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Comprehensive Children’s Mental Health Act

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1 Comprehensive Children’s Mental Health Act
Minnesota Statute

2 Community Notification and Education
Annual Letter Public Speaking Collaboratives

3 Referral System Mental Health Professionals Must:
inform the child with SED and the child’s parent or legal representative of the availability of case mgmt services; if obtain consent, refer the child to the county designee

4 Referral System Mental Health Providers of: emergency services;
out-patient treatment; family community support services; day treatment services screening

5 Intake Criteria SED Unmet mental health needs and services are not provided Services provided but not adequately meeting the child’s needs Support in the development of an Individual Educational Plan (IEP)

6 Severe Emotional Disturbance
Child who has an emotional disturbance who meets one of the following criteria: Been admitted within the last three years or is at risk of admittance to inpatient treatment or residential treatment for an emotional disturbance; or The child is receiving inpatient treatment or residential treatment for emotional disturbance through the interstate compact; or

7 Severe Emotional Disturbance
The child has the following as determined by a mental health professional: psychosis or a clinical depression; or risk of harming self or others as a result of an emotional disturbance; or psychopathological symptoms as a result being a victim of physical or sexual abuse or of psychic trauma within the past year; or

8 Severe Emotional Disturbance
The child, as a result of an emotional disturbance, has significantly impaired home, school, or community functioning that has lasted a least a year or that, in the written opinion of a mental health professional, presents a substantial risk of lasting a least one year.

9 Intake Assessment Initial family engagement; Data collection;
Obtain a diagnostic assessment; Crisis intervention; Network with community resources and professionals; Refer for case management services

10 Diagnostic Assessment
Written evaluation by a mental health professional of: Child’s current life situation and sources of stress; History of the child’s current mental health problems, including important developmental incidents, strengths, and vulnerabilities; Child’s current functioning & symptoms

11 Diagnostic Assessment
Child’s diagnosis, including a determination of whether the child meets the criteria of severe emotional disturbance (SED); and Mental health services needed by the child

12 Case Management Services
Assistance in obtaining a comprehensive diagnostic assessment; Completing a functional assessment; Developing an Individual Family Community Support Plan (IFCSP); Developing a Crisis Plan; Providing or accessing family community support services;

13 Case Management Services
Monitoring medication regime Coordination; Advocacy; and Court services

14 Functional Assessment
A assessment (CAFAS or CASII) by the case manager of the child’s: mental health symptoms as presented by the child’s diagnostic assessment; mental health needs as presented in the child’s diagnostic assessment; use of drugs and alcohol; vocational and educational functioning;

15 Functional Assessment
Social functioning, including the use of leisure time; Interpersonal functioning, including relationships with the child’s family; Self-care and independent living capacity; Medical and dental needs; Financial assistance needs; and Housing & transportation needs

16 Individual Family Community Support Plan (IFCSP)
Written plan developed by the case mgr on the basis of the diagnostic & functional assessment Developed in conjunction with the family and the child with severe emotional disturbance

17 Individual Family Community Support Plan (IFCSP)
The plan identifies specific services needed to: treat the symptoms and dysfunctions determined in the diagnostic assessment; relieve conditions leading to emotional disturbance and improve the well-being of the child; improve family functioning; enhance daily living skills;

18 Individual Family Community Support Plan (IFCSP)
Improve functioning in education & recreation settings; improve interpersonal and family relationships; enhance vocational development; and assist in obtaining transportation, health services, and employment

19 Family Community Support Services
Services provided under the clinical supervision of a mental health professional Designed to help each child with SED to function and remain with the child’s family in the community

20 Family Community Support Services
Client outreach to each child with SED and the child’s family; Medication monitoring where necessary; Assistance in developing independent living skills; Assistance in developing parenting skills necessary to address the needs of the child with SED;

21 Family Community Support Services
Assistance with leisure and recreational activities; crisis assistance, including crisis placement and respite care; professional home-based family treatment; foster care with therapeutic supports

22 Family Community Support Services
Day Treatment; Assistance in locating respite care and special needs day care; and Assistance in obtaining potential financial resources

23 Monitoring of the Medication Regime
Side effects Effectiveness Physician sign-off

24 Case Closure At request of the child and the child’s family;
Child is no longer SED; CPS Referral; and/or Court Order

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