If you are a service provider wanting to refer a client for CTSS, please complete our external referral form and send via fax along with a signed Release of Information. Please download the external referral form below or you can request an external referral form by contacting our main office at 507-345-7012 or emailing [email protected]
CTSS provides a therapeutic approach to intervention when a child or adolescent experiences an impairment in functioning as a result of a mental health or emotional difficulty. CTSS services are time-limited and are delivered using a combination of services designed to reach the goals outlined in an individualized treatment plan (ITP).
These services are designed to be community-based support for children and adolescents with mental illness who are on Medical Assistance or PMAP insurance.
Anyone working with the child or adolescent can refer for CTSS, such as: parents, case workers, teachers, therapists, or doctors.
Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports are available to children and adolescents in need of skills training and therapy. CTSS services assist in increasing social and emotional functioning that has been delayed or impaired. Skills training consists of a variety of activities associated with the individual’s daily living skills. CTSS services can be provided in the child’s home, school, or in a community setting. Skills training is primarily provided by mental health practitioners. Mental health professionals also provide CTSS Services as part of an individual’s treatment plan.