- Case Staffing assistance helping to identify and resolve problems or obstacles in acquiring effective services.
- Consultation with community providers to assist in care plan development and the diagnosis and treatment of children.
- Education and training child welfare providers and for 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 Organizations and Behavioral Health Organizations 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, and medication gap filling).
- 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 case workers in their efforts to secure Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment-related Services.
When Should a Referral Be Made?
- When the case has multiple concerns and there are complex diagnostic and mental health and/or medical issues
- When there are conflicting diagnoses among providers
- When a comprehensive review of the child and family history (behavior, treatment, placement, education, and health) would assist in determining the child's current needs
- When an evaluation would add information needed for placement or treatment recommendations
- When there are concerns about medications