Community Action Team (CAT)
CAT is a safe and effective alternative to out-of-home placement for children with serious behavioral health conditions.
Based on a family-centered approach, the team -- consisting of a Team Leader, Mental Health Clinicians, a Psychiatrist, a Registered Nurse, Therapeutic Mentors and a Case Manager -- works collaboratively to deliver behavioral health services and assists the family in developing or strengthening their natural support system.
Upon successful completion, the family should have the skills and natural support system needed to maintain improvements made during services.
LAUNCHED: JULY 2018
YOUTH AGES: 11-21
COUNTY: ST. JOHNS
CAT Team Lead
∙ Crisis Intervention 24/7 for supportive counseling
∙ Coordinating care with community providers
∙ Advocating for families
∙ Assistance for access to services such as medical, dental, tutoring, housing, transportation, employment, legal service, and other behavioral services.
∙ Psychiatric services
∙ Respite services
∙ Counseling, therapeutic mentoring and other related therapeutic interventions
∙ Transition services
∙ Transportation assistance
∙ Parenting skills, behavioral modiﬁcation, family education, and independent living skills