community Action Team offers clinical behavioral health services to families living with youth aged 11 to 21. Eligible youth risk institutional placement because of mental health issues, substance abuse or co-occurring disorders. CAT helps youth for whom traditional services have not been adequate. The team provides intensive treatment in homes, schools, workplaces or in the community. The site isn’t important, the solution is.
CAT team clinicians work with young people and their families to build an individualized plan that plays to the strengths of each youth and meets the needs of each family.
Services may include:
- Psychiatric evaluation and medication management
- Therapy (individual, group and family)
- Case management
- Crisis intervention and 24/7 on-call support
- In-school advocacy, coordination and tutoring
- Legal system advocacy and coordination
- Parenting support, skills and behavior modification for the entire family
- Family support network development
- Employment and vocational services
- Life skills development
- Respite services
Read the results.
Contact the CAT Team.