Children's Mental Health
About Our Services
Scott County Children's Mental Health provides case management services for children diagnosed with serious emotional disturbances. Case management is a service that helps children/families get connected with supports/services to meet their mental health needs.
Children’s Mental Health Case Management is child centered, family focused, and provided within the community, with the needs of the child and family dictating the types of services provided.
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- Better understanding of mental health issues and how they affect children and families
- Improved ability for parents to address their children’s mental health needs
- Reduced stress levels at home
- Improved family relationships
- Improved family functioning
- Improved functioning with friends
- Improved functioning in school
- Improved functioning in the community
- Reduction in aggressive behavior
- Less incidents of self harm behavior
- Reduced hospital admissions
- Less incidents of suicidal ideation
- Less calls to law enforcement
- Improved mental health stability
Case Manager Duties & Responsibilities:
- Complete an intake assessment to identify strengths and needs of the child and family.
- Develop a service plan that outlines needs, goals, and services.
- Help determine how to access services/supports if insurance does not cover.
- Help make referrals for services/supports.
- Help complete Medical Assistance applications.
- Write safety plans and assist with crisis intervention.
- Meet with your child/family at least once per month to monitor progress and address concerns.
- Provide information about community supports/activities for your child/family.
- Communicate with teachers, therapists, and others to assess needs and monitor progress.
To apply for services, a parent or professional must call Scott County Health and Human Services Intake at 952-496-8959 and request Children’s Mental Health Case Management Services.
Scott County residents are encouraged to contact Mobile Crisis Response if they or someone they care about is experiencing a mental health crisis. More information on Scott County Crisis Response Services can be found on this user-friendly site: South Metro Roundtable Mental Health Resources
Children’s Mental Health Case Management Services are covered by Minnesota public health care programs such as Medical Assistance, Pre-Paid Medical Assistance, and Minnesota Care programs.
There may be fees associated with case management services. Your Case Manager can assist you with your questions about how parental fees are assessed for the Medical Assistance.
There may be additional fees for other services that are part of the case plan. Ask your Case Manager regarding fees for specific services.