Children’s Mental Health
Mental Health Services
DCFS’ mental health services include Community-Based Outpatient Services, Residential and Day Treatment Services and Contracted Services (NNCAS, SNCAS and Rural DCFS).
DCFS provides Services to Children, Adolescents and Their Families
DCFS provides a wide range of mental health services to children, adolescents and their families in Clark and Washoe Counties. Treatment services in these two major urban areas are provided through Southern Nevada Child and Adolescent Services and Northern Nevada Child and Adolescent Services.
Northern Nevada Child and Adolescent Services
Northern Nevada Child and Adolescent Services has one primary location in Reno and serves children and families throughout the greater Reno/Sparks area.
Southern Nevada Child and Adolescent Services
Southern Nevada Child and Adolescent Services operates five Neighborhood Family Service Centers throughout the Las Vegas valley.
Treatment services in the rural region are provided through Rural Mental Health, Division of Mental Health and Disability Services.
Services are Provided for Children with Significant Emotional and/or Behavioral Problems
DCFS provides mental health treatment services for children with significant emotional and/or behavioral problems. Children are referred by parents, schools, child welfare, juvenile justice, private mental health providers, adult mental health providers, etc. to mental health services. Services are provided in a strengths-based approach that respects family decision-making about their children and honors the family’s cultural values and practices. Services are individualized for each child and family.