Children’s Services

Caring for the mental health needs of children & families in the Cumberland Valley Region
-Providing the opportunity for children and families to use their strengths to reach their potential-

The Child and Adolescent Clinic is a new facility located in Corbin, KY, providing psychiatric and other mental health services to children ages birth to 18 years. This clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:00-4:30 and is home to many of our children’s services programs including:

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Early Intervention/First Steps/Point of Entry


The Early Intervention First Steps Point of Entry (POE) program is a voluntary service coordination program for children birth to 36 months of age who have significant developmental delays or established risk for delays. This program focuses on evaluation and assessment, resource identification, increasing family knowledge/education and the coordination and advocacy of needed services i.e. physical and/or mental health care, educational services and/or support groups. The POE program provides services to families within their home or at a location of their choice to help promote and support family functioning, while decreasing stress within the family unit. All POE services involve an active family-centered approach and promote family capacities to obtain resources and services to meet their individual needs.  POE services are available in all eight counties of the Cumberland Valley District. POE program services are monitored by The Cabinet for Health and Family Services through the utilization of the Kentucky Early Intervention System (KEIS). This system assists the program in identifying the needs of the child and family/caregiver while assuring the provision of appropriate services.


Early Childhood Mental Health Program


The Early Childhood Mental Health Program provides an integrated system of care designed to improve the lives of children age birth to five years who have social, emotional and/or behavioral challenges and their families, by providing coordination of and access to effective services and supports that meet their multiple, changing needs. The Early Childhood Mental Health Program involves a team based approach to ensure comprehensive treatment and is overseen by an ECMH Coordinator who ensures quality of care. Services of the Early Childhood Mental Health Program include, but are not limited to: Psychiatric and/or Psychological Evaluation; Individual, Group, Family, and/or Collateral Therapy; Case Management/Service Coordination; Medication Evaluation and Management; Individual and Classroom Observations, Education and Consultation.


Child & Adolescent Clinic (CAPERS)


The Child and Adolescent Clinic also known as CAPERS, provides outpatient and psychiatric services for children and adolescents birth to seventeen years of age. Services include, but are not limited to: Psychiatric and/or Psychological Evaluation/Testing; Individual, Group, Family and/or Collateral Therapy, Medication Assessment/Management, Crisis Intervention and Case Management/Service Coordination. Normal hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., however, afterhours appointments are available.


Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Clinic


The Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Clinic located within CAPERS, provides diagnosis and treatment to children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Services include, but are not limited to; a comprehensive multidisciplinary assessment, medical and psychiatric examination, evaluation, observation, diagnosis, treatment, consultation, collaboration, education, support, psychopharmalogic treatment (when needed), and speech, occupational and physical therapy services.


Outpatient Services (Child & Adolescent)


Outpatient services for children and adolescents are available in all Outpatient Offices.  Services include, but are not limited to: Psychiatric and/or Psychological Evaluation/Testing; Individual, Group, Family and/or Collateral Therapy, Medication Assessment/Management, Crisis Intervention and Case Management/Service Coordination. Normal hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., however, afterhours appointments are available.  Appointments may be scheduled by calling the local office, however, in crisis situations, individuals are encouraged to walk-in to any of our locations.


School Based Services


School Based Services provide mental health care and treatment within the educational setting to assist children and their families in obtaining and meeting treatment needs in the least restrictive environment possible. School Based Services include, but are not limited to: Individual, Group, Collateral and/or Family Therapy, Psychoeducation and consultation/collaboration with school staff. After School and Summer Program services are also available.  By providing school based services, children have an increased opportunity to meet their educational needs by receiving services on site rather than leaving school for an appointment at a local office. Services may also be provided within the child/families home. All services involve a multi-disciplinary team approach to ensure holistic care and quality of services.


Kentucky IMPACT


Kentucky IMPACT is a case management/service coordination program that focuses on building partnerships that support and strengthen children with severe emotional disabilities and their families within their own homes and communities through the utilization of Targeted Case Management Services and High Fidelity Wraparound Services. The Kentucky Impact Program coordinates necessary supports and services for children who are at imminent risk for being removed from their homes or who may be returning home from a residential setting, such as a psychiatric hospital, psychiatric treatment center, juvenile facility and/or foster care.

Intensive Wraparound Options (IWO)


The Intensive Wraparound Options (IWO) program in a voluntary program that provides intensive in-home and outpatient services to high risk youth to prevent out of home placement, incarceration or life threatening behaviors.  The program focuses on children who have multiple problems in many of their life domains including home, school, legal, community, etc.  Youth identified for the IWO program are often referred by mental health professionals, local judges, court designated workers, principals, and/or community partners who realize that additional services are needed i.e. cognitive behavioral interventions after hours. Program duration is approximately three months.


Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit (CCSU)/Turning Point


The Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit (CCSU) also known as Turning Point provides services to children birth to 17 years of age, who are in crisis and are at high risk for hospitalization or require removal from home/foster care during a crisis situation. Mental health, substance abuse, and crisis intervention services are provided. Children admitted to the CCSU remain at the unit until stabilized, usually 5-7 days. During this time, all pertinent community resources are merged to support the child and their family. The CCSU is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.


Children’s Mobile Crisis Team


The Children’s Mobile Crisis Team is a service provided to children/adolescents ages birth through 17 and their families during a time of crisis. The Crisis Team consists of two professionals who respond to calls placed to the CRBH crisis line after office hours, week-ends and holidays. The Children’s Mobile Crisis Team works to ensure that help is accessible and always available to children and their families during a time of crisis. Services are provided within the home. The Children’s Mobile Crisis Team assists the child and/or family in defusing the immediate crisis while ensuring personal safety of all involved. The team stays at the home as long as necessary in order to resolve the immediate issues. The goal of the service is crisis intervention and to maintain the child safely in the home. The family may be referred for outpatient therapy services the next working day to help resolve current issues and prevent future crises. If the crisis team feels the child cannot be safely maintained in the home, the team will look at the least restrictive form of treatment for the child. The team may seek additional assistance from CRBH staff if needed.


Community Collaboration for Children (CCC)


The Community Collaboration for Children (CCC) program is a voluntary program that provides in-home services to families within the Cumberland Valley District who have been identified as being “at-risk”. The program is designed to assist in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Services provided through the CCC program last approximately 45 days and involve frequent home visits (2-3 per week). Services include individual and family therapy to address the issue (s) that placed the family “at-risk” and assist them in addressing problems before a crisis situation develops. Services such a parenting instruction/guidance, appropriate discipline techniques, budgeting and other education/instruction needed by the family are also offered. Referral sources include, but are not limited to: DCBS, Protection and Permanency, Community Partners, School Officials, Health Departments, etc.


Creating Opportunities for Parents Everywhere (COPE)


Creating Opportunities for Parents Everywhere (COPE) is a supportive network of parents seeking and sharing support, resources, skills and strategies. They are dedicated to involving and empowering parents to come together and create opportunities for families in the Cumberland Valley Region. Therapists are available on-site to provide individual and group counseling services to clients and their families.


Moving Beyond Depression (MBD)


The Moving Beyond Depression (MBD) program provides 15-18 In-Home Cognitive Behavioral Therapy sessions to mothers who are sixteen years of age or older, experiencing Pre or Postpartum Depression. The MBD Program involves a comprehensive approach to identifying and treating Major Depression. Referrals to the program are made through the KY HANDS program within the local health department. Special components of this program include but are not limited to: screening, assessment and diagnosis of Major Depression, weekly in-home evidence based IH-CBT sessions and collaboration between MBD therapist and HANDS provider.
Reclaiming Futures Treatment Program/Kentucky Adolescent Treatment Enhancement and Dissemination (KAT-ED)


The Reclaiming Futures Treatment/Kentucky Adolescent Treatment-Enhancement and Dissemination (KAT-ED) Program is a therapeutic program designed to provide co-occurring treatment to youth. This program is intensely supervised and monitored by the Whitley County Juvenile Court System. Referrals to this program are made from a variety of sources including, but not limited to: School Officials, Court Designated Workers, Department of Community Based Services, Parents/Guardians and the Court System. The program focuses on three primary tracks of service and includes a team based wraparound approach to treatment.


Track 1-Youth with an identified substance abuse and mental health issue who may or may not be charged with a drug offense. Youth will attend and participate in “Seven Challenges” and Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA), which are both evidenced based practices of treatment. This track is built upon the Juvenile Drug Court with modifications. Youth in this Track are referred by the Whitley County District Court.


Track 2-Youth with an identified substance abuse and/or mental health issue which have been placed in court diversion. Youth will be involved in the evidence based practice Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA).


Track 3-Youth at risk for substance abuse and/or mental health issues. Youth will be involved in the evidence based practice Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA.)


Each youth will have a wraparound team that is individualized to meet his/her needs. Team members will consist of a variety of individuals including, but not limited to: a Therapist, a Case Manager/Service Coordinator, Juvenile District Court Judge, Court Staff, Court Designated Worker, Law Enforcement, School Officials, Treatment Providers, Family Members, Natural Helpers and any natural supports available. The wraparound team assists the youth in achieving individual goals while sharing and emphasizing the following program objectives:

  • To learn and live a recovery lifestyle free of alcohol and drugs
  • To learn and practice acceptable and productive life-coping skills
  • To develop a crime-free pattern of living
  • To enhance education or employments skills through vocational training and educational pursuits
  • To enhance self-esteem and self-motivation
  • To increase sober social skills
  • To build a support system through attendance at 12-Step or self-help group
  • To learn the warning signs of relapse and develop a relapse-prevention plan
  • To develop time-management skills
  • To accept responsibility for financial obligations and learn budgeting skills


COMPASS Adolescent Residential Treatment Program


The Adolescent Residential Treatment Program is a 15 bed residential treatment facility for substance use and co-occurring disorders serving adolescent males ages 12-18 years of age. The average length of stay is between 90-120 days. Program staff uses evidenced-based screening, assessment and treatment, specifically designed for adolescents and will include a family component of therapy as well. All services are strength focused, youth guided, family driven, community based and culturally competent. Program staff helps youth put the focus on understanding addiction, problem solving and making thoughtful decisions, in a safe and secure therapeutic environment with counseling, education, family support and a network of aftercare supports. Referrals are accepted statewide and we offer mobile assessments within our eight county service area.


Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)


The Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a voluntary program that provides services at a level of care that is specially designed to treat adolescents between the ages of 12-18 for substance use and co-occurring disorders. The Intensive Outpatient Program includes therapeutic interventions six or more hours per week that are held two or more days per week.


Intensive Wraparound is a pilot program being provided for children who have multiple problems in home, school, community, etc. and are considered high risk. High risk is determined by possible out of home placement, incarceration or life threatening behaviors. These intensive services will involve a “wraparound” therapist working with those involved with the child to provide help in stabilizing the situation. Services will be intensive and expected to last approximately 3 months. For questions regarding referral, please contact Vivian Woods at(606)526-9459.


Reclaiming Futuresin the Cumberlands is a national initiative that utilizes the Reclaiming Futures model and philosophy to initiate changes and improve substance abuse interventions for justice-involved youth. The goal of this initiative is to integrate the “Reclaiming Futures” model, philosophy and process into Whitley County’s current juvenile justice system. This will be achieved by providing skill enhancement to all community partners resulting in an increased access to quality/coordinated interventions and therefore positive outcomes of the youth and families. This initiative will serve as a model for other courts within the region and state and produce system change. As a new site, we are joining 22 other communities in the country utilizing this effective treatment model. Effective system and community change will result from the shared and strategic leadership provided by the Fellowship Change Team represented by judicial, justice, treatment and community fellows.


School Based Services offer individual and group services, provided by Child and Family Interventionists (CFI’s), to school age children with mental health and/or substance abuse problems. Call (606)526-6749 for information.


Therapeutic Child Support (TCS) Services are child focused, family centered and strength based services. TCS assists with treatment and involves participation by the child and family to support the best possible care. TCS services do not replace individual therapy, but enhance it. These identified youth would lack necessary supports such as after-school programs, YMCA, or other types of resources. Contact Denise Marlett  at (606)539-0464 with questions or for more information.


TriCo Mentoring

TriCo Mentoring is a program dedicated to the support of families. Parenting classes are provided using the Nurturing Parenting Program®.  The philosophy of Nurturing Parents emphasizes the importance of raising children in a warm, caring and trusting home so they become respectful, caring and cooperative children. Nurturing Parents is founded on the belief that children cared for in this manner and treated with respect will treat themselves, others and the environment in the same manner.  Nurturing Parents lessons focus on:

  • Ages and Stages of Growth
  • Brain Development in Children and Teens
  • Communicating with Respect
  • Building Self-Worth in Children
  • Understanding Feelings
  • Understanding and Developing Family Morals, Values and Rules
  • Praising Children and their Behavior
  • Alternatives to Spanking
  • Positive Ways to Deal with Anger and Stress

The Evidence-Based Nurturing Parenting Programs® are building Protective Factors in families that when present increase the health and well-being of children and families.

Classes are FREE! Classes meet once per week for 3 hours. Classes consist of Power Point Presentations, videos, discussions and situational role play.

TriCo Mentoring was founded in 1999 and is dedicated to supporting families set and meet long-term goals. TriCo Mentoring helps families learn to resolve problems through encouragement, mentoring, situational role-play, educational classes and enhancing communication skills.



Turning Point is a short-term (7-10 day) residential facility for children and youth who are experiencing a severe emotional, behavioral, or substance abuses crisis and are at risk for hospitalization or out of home placement. For information call (606)526-1626, (606)528-7010 or click the picture above.