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Human Development Center

Children's Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS)

St. Louis County Main Office

1401 E 1st St, Duluth, MN, 55805-2493

Distance: 996 Miles

(218) 728-4491

Website

https://mn.gov/dhs/partners-and-providers/policies-procedures/childrens-mental-health/ctss

Service Details

Description

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


Additional Information

Supportive services are provided for children under the age of 18 with mental health, emotional and/or behavioral issues.


Features

  • 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  

Eligibility

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


Application Instructions

By referral


Fees

None as covered by Medical Assistance benefit


Business Hours

8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday


Area Served

St. Louis County


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (218) 728-4491
Crisis Line (800) 634-8775
Toll Free (888) 412-9764

Last Update

11/22/2019

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