Assist the family in building their team
Youth served through a CMO have complex needs involving significant mental health and behavioral challenges that may show as high levels of anxiety, reactions to past trauma, or acting out through physical aggression or destruction of property. Our youth may also experience depression, perhaps even thoughts of or attempts at suicide.
How Can We Help?
As a result of these challenges, our youth may have moderate to severe struggles in a number of different areas including their family or social life, in school, or getting into trouble with the law. A CMO can assist the family by addressing the unique mental health needs of the youth.
The CMO helps the family to develop a team and a plan of care that identifies the specific strategies to be implemented. Those strategies may result in the CMO referring the family to local mental health providers for services like outpatient therapy, partial care, or in-home therapy. The goal of the team is to provide the youth and family the needed mental health support so the youth can be successful in their home, in their school, and in their community.
The CMO will also incorporate natural and informal supports from the family’s community. Natural/Informal supports may include other family members, friends, neighbors, or local organizations like a place of worship or township recreation department.
Refer the family to local mental health resources like outpatient therapy, partial care, or in-home therapeutic services
Incorporate natural and informal supports into the plan
The goal of the team is to provide the youth and family the needed mental health support so the youth can be successful in their home, in their school, and in their community.