Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS)

SERVICE DESCRIPTION

“Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS)” are a structured program of intensive mental health services provided to a child who is at risk of out-of-home placement due to an event or condition which intensifies the child’s severe emotional disturbance (SED).  These services are also offered to a child who is returning from an out-of-home placement.   The purpose of the services are to resolve an acute episode of emotional disturbance affecting the child or the child’s family, in order to reduce the risk of out-of-home placement or to reunify and reintegrate the child into the child’s family after placement.  Examples of services are individual or family psychotherapy and individual, family and group skills training, mental health behavioral aide services – level II only (MHBA), and direction of a mental health behavioral aide – level II.

OUTCOME INDICATORS:

  1. Increased child functioning
    • Increased functioning at home/community, school
    • Decreased risk of harm
  2. Increased family functioning
  3. Decreased out-of-home placements (or discharge to a less restrictive setting)
  4. Increased family satisfaction 

Populations

The population eligible for services served by Oasis Child and Family Services will be ages 5 to 21. These services will be provided through the office located at 5775 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 700 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416, who have been determined by diagnostic assessment to have a Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED). The child must be a resident of one of the seven county metro areas, as well as Rice County.

Birth to Five:  

This program specializes in serving children ages Birth-5. It includes interventions that are parent/child focused interventions (skills and psychotherapy); Individual and Group skills (approximately age 4 and up); Early interventions that will assist children and families reestablishing developmental trajectory; Interventions that occur within the context of the parent/child relationship.  

Skills taught include emotion regulation; creating secure attachments; developing safe and healthy environments; reflective functioning; coping skills; social skills; transitioning skills; family skills; compliance skills; communications skills; calming skills; mental health management, and others. All of these skills are taught and practiced in the context of the developmental age of the child. 

Settings for services include the home, school, community, daycare, office, or wherever needed and clinically appropriate. 

Qualifications for Services: DC: 0-3 Assessment with a qualifying mental health diagnosis, ECSII score of 2 and up, and SED/ED criteria 

Children’s Therapeutic Support Services (CTSS): 

This program focuses on children ages 6-18 years of age. It includes individual, family, and group skills. 

  • Skills taught include anger management skills, social skills, transitioning skills, family skills, compliance skills, communications skills, daily living skills, coping skills, calming skills, mental health management, and others. All of these skills are taught and practiced in the context of the developmental age of the child. 
  • Settings for services include the home, school, community, daycare, office, or wherever needed and clinically appropriate. 
  • Qualifications for Services: Diagnostic Assessment with a qualifying mental health diagnosis; CASII score 3 and up, and SED/ED criteria 

Settings for services include the home, school, office, community, or wherever needed and clinically appropriate. 

Qualifications for Services:  The diagnostic criteria identified in the program descriptions for B-5, CTSS or ARMHS, child demonstrates significant behaviors across multiple settings, CASII score 4 and up or a LOCUS rating of 3 or higher; and a need of more intensive support 

Psychotherapy: 

These services are available for clients of all ages. Treatment may include Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Marriage/Relationship Therapy, Psychoeducation, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Also utilize many other therapeutic schools to address various issues  Settings for services include the home, school, and office.