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, young adults, family, friends and providers!
Bridges to the Future is a 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. Through a collaborative community process, this initiative will help to 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 intensive care coordination model built on the foundation of wraparound principles adapted for transition-aged youth so youth can be connected to a wide range of services based on their strengths and needs. 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.
Behavioral Health Content Specialist
Project Director, System of Care
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