Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Blended Case Management -These case management services provide a “bridging” of Intensive Case Management and Resource Coordination whereby consumers may move from one level of service to another level of service without compromising continuity of care.

Outpatient Mental Health Services - These are clinic based, treatment oriented services provided to individuals (children, adolescents or adults) or his/her families suffering from a diagnosed mental health disorder. These services are provided in accord to Department of Human Services’ Outpatient regulations. This includes services provided by Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners, therapists, and Physician Assistants for individual therapy periods of 20-30 minute, 45-50 minute, 75-80 minute sessions, med visit w/o med administration new and established patients, family psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychiatric evaluations.

Parent Child Interaction Therapy  - An evidence-based treatment that has demonstrated clinical improvements in the behavior of pre-school-aged children.

Suicide Prevention - Suicide is a public health issue; no one is immune to its effects. There are steps everyone can take to reduce suicide risk among your family, friends, co-workers and even strangers in your community. Information is available to help individuals understand why suicide prevention is important for everyone. Everyone can learn how to identify the warning signs for those who may be at risk for death by suicide. Through prevention and awareness efforts, individuals develop their own safety plans. Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health and Development Services, in cooperation with community providers, hold a Suicide Prevention Meeting every second Tuesday of the Month. The goal of the committee is to educate the community on Suicide Awareness and Prevention and Mental Health resources.  If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (talk) or Dial 211 or Text your zip code to TXT 211.

Please click here for the Community Suicide Prevention Committee Meeting Calendar.

For more information, please contact:

Ranee Smith, Children and Adolescent Clinic-Based Manager