While some children with mental health issues respond well to outpatient treatment, for others, it’s important for a therapist to be available more often, and in more places. Short Term Enhanced Programming (STEP) provides extra mobile assistance to children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbances. In the home, in school, and in the community, STEP gives your child the support they need to improve their ability to cope and grow, regardless of the time or circumstance.
Who does it serve?
Children and adolescents age 6-21 with severe emotional disturbance who need consistent, intense support.
What can you expect?
- STEP provides intense support to the client in their school, their home, or their community.
- A mobile therapist meets with the child on a flexible schedule based on client availability.
- Services may last up to 1½ years, depending on need.
How do you enroll your child?
STEP is one of a spectrum of mental health programs Familylinks offers for children and adolescents. To find out which might be right for you or your child, contact centralized intake to schedule an assessment: 866-583-6003