Human Development Center
Children's Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS)
St. Louis County Main Office
1401 E 1st St, Duluth, MN, 55805-2493
Children's Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS) is a flexible range of mental health and rehabilitation services for children and youth with emotional disturbance and their families. The services are for children and youth who need higher levels of service than standard outpatient therapy.
CTSS services aim to help children:
* Recover an age-appropriate level of mental and emotional development that had been disrupted by a psychiatric illness
* Self-monitor, compensate for, cope with, counteract, or replace psychosocial skills deficits
* Develop psychological, emotional, and intellectual processing abilities and personal and social functioning skills
Specific services provided to a youth and their family are based on:
* Diagnostic and functional assessment
* Child's therapeutic and support needs
* Family needs
* Family culture
* Availability of clinic, home, and school based services
CTSS services can be basic community-based therapy services, such as in a home or school. They can also be more intensive site-based services, such as day treatment. For families with complex needs and multiple providers, services must be coordinated with other providers or agencies working together.
CTSS services may include (depending on need and availability):
* Therapy - Individual, family, and/or group psychotherapy
* Skills training - Individual, family, and group skills training
* Mental Health Behavioral Aide (MHBA) Services - One-to-one service that helps youth manage behavior problems and symptoms at home or school
* Crisis Planning is the development of a written plan to help the child's family to contend with a potential crisis
* Children's day treatment combines psychotherapy and skills training for three hours per day
Supportive services are provided for children under the age of 18 with mental health, emotional and/or behavioral issues.
Credentials/Qualifications of Enrolled Waiver Providers
- Mental Health Professional
Licenses and Certifications
- Mental Health Certification
- Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) Enrolled Provider
Mental Health Services
- Day treatment
To be eligible for CTSS, three conditions must be met. The youth must be:
* Enrolled in Medical Assistance (MA) or MinnesotaCare
* Diagnosed with a mental health disorder that meets the criteria for emotional disturbance (0 to 18) or mental illness (from age 18 to 21)
* Require rehabilitative mental health services to address their mental health needs, as documented in their diagnostic assessment
None as covered by Medical Assistance benefit
8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday
St. Louis County
|Crisis Line||(800) 634-8775|
|Toll Free||(888) 412-9764|
Other Services or resources
- Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS)
- Community Support Program - Harmony Club, Outreach Center
- Early Childhood Mental Health Services
- Employment Services
- Family Counseling
- Independent Living Skills (ILS) Training
- Information and Support
- Mental Health Case Management
- Mental Health Clinic
- Positive Support Services
- Specialist Services
- Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Taxonomy Terms Used: Clicking a taxonomy term from the list below launches a new search.
RP-1400.8000-050Adolescent/Youth Counseling Definition
Programs that specialize in the treatment of adolescents, usually age 12 or 13 through 17, who have adjustment problems, behavior problems, emotional disturbance, a personality disorder or incipient mental illness. The programs may help youth troubled by low self-esteem, social isolation, peer pressure, bullying, school performance issues, truancy, anger management issues, family problems, grief and loss, sexual promiscuity, sexually transmitted disease, alcohol or drug addiction, eating disorders, oppositional and defiant behaviors, depression and anxiety, suicidal thoughts or other difficult issues.
RP-1400.8000-155Child Guidance Definition
Programs that specialize in the treatment of children from infancy to age 12 who have adjustment problems, behavior problems, emotional disturbances, a personality disorder or incipient mental illness.
RR-1800Early Intervention for Mental Illness Definition
Programs that identify and provide treatment for individuals whose personal condition and social experiences could potentially produce mental, emotional or social dysfunctions with the objective of preventing their development; or which conduct general screening efforts to identify and treat children who have emerging problems to ensure the best possible prognosis.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YF-5000.1700Disorders of Infancy/Childhood Definition
Mental disorders that are generally diagnosed in infancy, childhood or adolescence and require treatment prior to the individual reaching adulthood.
YF-5000.1700-100Children and Youth With Emotional Disturbance Definition
A disorder arising in childhood or adolescence which is marked by an inability to learn or other functional deficits that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory or health factors; an inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers, teachers and other adults; inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances; a general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression; and a tendency to develop physical fears associated with school problems or other issues that is severe enough to adversely affect the child's educational performance or ability to engage in age-appropriate activities. Characteristics may include hyperactivity, aggression or self-injurious behavior, withdrawal, immaturity, and learning difficulties.
YJ-8750.1500Children and Youth With Disabilities/Health Conditions Definition
Children and adolescents who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations, illnesses or injuries that affect their performance in school and their ability to engage in one or more major life activities.