Children and adolescents (ages 3 – 17) and their families may receive services in:
- An intensive in-home program
- A clinic setting
What is the intake process?
To begin intake process, call 325-646-9574 to schedule a screening.
Crisis Hotline – A telephone service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week that you can call to get help if you or your child is experiencing a psychiatric crisis. Locally, this number is 1-800-458-7788. This hotline is available for anyone to call, regardless of if they are receiving services or not.
Assessment – There are several steps to completing an assessment. The first part is to determine whether or not your child is eligible for services from the local mental health authority. A licensed professional will meet with you and your child face-to-face to ask you questions about your child’s mental health, emotional and behavioral issues, their relationships at home and with friends, their health, their development, their schoolwork and other information needed to complete the assessment.
Requirements for Services
- (We provide a free assessment to determine the following)
- Must have a mental health diagnosis
- Must reside in Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, McCulloch, Mills, and San Saba Counties.
- Parent must complete a rating scale that points out problematic areas.
- Must have one of the following:
- GAF of 50 or below
- At risk of being removed from the preferred living environment
- Considered E.D. special education in school
If your child has more than one of the following symptoms, we may be able to help:
- Wants to sleep all the time
- Has trouble getting to sleep
- Argues with adults
- Does not mind adults
- Problems with behavior at school
- Poor appetite
- Low energy
- Poor concentration
- Depressed mood
- Feelings of worthlessness
- Loses temper often
- Defies adult’s requests or rules
- Blames others for mistakes
- Deliberately annoys others
- Touchy or annoyed by others
- Does not pay attention to details
- Does not listen when spoken to
- Does not follow through on instructions
- Difficulty organizing tasks
- Loses thing required to complete a task
- Easily distracted
- Runs, climbs excessively
- Difficulty engaging in leisure activities quietly
- Blurts out answers
- Difficulty waiting turn
- Interrupts others
What services are provided?
Each child and family is unique. Each plan of service is designed for your child and your family’s needs specifically. Not every child needs every service offered. Center for Life Resources will work with your family to give your child and family what will help the most.
Child and Youth Mental Health (MH) Priority Population –
The children’s mental health priority population are children ages 3 – 17 with serious emotional disturbance (excluding a single diagnosis of substance abuse, intellectual or developmental disability, or autism spectrum disorder) who have a serious functional impairment or who:
(1) Are at risk of disruption of a preferred living or children care environment due to psychiatric symptoms, or 2) Are enrolled in special education because of a serious emotional disturbance excluding a single diagnosis of IDD ASD, or SUD and reside in our service area.
For more information regarding Child and Adolescent services, call (325) 646-9574
The Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Waiver allows for more flexibility in the funding of intensive community based services to assist children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbance to live in the community with their families. To learn more, call 1-888-609-6467.