Our vision as the Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Services Division of Egyptian Health Department (EHD) is to provide quality services that are family driven, youth-guided, strengths-based and culturally competent; meaning services are customized to fit family’s unique needs. Children, adolescents and their families will be provided equal services regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, etc.
Comprehensive Community-based Youth Services (CCBYS)
For families who experience runaways, lockouts and children (ages 11-17) refusing to return home.
Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
An intervention that teams a mental health professional with early childhood professionals to improve the social, emotional and behavioral health of children in child care and early education programs.
Family Resource Developers (FRD)
FRDs provide resources, transportation to mental health appointments, attend meetings, assist families through mental health services.
Helping families to improve the communication, solve family problems, how to understand & handle family situations, and create a better, functioning home environment.
Can be seen at home or in office.
Strength-Based, Family-Centered Approach
A process used with families where traditional services have not typically been successful and there are a number of complex needs. This is a team-based approach.
Individual Care Grant (ICG) Program
Through HFS that offers more supports and funding for youth under age 18 involved with SASS or who have a serious emotional disturbance.
Intensive Placement Stabilization (IPS)
Offers services for children and adolescents who are youth in care of the Department of Children and Family Services.
Outpatient Mental Health
Individual counseling, family & group services. All clients go through a mental health assessment.
Screening, Assessment & Support Services (SASS)
Provides intensive counseling, crisis intervention and case management.
Nurse Family Partnership
Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) is an evidence-based, community health program with over 40 years of evidence showing improvements in the health and lives of low-income, first-time moms and their families. It works by having specially trained nurses visit young, first time moms-to-be, starting early in the pregnancy, and continuing until the child turns two years old.
1.Improve pregnancy outcomes by helping women engage in good preventative health practices, improving their diets and reducing the use of cigarettes, alcohol, and illegal substances;
2.Improve child health and development
3.Improve the economic self-sufficiency of the family by helping parents develop a vision for their own future, plan future pregnancies, continue their education, and find work.
The expectant mother will receive support and gain knowledge through her pregnancy, and the nurse will continue to support her after delivery, enhancing knowledge gains and teaching skills that foster positive growth for both the mother and the child.