Mental Health Program
- Every child’s mental health is important.
- Many children have mental health problems.
- These problems are real, painful, and can be severe.
- Mental health problems can be recognized and successfully treated.
- Caring families and communities working together can help.
Mental illness is shockingly common, affecting almost every American family—directly or indirectly. It can strike someone of any background. It can strike at any stage of life—from childhood to old age. No community is unaffected, no school or workplace untouched. Mental illness in America is more common than cancer, diabetes, or even heart disease. Nearly 60 million people—one in four adults and one in five children—have a mental illness that can be diagnosed and treated.
Children’s Center offers specialized outpatient mental health counseling and psychiatric services for children and adolescents. We believe that successful treatment occurs through the strength of the therapeutic alliance with the child and family. Our treatment approach concerns itself with solutions; it is both positive and non-judgmental. Our approach is collaborative in nature and focuses on family strengths. Our therapists work toward achieving positive outcomes identified by the family by building on those strengths.
Children’s Center also provides a school-based mental health program for children and youth identified as having behavioral or emotional problems that impact their ability to function successfully in school. Mental health services are available on-site at selected schools in the Evergreen and Vancouver school districts.
Children’s Center received a 97% satisfaction rate in a survey conducted in October 2012 by Clark County Department of Behavioral Health. This survey confirms that the services we provide help build a stronger community for all of us.
Many of the services in this program may be partially funded by Medicaid and/or private insurance.