Mental Health Supportive Services
Find support. Gain strength.
FCA helps to serve individuals in the least restrictive environment possible by providing services and supports to children and their families at home and in the community. We know the importance of providing support at early junctures in a child's life in order to prevent the onset or progression of behavioral health conditions.
By utilizing a “family-driven” process, the family is completely involved in every stage and every aspect of the process. Together, we identify individual and family strengths and create a plan of service.
To accommodate different needs, we offer a variety of supports including:
- Individualized care coordination
- Respite services for temporary relief and companionship for the primary caregiver(s) and siblings
- Skill-building services
- Intensive in-home supports to bolster social and emotional development
- Crisis response services
Children & Family Treatment & Support Services (CFTSS)
Provide in-home and community based supportive services, including therapy and rehabilitative support services to children who are at risk of being diagnosed or formally diagnosed with a mental health diagnosis. Services are available to recipients of Medicaid only and include the following:
Other Licensed Practitioner (OLP) – therapy
Community Psychiatric Supports & Treatment (CPST) – counseling
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services (PSR) – skill-building
Family Peer Support Services (FPSS) – family support and advocacy provided by NYS Credentialed staff with “lived parenting experience”
Youth Peer Advocacy and Training – youth support and advocacy by NYS Credentialed staff with “lived experience"
HCBS Children’s Waiver
Our HCBS program offers support and services to children, ages 5 to 21, in non-institutionalized settings that enable them to remain at home and in the community.
Families have a choice of options and providers and services are flexible to meet changing needs. Children must have a Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED); a mental health diagnosis with related significant needs that place them at risk of hospitalization, institutionalization, or need to return safely home and to their community from a higher level of care. Children must also receive care management throughout enrollment.
Services include Respite to offer a break, Pre-Vocational to prepare youth to engage work and career exploration, and Caregiver Support to enhance the family’s ability to care for the child.
Family Center Respite
FCA's Family Center Respite service provides respite care to children and families to offer a temporary break. Participation is regardless of enrollment in Care Management programs.
- Age: The child must be at least 5 but not older than 21.
- Illness: “Serious Emotional Disturbance” is defined by a DSM IV diagnosis (excluding substance disorders, organic brain syndromes, developmental disabilities and social V code conditions.) and has experienced functional limitations due to emotional disturbance over the past 12 months
- Placement Risk: The child must meet the eligibility criteria for placement in a residential mental health facility.
- Capability: The child must be capable of being cared for in the community if provided appropriate services.
- Voluntary Participation: The child has a viable and consistent living environment with parents/guardians and both child and family are willing to participate in services.
- Medicaid Eligibility: The child’s income and resources (without reference to parents) must meet Medicaid eligibility.
- Fiscal Eligibility: The child must be capable of being served in the community at the federally approved average yearly cost.