We offer the following services:
- Case Staffing assistance covering eight Northeast Tennessee counties,
helping to identify and resolve problems or obstacles in acquiring effective
- Consultation with community providers to assist in care plan development
and the diagnosis and treatment of children.
- Education and training to the Department of Children's Services staff and
to the pediatric and mental health community providers regarding Early
Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment services and best practice
guidelines to improve outcomes.
- Collaboration with the Managed Care Organization and Behavioral Health
Organization in network development, by helping to identify and recruit
providers and sharing monitoring information about provider performance.
- Limited direct services to children with complex cases (psychiatric and
psychological evaluations, as well as psychiatric medication management).
- Tertiary care coordination for ordered services and assistance with
appointment coordination and medical record collection.
- Close collaboration with the Department of Children's Services to assist
caseworkers in their efforts to secure Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis
and Treatment-related Services.
Steps to making a referral to the Center
- Child or adolescent has to be under 18 years old and in
state custody or
at risk of entering state custody. At risk of entering state custody
means that he/she is involved with or about to be involved with: A) Child
Protective Services B) the Juvenile Court System
- Contact the Center of Excellence by calling (423) 439-2227
or (877) 746-6263.
- Complete a referral form.
Gather all historical and current information including:
Department of Children's Services (DCS) Social
History (if applicable).
Current and past psychiatric information (intake,
discharge summaries, and progress notes.)
Educational and psychological testing.
Current and past placements and
Referral sources might include:
Department of Children
Services Case Worker
Mental Health Provider
Health Organization Worker
Primary Care Physician
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