Mental Health services are provided to youth and families throughout Pierce County. Primary partnerships are with the RSN (Regional Support Network) and DCFS (Division of Children and Family Services). All services reflect the mission and values of family preservation. Safety, Family Voice, and Unconditional Care drive the work of Pierce County Family Preservation.
Mental health FAST and Wraparound services are accessed through Optum Pierce County RSN at (253) 292-4200.
Children’s’ Administration FAST and BRS services are accessed through Children’s Administration. Call (253) 983-6200 for more information.
What We Do
Intensive support services are provided to families with children at risk of out of home placement. This is a short-term (up to 90 days) community-based alternative to psychiatric hospitalization or foster care placement. Intended outcomes are increased safety, stabilization, and ensuring children have a permanent family resource.
Wraparound with Intensive Services
Wraparound is a consumer driven, community-based alternative to hospitalization and more restrictive care. It is not a set of “services” but a philosophy and team-based process driven by family voice. The process of Wraparound features team-based assessment, planning, action, and evaluation.
Brief crisis resolution for all youth (under 18 years). Clinician meets the youth and family, assesses the immediate risk, and engages the youth and family in a process of crisis resolution and individualized safety planning. An agreed upon action plan is created with the family, and linkages to other helpful supports and services are initiated. Intervention typically runs less than 72 hours.
Short-term Therapeutic Foster Care for children who are often struggling in the foster care system. Youth typically struggle with loneliness and mental health issues. CCS works diligently to identify and implement a safe, permanent plan with immediate or extended family.
Expanded Wraparound Services
Treatment teams provide services to youth and family in the home and community who have needs beyond the needs of families serviced by traditional office-based services. Each of these teams provides 24/7 services and support to families. The youth must be Medicaid eligible and exhibit behaviors for which a mental health diagnosis applies. Youth are typically between the ages of 7 and 17 and there needs to be justification regarding the reasons the youth and family need the more intensive and flexible services of Expanded Wraparound as opposed to traditional in-office therapy and services provided by other community mental health programs. Families may self-refer or may be referred by professionals in the community. Call 253-759-9544 for more information.