If you are not sure how to access outpatient, psychiatric or other mental health services, a phone call to Crawford County Human Services’ Integrated Intake is a good place to begin your journey. An Integrated Intake worker will evaluate your individual mental health needs by completing a bio-psychosocial assessment. Appropriate recommendations and referrals are made as a result of this assessment. The Integrated Intake worker is responsible for following the consumer through the course of their services and assuring a continuity of care.
These services are designed to assist adults, adolescents, and children with serious and persistent mental illness or emotional disorders. Case Managers support families to gain access to needed resources such as medical, social, mental health, transportation resources, education, housing, employment, benefits, legal issues, and other related services. The program involves frequent contact and provides emergency 24/7 on call coverage. The program is focused on building upon individual strengths, focusing on improving natural supports, independent living skills, and reducing the need for hospitalization or placements outside of the home. Blended Case Management does not replace any existing services, but helps monitor and improve service coordination and communication.
The CASSP system is involved with children who are mentally ill and/or emotionally disturbed and have multi-system involvement. Referrals for all children's services are triaged through the County's Gatekeeping Committee consisting of Mental Health, Intellectual Disabilities, CYS, Juvenile Probation, Education, children and families. CASSP assures that children's services are always provided in the least restrictive fashion possible in a setting convenient to the child and family.