These mental health services, available with NYS Children’s Medicaid, give children, youth (under age 21) and their families the power to improve their health, well-being and quality of life. These services strengthen families and help them make informed decisions about their care. Services are provided at home or in the community.
- How do these services help? These services meet the individual needs of children/youth and their families/caregivers. They can help:
- Identify mental health and/or substance use needs early.
- Provide support in the home and community.
- Prevent the need for emergency room visits,hospital stays, or out of home placements.
Services offered by MHA of Rockland include:
Therapy Services (Other Licensed Practitioner or OLP):
- Get an assessment for mental health and/or substance use needs.
- Identify strengths and abilities through individual and group therapies.
- Get individual, group, or family therapy where you are most comfortable.
Rehabilitation Services (Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Community Psychiatric Supports and Treatment or CPST):
- Learn to incorporate therapy goals into everyday life and receive extra support managing medication.
- Build relationships and communicate better with family, friends and others.
- Learn self-care, and use coping skills to manage emotions
Family Peer Support Services*: Get support if you are raising youth with mental health and/or substance use challenges. Provided by a Credentialed Family Peer Advocate/Certified Recovery Peer Advocate who has similar experiences.
- Locate information and resources available that meet your child/youth and family’s needs.
- Making informed decisions.
- Build and strengthen natural supports and resources.
Youth Peer Support and Training*: Get support if you are a child/youth with mental health and/or substance use challenges. Provided by a Credentialed Youth Peer Advocate or Certified Recovery Peer Advocate with a Youth focus who has similar experiences.
- Develop skills to manage health challenges and be independent.
- Feel empowered to make decisions.
- Make connections to natural supports and resources.
- Get help to prepare for the transition to the adult health system.
Fee: Medicaid required.
*We provide Family Peer Support and Youth Peer Support to people, whether or not they have Medicaid. No out-of-pocket cost. Other services require Medicaid.
For more information about CFTSS, contact:
Director of Children & Family Services