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Causes: Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Literacy

Mission: To provide behavioral health and specialized educational services to children, adults and families with mental illness and developmental disabilities.

Programs: Residential and foster care division- provides 24-hour awake supervision, direct care staff are trained to nurture and encourage while at the same time setting appropriate limits. The group setting is ideal for children who have not been succesful responding to treatment provided in their home or school, and who require the structure and supervision of an out-of-home placement. Approximately 199 clients served.

children services division- the agency provides an array of community based services for children and adolescents who reside in mckean, potter, cameron, elk, clearfield, jefferson, forrest and warren counties. These services include outpatient psychiatric and psychiatric services, specialized parent child interaction therapy for very young children and their parents, traditional services offered by an outpatient therapist, behavioral health rehabilitation services in school and home settings, family based mental health services, multi systemic therapy, school based behavioral health, and in school student assistance programming. This continuum of services is designed to provide flexible, high quality behavioral health services in natural community based settings such as schools, and family homes as well as in other community settings. Staff in all of these programs recieve specialized training in their content area and are supervised by masters or phd. Prepared clinicians. Families access services by calling the agency's central intake office to allow the agency to verify insurance coverage and schedule the child and family for assesments that will allow them to access the correct level of care. Discharge planning for any family in service begins when a child is admitted into a program and the agency works with families and other service systems to ensure that when a child completes a specific program, they recieve aftercare services that will assist them in being successful. All childrens program are strengths based and embrace the philosophy that children and families can and do recover from mental illness.

adult services division- adult community programs - the agency provides an array of community based services for adults who reside in mckean, potter, cameron, elk, clearfield, jefferson, forest and warren counties. These services include traditional services offered by outpatient therapists and psychiatrists, as well as blended case management services, peer support services, mobile medication management and psychiatric rehabilitation services.

education division- childrens center for treatment and education operates multiple, privately licensed school programs designed to provide education for children who have been unsuccesful in traditional calssrom settings. Programs offer the oppurtunity for academic success, and encourage students to value education and learning, all within a safe, structured setting. Students work on developing skill sets that will help them improve study habits. Teachers spend addittional time working one-on-one with students as needed. Each classroom is staffed with an educational aide to provide academic support. The goal of this program is to improve academic achievement and support recovery through our unique ability to provide both education and individualized mental health therapy. Approximately 118 clients served.

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