Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment (CPST) helps families meet the challenges associated with a young person’s emotional and behavioral difficulties. CPST is effective in helping youth with chronic, serious emotional problems or behaviors including:
This program is particularly effective for youth where less intensive interventions have been unsuccessful or who have had multiple psychiatric hospitalizations. CPST emphasizes long-term change that families can maintain following treatment. Any combination of services may be provided to the youth and family including:
A team of professionals provides intensive treatment and case management services to help families discover and use personal strengths and other sources of support such as relatives, friends and community resources. Treatment is provided in the home, at school, and throughout neighborhood and community settings.
Treatment focuses on helping parents build supportive social networks and empowering them to address their child’s needs more effectively. The program emphasizes long-term change that families can maintain following treatment. Parents also learn skills that allow for effective parenting after treatment is ended. The intended result is that the youth will successfully remain in his or her own home, school and community.
To make a referral or obtain additional information about how Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment might be beneficial for a youth you know, please call us at the following numbers. Our professionals will talk with you confidentially about your concerns and determine if this program would be a good fit.