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Child & Family Support Services

Child & Family Support Services are supportive, directive, and teaching interventions provided in a community-based environment designed to improve a child's level of functioning as it relates to mental illness. The primary goal is to assist the individual and his or her family to learn age-appropriate skills to manage his or her behavior, and regain or retain self control.

When a child is referred to the program, individual family members may also receive services if treatment intervention is indicated.

The program goal is to enhance the family's ability to support the child in making behavioral changes, which will in turn promote an improved mental health.

What types of services are provided?

Child & Family Support Services are skill-building interventions. These services are not the same as therapy services. Areas addressed may include:
● Social skills development
● Anger management
● Relationship problems
● Behavior management
● Depression or other mental health issues
● Communication skills
● Problem solving skills

Who evaluates the individual?

Each individual is seen by a licensed therapist who completes a thorough assessment, makes diagnostic and treatment recommendations, orders Child & Family Support Services as indicated, and provides referrals to community resources.

How do I make a referral for Child & Family Support Services?

Referrals can be made by a counselor, school, physician, a hospital, or by a parent who is concerned about his/her child's mental health and well-being. To make a referral, call Bethany and request Child & Family Support Services.

What are the ages served?

Children ages 5 to 17 years old are eligible to receive Child & Family Support Services. Ages 18+ may be eligible for Adult Support Services.

Who is eligible?

There is no cost for Title XIX / Medicaid members. In addition to private insurance, Bethany accepts Amerigroup and United Healthcare Community Plan.

Contact Information

Nora Wenzel
(563) 327-0175

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