Community Based Services

Kanza Mental Health offers Community Based Services (CBS) to youth between the ages of 3 and 22. These are specialized and intensive services that are done in our offices, the child’s home, school or daycare, or place of work.

These services are for children who have been determined to be Seriously Emotionally Disturbed (SED). This is not a diagnosis; but a term for a child who has significant and persistent psychological, emotional, behavioral, or social problems that can affect nearly all aspects of the child’s life (friendships, family life, school, etc.). These problems are serious enough to place the child at risk of an out-of-home placement.

Some of the services that we offer:

Targeted Case Management – This service helps children and families find other resources that may be beneficial to their individual needs. It is the service that ties all other services together in a coordinated way.

Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment – This service is the day to day, hands on, face to face activities between the child and the CBS Staff person.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Group – This is a therapeutic group activity. Designed to help kids learn better ways to interact with others.

Summer Success – We operate a program called “Summer Success” which is our term for an 11 week daytime psychosocial treatment group session during the summer.

Court Liaison – This service offers support to the client population and facilitates communication between the court system and the clients.

Wrap-Around Planning and Facilitation – Wrap-Around Planning is a specialized process in which parents, guardians, or caretakers work closely with a Wrap-Around Facilitator to contribute something toward the child’s emotional, educational, and social development, adjustment, and success.

Attendant Care –
Attendant care is designed to provide one-on-one supervision at home, school, or in the community. Attendant care can be either routine or crisis based.

Respite Care – Respite Care is reserved for those SED children who are on the Medicaid Waiver. Respite Care is designed to give parents or other caretakers a break. A respite care worker can provide this service in the child’s home or some other location, depending on the situation.