What We Do:
What is WISe?
WISe stands for Wraparound with Intensive Services. WISe is a voluntary service that takes a team approach to meeting your child’s needs. It provides intensive mental health services to support your child and helps your family reach your goals.
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Youth Crisis Service
Children and youth in crisis are served by a team of Child and Adolescent Mental Health clinical staff and peers through CCS, Family Behavioral Health 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Building on 30+ years’ experience of community and home-based crisis work with children and families in Pierce County, FBH offers a full array of strategies to assist families in resolving crises in their children. Services may range from a one-time crisis contact to referrals to community mental health providers or a more intensive service areas such WISe, FAST or other community providers.
Upon notification of a crisis, an FBH clinician calls the referent to assess the crisis. Typically, the clinician responds in 90 minutes or less to the crisis location. Families are met at the family home, school, park, shelter, Emergency Departments, or anywhere in the community the crisis occurs. The majority of time the clinician will meet the youth and family face-to-face, assess the immediate risk and engage the youth and family in a process of crisis resolution and individualized safety planning. An agreed upon Safety Plan is created with the family. Linkages to other helpful supports and services are initiated. The family has daily contact throughout the Crisis.
Access to Service: Contact Pierce County Crisis Line: 800-576-7764
FAST-Family, Assessment & Stabilization Team
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. FAST provides a team-based rapid and intensive crisis response to children, youth and families resulting in improved safety and stability, prevention of out-of-home placement or placement disruptions, and/or prevention of psychiatric hospitalization. FAST utilizes a strength-based, family-driven and youth-guided approach, incorporating a strong emphasis on increased family engagement and family connections as well as facilitating access to ongoing natural and community supports. The FAST team provide the full range of brief, solution-focused mental health services and supports – including the use of Parent and Youth Peer supports. Intended outcomes are increased safety, stabilization, and ensuring children have a permanent family resource.
Access to Service: Call the Access team: 253.759.9544