The service consists of clinical personnel meeting daily with the child for up to 15 consecutive days and up to 8 hours per day.
Clinicians providing crisis stabilization teach positive coping skills. The goal is to instill a sense of hope by assisting the child and family in managing the crisis, while reducing the acute emotional distress of the child or adolescent, assuring safety for the child and others.
For more information contact Scott Britton, Mental Health Care Coordinator, at 804-758-4035.
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When might crisis stabilization services be needed? These services are most frequently employed when the child or adolescent needs an immediate clinical intervention in the least restrictive setting to lessen the impact of mental health dysfunction. Stabilization services are sometimes used as a "step down" program for those being discharged from psychiatric facilities and returning to the community.
The goal is to develop and restore adaptive, stable functioning within the home, school, and/or community.
Those eligible for crisis stabilization services include:
The following may provide referrals for these services:
Fees for the service are covered under most Medicaid plans; private payment may be arranged on an individual basis, including the use of a sliding fee scale. For more information contact Scott Britton, Mental Health Care Coordinator, at 804-758-4035.