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Our Community Support Services Program has two components: Community Psychiatric Support Treatment (CPST) and Intensive Home Based Treatment (IHBT), both provide mental health and case management services to families with children 2 -18 years of age (age 21 if considered to have a disability) who are having difficulty in school or at home, have poor coping skills and have mental, emotional and /or behavioral disturbances.

Community Psychiatric Support Treatment (CPST) provides education and consultation through the coordination and linkage of community support services with the goal of empowering families to become independent and able to advocate for themselves.

 The children we work with in Intensive Home Based Treatment (IHBT) are considered at high risk of being removed from the home or have already been removed from the home. High risk families receive more frequent and intensive services than other families. Intensive Home Based Treatment (IHBT) is provided by a skilled masters level therapist who wll provide an average of 3 - 5 hours of therapy in the home and/or community per week.  The aim of Intensive Home Based Treatment (IHBT) is to provide short term intensive services that will stablize families in chronic crisis situations.  The goal of the program is to help the child and family learn to manage their behavior so the child will be able to live at home and succeed in school.

The children we serve typically have an inability to be maintained at home and/or in school; a need for coordinated services and/or advocacy; a diagnosed mental disorder; history of academic underachievement; dysfunctional relationships with friends and family; history of problems with authority; and, display behaviors parents/caretakers have a difficult time managing.

Program Director:  Amber Lentz, LISW-S

Click here for the CPST brochure
Click here for the Intensive Home Based brochure
For Immediate Help

Call:  (614) 824-KIDS (5437), ask for Intake       

or Email: intake@svfc.org