Children and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS) are available to any youth, from zero to 21 years of age, who has Medicaid and meets medical necessity. Services are provided in the home or community, and referrals can come from any source, including family, schools, pediatricians, and clinicians.
- Other Licensed Practitioner (OLP): This service, delivered by a licensed behavioral health practitioner, provides an initial assessment, during which the youth's strengths and areas of need are explored, a diagnosis provided and a treatment plan developed. If it is determined that the youth meets medical necessity for OLP, the OLP can provide ongoing psychotherapy, crisis intervention and treatment planning. Whether or not the youth is deemed appropriate for OLP, the OLP can also recommend the youth the other CFTS services. To meet medical necessity, the youth must have, or be at risk of developing, a behavioral health diagnosis which is impacting their functioning.
- Community Psychiatric Supports and Treatment (CPST): This service can provide a combination of six different therapeutic and functional supports, intended to address challenges with a behavioral health need and achieve identified goals or objectives. Supports can include: Intensive Interventions, Crisis Avoidance, Intermediate Term Crisis Management, Rehabilitative Psychoeducation, Strengths Based Service Planning and Rehabilitative Supports.
- Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR): This service is designed to restore, rehabilitate and support the youth's developmentally appropriate functioning. PSR assists with implementing interventions on a treatment plan to compensate for, or eliminate, functional deficits and interpersonal and/or behavioral health barriers associated with a youth's behavioral health needs. Activities are "hands on" and task-oriented. Service components can include a focus on strengthening social and interpersonal skills, daily living skills and community integration.
- Family Peer Support Services: This service, provided by an individual with their own lived experience, supports families and caregivers to help address the needs of their child.
- Youth Peer Support and Training: This service, provided by an individual with their own lived experience, supports the youth in being informed and proactive in the planning and delivery of their services.
For more information, please contact Beth Glauber Ahern at 914-345-5900, ext. 7588 or firstname.lastname@example.org