Access to Care
Children with Intensive NeedsAccessing Services—Children with Intensive Needs The Collaboration Council partners with agencies that deliver youth and family- driven culturally competent services and supports for youth with behavioral health challenges to promote success in school, strengthen bonds in the family, and develop ways of coping and overcoming emotional and behavioral problems.
Local Care Team: The LCT is the next stop in the system of care for many families. As an interagency team of public child-serving agencies along with consistent family-voice representation, the members problem solve how to best use local resources to keep the family intact and increase both adult and child/youth family members’ functioning. The LCT is the pathway to wraparound services in the community. It also reviews cases of children and youth that meet eligibility to be placed in high cost residential programs in-state or out-of-state.
Bridges to the FutureHello youth, family, and providers. Bridges to the Future is the new Montgomery County initiative to expand, enhance, and sustain its longstanding System of Care for children and youth with mental health challenges and their families. It is designed to meet the complex needs of youth and young adults transitioning into adulthood, ages 16-21. This initiative will develop a system of comprehensive, integrated services and supports to “bridge” the gap between children’s mental health to adult mental health and related systems including education, training, vocational rehabilitation, employment, and housing. Another critical component of Bridges to the Future is the Local Care Team for Transition Age Youth (LCT-TAY) which will serve as a gateway for transition-aged youth to be connected to a wide range of services including high fidelity wraparound. Bridges will engage youth, young adults and their families in a culturally competent, trauma-informed manner to promote successful transitions into adulthood and into the community.
Manager, Children With Intensive Needs
Systems of Care Interim Project Director