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Accurate Mental Health

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 Accurate Mental Health offers children’s mental health services. The services, as regulated by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, are known as Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS).CTSS is a flexible variety of mental health service for children who require varying therapeutic and rehabilitative levels of intervention.  CTSS addresses the conditions of emotional disturbance that impair and interfere with an individual’s ability to function independently.  For children with emotional disturbances, rehabilitation means a series or multidisciplinary combination of psychiatric and psychosocial interventions to restore a child or adolescent to a level of function that they either had had or would have achieved if normal development had not been impaired by a mental disorder.CTSS Services are time-limited.  Eligibility is determined by completion of a diagnostic assessment that documents:
  • Primary diagnosis of an emotional disturbance for children under 18 years old or mental illness for young adults 18 through 20 years old.
  • Determines medical necessity for CTSS services.
  • Completion of standardized assessments.
  • Offers an explanation of findings to the caregivers that reviews the assessment and provides guidance to the family.
Following the completion of a diagnostic assessment, an individual treatment plan is completed.  This must show the specific goals and objectives for the CTSS services.  This treatment plan must be signed by the parent/guardian, client, and the clinical supervisor.  The treatment plan is reviewed and revised every 90 days.CTSS Services that Accurate Mental Health provides include:
  • Diagnostic Assessments
  • Individual and Family Therapy
  • Individual and Family Skills Training 
  • Day Treatment Services for Children and Adolescents 
  • Completion of Standardized Assessments that focus on the child or adolescent’s level of functioning
 Accurate Mental Health currently has four programs.  There are two day treatment programs Minnesota based in Coon Rapids and Princeton.  There are two in-home family therapy programs.  One program is located in Otsego and the other program is located in the St. Cloud/Sartell area.The day treatment programs provide children and adolescents an opportunity to experience success in a social setting with a focus on shifting their inner working model to a more positive, functional one while improving peer relations, behaviors, and self-regulation.  The client receives individual and group psychotherapy, as well as individual and group mental health skills training.The in-home programs provide children, adolescents, and their families individual and/or family skills training, and individual and/or family therapy.  
  • Individual skills training for children or adolescents focus on helping the youth to self-monitor, compensate for, cope with, counteract, or replace psychosocial skills, deficits, or maladaptive skills acquired due to a mental disorder.  
  • Family skills must teach skills needed by parents to enhance the child’s development and help the child to use the skills or develop or maintain a home environment that supports the child’s ongoing use of the skills.  
  • Individual therapy is utilized to assist the client when working on behavioral issues, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and other struggles as related to mental health.
  • It is very important to include the caregivers and siblings in family therapy when appropriate to ensure that the family system feels supported and interacts in healthy productive ways.