CHILDREN’S THERAPEUTIC SERVICES AND SUPPORTS (CTSS)

WHAT IS CTSS?

  • CTSS, or Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports, is a flexible package of mental health services provided to children and their families.
  • CTSS addresses the symptoms of emotional disturbance that impair and/or interfere with an individual’s ability to function at a typical developmental level.
  • The services are time limited and are delivered using a combination of services designed to reach the goals outlined by the individual therapist.
  • CTSS services are provided by mental health professionals and practitioners, 2-5 hours per week, in-home, school, or other community setting.

WHAT SERVICES ARE COVERED?

PSYCHOTHERAPY

  • Face to face treatment of client’s mental health issues
  • Quality, proven interventions to address the child’s concerns

CRISIS ASSISTANCE

  • Recognition of factors that come before the mental health crisis
  • Identification of behaviors related to the crisis
  • Education about available resources to resolve the crisis
  • Support to resolve crisis situation

SKILLS TRAINING

  • Skills training is designed to assist the client in reaching behavioral developmental milestones.
  • Skills are defined as activities or behaviors that must be practiced in order to be mastered and maintained.
  • Skills can be adapted to many different situations.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

To be eligible for CTSS, a client must work with their provider to determine the need for the in home skills work in their individual treatment plan.

An eligible client must be:

  • A child under age 18 diagnosed with an Emotional Disturbance (ED) or meet Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED) criteria
  • A young adult age 18 through 20 diagnosed with Mental Illness (MI) or meet Serious or Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) criteria

Medical Assistance and pre-paid Medical Assistance plans cover CTSS services.

CTSS referral form