Developing statewide youth mobile crisis intervention services has been an iterative process, says Tim Marshall, director of Community Mental Health at the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. Today, the face-to-face service will soon be available 24-7, and their motto is “just go.”
When the program began over a decade ago
Nationwide, kids in psychiatric crisis often bounce in and out of hospitalization. “Many times, it’s not the appropriate course of treatment because hospitals are intended for acute, not long-term, stabilization,” says Andrea Rifkind, LCSW-C, program director and therapist at Sheppard Pratt Health System’s Care and Connection for Families in Montgomery
Patricia Rehmer and Dr. Santopietro talk about the fewer options and additional challenges children in psychological crisis and their families face.
Guest author Dr. Mauch, President and CEO of the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, talks about preventing crises through Pediatric Behavioral Health Urgent Care.