Children's Case Management

The Children's Case Management section consists of three services:

School-Based Prevention Programs (SBPP) 

The Ichabod Crane and Taconic Hills School-Based Prevention Programs are collaborative efforts between the Columbia County DSS, the two school districts and MHACG. Based at the school, MHACG staff provides services to families with children who have serious emotional, social and/or behavioral issues that put them at risk of being placed in out-of-home settings or dropping out of or failing in school.

 

The staff offers a variety of supports to enable the family to keep the child at home and the family intact. Family Support Specialists  provide services for 10-12 families at a time. These families have children whose behavioral, social or emotional  needs impact upon their ability to learn. By providing a variety of supports to the family while working closely with the school, the child remains at home, keeping the family intact. Although the target population is Kindergarten through 8th grade, the program serves the whole family.

Community-Based Prevention Program (CBPP)

CBPP in Greene County assists children with serious emotional disturbances, provides support to families and links families to appropriate services in the community. The goal of CBPP is to prevent out-of-home placements by providing case management support to families throughout the two counties. The program works with the entire family.

Supervision and Treatment Services for Juveniles Program (STSJP)

In Columbia County, STSJP serves primarily Hudson families; however, as a partnership with Columbia County DSS we can serve the entire county with a focus on reducing youth from Detention centers, JD PINS/ Probation and/or residential placement. The family support worker will engage with the youth and family to encourage them through Family Team Meetings and coordinating community services to identify needs to keep the youth at home and reduce the reliance on detention or residential placement.

 

The worker will help the family navigate the systems and support them while they safely care for their child at home. The worker will also empower the youth to help engage them in their school, community and any treatment or services needed.