Children's Mental Health

Mental illness does not only affect adults. Many children, teens and young adults are in need of help, too. In the U.S., more than four million children are living with serious mental illness.

Children’s Mental health services are aimed at supporting and improving children's emotional well-being and development, their relationships with family and friends, and their ability to get along with others and function effectively at home, in school, and in the community.

Grant County Social Services Children's Mental Health service area coordinates an extensive network of assessment, treatment, and supportive services for children and teens with mental health needs. These services include diagnostic assessments, individual and family therapy, in-home counseling and skills training, day treatment, and case management.

  1. Case Management Services
  2. Symptoms
  3. CMH Crisis Response Team
Case Management Services

Case management services are activities designed to help the child with severe emotional disturbance and the child's family obtain needed mental health services, recreational services and related services in the areas of volunteer services, advocacy, transportation and legal services.

Case management services include assisting and obtaining a comprehensive diagnostic assessment, if needed, developing a functional assessment, developing an individual family community support plan and assisting the child and the child's family in obtaining needed services by coordination with other agencies and assuring continuity of care. Case managers must assess the delivery and effectiveness of services over time.