Children who have experienced abuse or trauma are at increased risk for developing emotional and behavioral difficulties. The mental health assessment includes an evaluation of common difficulties children may have. This appointment lasts approximately 1.5 – 2 hours and includes the caregiver and child each meeting with a trained therapist. Additionally, caregivers and children ages 6 and older answer questionnaires about the child’s emotions and behaviors. The results are used to help guide recommendations for the child and family. Mental health assessments are provided at no cost to the child or family.
Mental Health Assessments provided in 2018
Each day our staff and partners leave their families to respond to another’s family crisis. During this pandemic, or any other crisis, that will not change.
We continue to see high priority cases for forensic interviews and have not yet seen a reduction in the volume of those cases.
Our individual, evidence-based mental health services and our family advocacy services will be offered through Telehealth solutions.