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|Community Based Services for Children and Youth|
Community Based Services for Children and
(CBS) are services designed to meet the individualized needs of children and
youth who experience special mental health challenges. The degree of
mental health challenges experienced by children, are significant enough to
disrupt their ability to function, socially, academically and/or
Four County Mental Health’s Center’s development of a system of care provides opportunities and programming that are available for children in their homes and in the community. We practice a strengths based model of care and believe that it is through the child and families strengths that they are able to work through challenges.
Staff within the department are specially trained to work with children with mental health needs. We have early intervention and prevention programming as well as the core services within CBS to serve children and their families.
Parents, families, educators, physicians, mental health professionals, as well as community agencies are encouraged to contact Four County Mental Health Center to discuss the appropriateness of services for a particular child.
Children/Youth Attendant Care
|The Community Based Services Attendant Care Program is designed to provide individualized services to Severely Emotionally Disturbed (SED) children and adolescents while promoting their growth and development. Attendant Care services can be provided in a child’s home and community. Attendant Care services primary goal is to provide direct support, supervision and mentoring to youth while facilitating their progress toward established treatment goals. Individualized Services; In the home or community; Direct support and supervision.|
Case Management - Individualized Services for Children and Youth
Children’s Case Management program is designed to provide individualized mental
health services to children and adolescents who are designated severely
emotionally disturbed (SED) and experience significant disruptions socially,
academically and emotionally. Case management builds upon the
strengths of children their families and the family’s community in order to
provide an array of support and services.
The School-Based Case Management program is a cooperative effort between Four County Mental Health Center and Tri-County Special Education Cooperative, designed to serve high school students with severe emotional disabilities or special education disabilities. The goal is to provide community based services on an individual basis to students, facilitating their growth and development in the academic setting, home, and community. The School-Based Case Manager serves as a link between the public school, Tri-County, Four County Mental Health Center and community agencies. Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)/Severely Emotionally Disturbed (SED) Waiver for Children and Adolescents.
The HCBS/SED Waiver is designed for children in the state of Kansas at risk for being removed from their homes or hospitalized due to severe emotional and behavioral difficulties. The SED Waiver is based on the financial and clinical eligibility of the child while providing a state medical card and the ability access to extensive mental health services to assist children to remain in their home communities. These services include Wraparound Facilitation, Parent Support, Case Management, Individual and Family Therapy, Attendant Care, Psychiatric Care, Respite Care, Independent Living Skills, and Psychosocial Groups.
Raising a child
with special mental health needs is a challenge and an opportunity. The
Parent Support program is
focused on the provision of support to parents
who have children with mental health challenges.
Come and be part of our
The Quest Program is an exciting Four County Mental Health
youth program serving youth since 1992. Quest was designed to provide
programming for special needs children, with a designation of Severely
Emotionally Disturbed (SED) from ages 5-13. There are three major components to
this program, Summer Quest, After School Quest and Explorer. All of these
programs are therapeutic in nature with the main goals, to assist in daily
problem solving, provide leisure time training, promote competence and good
health and assist youth in developing appropriate social skills and personal
relationships. Our main objective is to reintegrate youth back into community
activities, no longer needing the support of our program.
Parent Education Program
is designed to provide parent education
classes and seminars on an ongoing rotating basis, in Chautauqua, Elk,
Wilson Counties with approximately 73 titles from which to choose.
Our mission is to provide skills for parents, grandparents, foster parents, teachers, and child care providers to recognize normal developmental patterns, prevent misbehavior; use different forms of discipline, and take safety precautions and to manage stress and anger.
It is our hope that through offering parenting classes, it will help strengthen the mental and physical wellness of both the participants and the children they affect.
Flyers are available to describe these and other classes available free to the public. Classes are held at different times during the month including day and evening classes. Class schedules are available at any of the Four County Mental Health Center lobbies, by mail or e-mail, or by clicking below on the class schedules. Classes are open to anyone in the community free of charge with the exception of the court-ordered divorce classes - Parenting Through Divorce is $60.
Providing A Successful Environment For Kids Since 1996
SEK Academy is a mental health “day treatment” program. It is designed to provide
services to school aged children whose emotional and behavioral problems have
put them at risk for being removed from their homes. The Academy, located in
Independence, Kansas, accepts referrals for children from Elk, Chautauqua,
Labette, Montgomery, and Wilson counties. Children accepted into the program
learn to problem solve, improve their social skills, manage unstructured time,
and build positive relationships, all in a Monday through Friday time frame very
similar to a traditional school day. Each child is assisted in reaching
treatment goals by attendant care workers, case managers, and therapists, and
parents actively participate in each stage of treatment. A partnering agency,
Tri-County Special Education, provides on-site academic assistance so no child
falls behind in school while addressing mental health issues.
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|Our Mission - Four County Mental Health Center is dedicated to providing accessible, innovative services in partnership with individuals, families and our communities."|
|Our Vision - We envision healthier communities as we help individuals and families improve their lives. Collaborating with community partners, we sustain a robust range of services that are accessible because we help people where they live and work. We continue to be innovative as we identify new and special needs, develop programs, train our staff, and deliver services. We will expand our use of state-of-the-art technology to extend our capacity and enhance the quality of service. We will continue to develop well-trained, dedicated staff within a supportive, challenging, and personally rewarding work environment.|
Facilities and Hours of
Independence Main - 3751 W. Main, PO Box 688, Independence, KS 67301 (620) 331-1748
Coffeyville - 1601 W. 4th, Coffeyville, KS 67337 (620) 251-8180
Cowley - Strother Field 22214 "D" Street, Winfield, KS 67156 (620) 221-9664 or (620) 442-4540