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Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP)

Purpose/Description:

The focus of CASSP (Child and Adolescent Service System Program) is to develop and coordinate a plan of care for children and adolescents with emotional, mental health, or behavioral issues. CASSP ensures that children and their families will have access to and receive a full array of services to meet their needs. There is no cost to use the services of this program. It is FREE to all participants.

The CASSP principles, which the program strives to adhere to, are to provide services that are:

  • Child-centered
  • Family-focused
  • Community-based
  • Multi-system
  • Culturally competent
  • Least intrusive/least restrictive

Services:

The CASSP Coordinator is responsible for facilitating meetings for children or adolescents who are involved in multiple service systems. It is the Coordinator's responsibility to facilitate problem solving meetings, assist the team in developing a collaborative service plan, and follow up with the team members to ensure the plan is being implemented and giving a positive impact on the child’s functioning. The CASSP Release Information Form and the CASSP Referral Form must be completed and submitted prior to scheduling an interagency meeting. For assistance in completing the forms, please contact the CASSP Coordinator listed below.

Any child from birth to 21 years old receiving multiple services, or who is unable to access services, is eligible for assistance from CASSP.


 

Forms and Documents:

CASSP Referral Forms and Information are linked below. These documents are also available in our Forms and Publications link to the left hand side.

 

CASSP News

September 2014 News Alert