• 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.



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


  • 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 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.


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

The hearts at our clinic are heavy laden.  We grieve with the broken-hearted and recognize weariness from the pain around us.  We stand in corporate grief with the family of George Floyd, and all those who suffer due to the pain of historical trauma.  We stand in regret for our nation’s past and current division as we continue to battle racial bias.  We also acknowledge the psychological challenges faced by our first responders.  We offer an open and welcoming door for all those who are hurting and needing support.  The virus has taken a lot from us and now we are facing another significant challenge.  So, as we continue our work at LDR, our passion grows and our focus sets on caring for all people who seek our services. 
During this time of COVID, Life Development Resources is open to both existing and new clients via telehealth. Call us at 952-898-1133. As part of our commitment to the health and well-being to our staff, clients, and the larger community, our clinic continues to monitor local, state and federal agencies and are observing their recommendations. 
Please reach out to us if you could use support, healing, and hope. 
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