Community Action Team

 

The Community Action Team (CAT) is crisis level program that provides services to youth ages 11-21, who are at risk of being displaced from their home due to any number of the following factors: legal issues resulting in placement in a Department of Juvenile Justice commitment program, mental health issues resulting in placement in a residential program and/or the removal by the Department of Children and Families due to concerns for the safety of the child and/or continuous educational problems that lead to the child possibly failing a grade for the second time. This program is a six to nine month team approach that consists of a therapist, service coordinator (targeted case manager/mentor), nurse and psychiatric APRN/psychiatrist. The team uses a strength based perspective to assist not just the youth but the family as a whole.  Services are intensive and designed  with the goal of stabilizing the youth and family.