PA Children, Youth & Family Services
Children’s Behavioral Health Services
Outpatient Mental Health Services
Traditional outpatient treatment for children, adolescents and family is provided on site at NET’s Spring Garden location. Many therapists are trained to provide both individual and family therapy and, when needed, psychiatric assessment and medication management services are provided in conjunction with therapy. Referrals can be made directly to NET by calling 215.408.4944.
Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services or “Wraparound”
Wraparound services are provided in Pennsylvania in home, school and community settings, either individually or in any combination, depending on need. The treatment team might consist of mobile therapists, behavioral specialists, and therapeutic staff support (TSS) personnel; this team collaborates with other systems and services that are being provided to the family. Wraparound services are generally not considered the first level of care; youth should have received outpatient services or some level of prior care. Services must be recommended by a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist and preauthorized by the applicable medical assistance payer. Referrals can be made directly to NET by calling 215.408.4944.
Family-Focused Behavioral Health Services
This Pennsylvania-based program is designed to serve as an alternative to traditional “wraparound” services. A team comprised of a lead clinician, case manager, and clinical support staff provides intensive support to all members of the family in home, school, and community settings. The program takes a flexible approach to working with families, and there is careful coordination between the treatment team and other community resources. An extensive family assessment is conducted in order to establish clear goals in partnership with the family, and psychiatric assessment and consultation are integrated into the program model. A less intensive version of the Family-Focused model – Family Assisted Community Treatment (FACT) – is also available. Services must be recommended by a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist and authorized by Community Behavioral Health (CBH). Referrals can be made directly to NET by calling 215.408.4944.
School Therapeutic Services
NET delivers therapeutic services to students in Philadelphia schools. A behavioral health clinician provides therapy in a small group setting (a 1:3 ratio) in the school environment. Children with mental health or behavioral needs are referred to the program through school counselors, who work with families to get the necessary referrals.