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?
- 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.
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.