"There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million." ~Walt Streightiff
The Center serves more than 700 youth ages 18 mos. to 18 yrs old.
Community Based Psychiatric Rehabilitation & Support (CBPRS)Teaching skills and assisting with everyday needs such as grocery shopping, budgeting, symptom management, coping strategies, assistance in attending appointments, health and exercise, socialization skills, and recreational skills in either group or individual settings.
Consultation and Education Services
Education services offered by mental health professionals. The focus of consultation and education services is to acquaint the public with the variety of services provided by the Center. Schools, Youth Court, Family Services and other agencies are provided with professional expertise regarding problems they may experience. Workshops are also conducted to deal with specific needs of a community.
CSCT School-Based Programs
Comprehensive School and Community Treatment (CSCT) Programs are intended to promote student’s positive involvement in community, school, and home while affording the opportunity to receive specialized mental health services in the least restrictive treatment environment possible. Quality CSCT programs reduce risk factors while focusing on the enhancement of protective factors in the lives of youth, by partnering with local school districts.
The Center has two East Helena programs and 23 programs in the Great Falls Public School District ranging from pre-school, elementary, middle school and high school into secondary education at Paris with 18-21 year olds. Schools include: (*indicates multiple CSCT programs in that particular school)*CM Russell High School, *Great Falls High School, *Paris Gibson Alternative School, North Middle School, *East Middle School, and the following elementary schools: Chief Joseph, Morningside, Mountainview, *Lewis and Clark, Sunnyside, Roosevelt, Longfellow, Whittier, Sacajawea, Valleyview, and *West Elementary.
Early Childhood InterventionIn partnership with the Great Falls School District, the Early Learning Family (ELF) Center was added as a new pre-school program in 2010. The Early Childhood Coalition believes early intervention will prevent needing increased services in adulthood.
Family-Based (In-Home) Services
A program to provide intensive services to a family that is in danger of having a child removed from the home by the Department of Family Services or Youth Court. The goal is to stabilize the family situation and begin the procedure of correcting the problems in the home in order to keep the family together.
Individual and Group Therapy Services
Provided to those clients who do not require the intensity of therapeutic treatment provided by the above services. Therapy is provided to clients experiencing a wide variety of problems utilizing many treatment techniques, such as medication, various forms of psychotherapy, behavioral modification and biofeedback. Specialized children's services within a school setting are also provided.
Youth Case Management
A program to help families coordinate agency services for seriously emotionally disturbed children. A comprehensive community based service plan for short and long-term needs of children and adolescents with emotional disturbances is developed. Case managers assist the family in finding the necessary treatment in the least restrictive environment and provide coordination and communication between service agencies, family members and youth with emotional disturbances. Case managers are trained in both Wraparound and Brokerage Models. This program is offered throughout the 13 county area.
Therapeutic Aides assist families in resources, as well as one-on-one time with role modeling and taking them to therapeutic appointments.
Youth Summer Program
Each summer, the CSCT program hosts a summer program for clients who are enrolled in the Great Falls area school-based programs.
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."