A Team Approach
An entire team of dedicated professionals, including case managers, therapists, nurse practitioners, and peer specialists will work with your family to provide a more intensive treatment than ‘traditional’ outpatient settings. Our team is available 24/7 to respond to crisis calls and can come out, when necessary, to prevent crisis situations or law enforcement involvement. The team provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management, family/individual therapy, case management, nursing, and peer recovery services. The CAT team strives to enhance the quality of life for the youth and their family allowing them to reach their full potential and remain in the community.
Rest and Recharge
As family commitment and participation is vital and expected for a successful outcome, one added benefit of the CAT program is the unique ability to provide respite care to tired caregivers. Respite care is time-limited: not lasting more than four hours, but provides caregivers time to breathe and recharge.
The CAT team serves children and youth ages 11-21 with a mental health diagnosis or co-occurring substance use diagnosis with one or more of the following:
- At-risk for out-of-home placement
- Repeated Psychiatric hospitalizations
- History/current involvement with DJJ or multiple law enforcement episodes
- Poor academic performance and/or suspensions.
- Strengthen the family and support systems for youth and young adults to assist them to live successfully in the community
- Improve school-related outcomes such as attendance, grades, and graduation rates
- Decrease out-of-home placements
- Improve family and youth functioning
- Decrease substance use and abuse
- Decrease psychiatric hospitalizations
- Increase health and wellness
For more information about our CAT teams, or to schedule a screening, please contact our offices:
CAT Leon, Gadsden, and Wakulla: (850) 523-3333 Ext. 3444
CAT Liberty and Franklin: (850) 523-3333 Ext. 7537
CAT Jefferson, Madison, and Taylor: (850) 523-3333 Ext. 7260