Children and Family Treatment and Support Services

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:

Kristine Lopez-Morell
Director of Children & Family Services
845.267.2172 x324