Children’s Therapeutic Support and Services (CTSS)
Northland Counseling Center, Inc. is a certified Children’s Therapeutic Supports & Services (CTSS) provider. CTSS is a community mental health service that allows providers to address conditions of emotional and behavioral challenges that harm and get in the way with a child’s ability to function. It is designed to be individualized and to be flexible in terms of location of service (in-home, school, community) and frequency of contact (number of hours of service provided per week).
Skills Training is the teaching and practice of specific behavioral skills that have not been developed or that can replace ineffective skills developed.
CTSS practitioners assist and support individuals and families in developing skills in the following areas:
- Difficulty following directions
- Refusal to follow rules
- Problems relating to peers
- Family conflicts
- And many others.
Staff may provide creative exercises and games in helping to develop skills in the following areas:
Individual & Group Skills Training:
- Interpersonal skills
- Social skills
- Recreation and leisure skills
- Communication skills
- Daily living skills
- Responsible decision making
- School performance
- Behavior management and mental health management.
Family Skills Training:
- Disagreement with parents
- Parenting strategies to work with a child/adolescent’s mental health/behaviors
- Behavior modification skills
- Coping skills
- Family Communication skills
- Family Transitions
Specific games and activities are selected to help children learn the skills they need to restore the child to a level of functioning that they had either achieved before or would have achieved if normal development had not been impaired because of a mental health.
Who is Eligible
Children will need to have a current Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment completed to determine medical necessity and active medical insurance (State Medicaid Programs qualify). This is a State Medicaid Service.
Anyone can refer a child; however, parent/guardian will need to schedule appointment for initial assessment and depending on the age, parent may need to be involved in assessment and okay referral.
For more information:
Samantha Scheldrup, MHP at 218-256-4722 or email@example.com
Amie Black, MA, LMFT, RPT-S at 218-283-3406 or firstname.lastname@example.org.