Community-Based Outpatient Services


Early Childhood Mental Health Services

Early Childhood Mental Health Services provides services to children between birth and eight years of age with emotional disturbance or risk factors for emotional and behavioral disturbances and associated developmental delays. The goal of services is to strengthen parent-child relationships, support the family’s capacity to care for their children and to enhance the child’s social and emotional functioning.

    • Comprehensive mental health assessments
    • Individual, family, and group therapies
    • Psychiatric services - medication evaluation and management
    • Day treatment
    • In-home and in-office therapy options
    • Childcare consultation, outreach, and training
    • Targeted case management
    • Psychological assessment and evaluation
    • 24-hour on-call emergency professional coverage
    • Clinical care coordination

    Children’s Clinical Services

    The Children’s Clinical Services provides community-based outpatient, individual and family oriented mental health services for children from 6 through 17 years of age. These services include:

      • Individual, family, and group therapies
      • Psychological assessment and evaluation
      • Psychiatric services - medication evaluation and management
      • Clinical care coordination
      • 24-hour on-call emergency professional coverage

      Wraparound in Nevada for Children and Families (WIN)

      DCFS’ nationally recognized “promising practice” program, Wraparound in Nevada (WIN), provides intensive community-based services to Severely Emotionally Disturbed Children (SED). These behaviorally challenged youth come from families who struggle with complex personal challenges in addition to difficulties keeping their children safe and free from harm. In addition to addressing mental health needs, services support the achievement of permanency for these youth through reunification with their families, guardianship with relatives, adoption or successful emancipation in all three regions statewide. Mental health care for these youth is essential to the success of achieving permanent placements. The WIN program achieves powerful outcomes in unique ways.

      • WIN focuses on the strengths of each family member to move them forward to independence and self-sufficiency without lifelong dependence on mental health professionals. Families become equal participants in their plan of care as they move towards independence.
      • WIN uses common sense interventions to help families overcome barriers to caring for SED children at home. Helping families address the underlying needs and reestablishing community support from extended families, friends, the faith community are some of the ways that WIN empowers families to achieve independence and meet the needs of SED children.
      • WIN ensures that all community members and professionals work together in a seamless way to streamline services, avoid duplication of services, and communicate clearly with families and children.
      • WIN ensures that relative, guardians, and adoptive parents identify needs and find solutions that foster stabilization when a child cannot return home.

      Untreated Severe Emotional Disturbance in children is a major reason for out of home placement.

        Mobile Crisis Response Team

        The Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) provides immediate, mobile crisis response for assessment, intervention and support to all Nevada youth who are experiencing a mental health or behavioral health crisis.  The goal of MCRT is to provide immediate response in order to stabilize and support youth to safely remain in their homes, communities and schools, utilizing a team comprised of a master’s level clinician and a bachelor’s level psychiatric caseworker to assess, provide short term mental health interventions, safety plan, and link to needed immediate and ongoing services. MCRT Is available to all youth under the age of 18 (18 if still in high school). 

        • Responses and stabilization services provided at the family location of choice
        • MCRT works collaboratively with the youth, family and support systems to create and implement safety plans for youth
        • MCRT can stay connected with a youth and family for up to 45 days to provide intensive, short term clinical interventions and build skills to further stabilize youth and family
        • MCRT provides linkage to immediate and long-term services in the community
        • “Crisis” is defined by the caller and can include, but is not limited to behavioral or mental health concerns that pose a threat to youth stability in their home, school of community such as:

        Suicidal thoughts or actions

        Homicidal thoughts or actions 

        Depression

        Anxiety

        Anger

        Self-Injury

        Parent-Child Conflict

        Peer conflict/bullying

        School problems

         

        Behavioral or mental health concerns that pose a threat to youth stability in their home, school, or community.

        Additional information on the Mobile Crisis Response Team can be found at: www.knowcrisis.com

        The Mobile Crisis response team can be reached 24 hours a day by calling 702-486-4865 or 775-688-1670.