Children’s Mental Health Initiative
- To allow families access to needed services so that children do not enter the child welfare or probation system for the sole purpose of accessing services
- To make sure families do not get bounced from agency to agency trying to access services
- To ensure that children are receiving services in the appropriate system
- To build community collaborations through examining current practices and cross-educating community stakeholders on available resources
- To construct a multi-agency approach for all children within communities in order for best outcomes and service conditions
- DSM-IV-TR Diagnosis- Youth meets criteria for two (2) or more diagnoses
- CANS 4, 5, or 6 and DMHA/DCS Project Algorithm must be a 1
- Child or adolescent age six through the age of 17
- Youth who are experiencing significant emotional and/or functional impairments that impact their level of functioning at home or in the community (e.g., Seriously Emotionally Disturbed classification)
- Not Medicaid Eligible/Lack funding for service array
- Other children who have been approved by DCS to receive services under the Children’s Mental Health Initiative because they are a danger to themselves or others
**Note: The Children’s Mental Health Initiative is a voluntary service. The caregiver must be engaged in order to access services.
For more information please contact our admissions department at email@example.com or 219.322.8614 x398 or visit the Indiana Department of Child Services website.