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Children's Case Management

The COPE Children's Case Management team is a comprehensive service program.  This program is the essential assessing, planning, linking, monitoring and advocate service for children and the families of children who meet the following criteria:

         Basic Case Management

The population for basic children's case management services is limited to children and adolescents ages birth through 17 who either have or are at risk for developing a serious emotional disturbance.

          Targeted Case Management

Targeted Case Management provides intensive services to children ages birth through 17.  Case managers providing Targeted Case Management must each limit their caseloads to a maximum of twenty (20) children.

The population for Targeted Case Management is limited to children and adolescents who have a serious emotional disturbance as indicated by:

  1. A defined mental disorder diagnosis under DSM IV or current edition;
  2. A level of functional disability which requires two (2) or more coordinated and integrated mental health services to enable the child to live in a home in the community and be successful in school;
  3. The duration of the disability will, in professional judgment, last for at least one year.
  4. The child is in an out-of-home placement or at documented risk of out-of-home placement.

This service ensures that children, youth and their families receive Mental Health services, and are linked with other resources and services necessary to result in a positive impact on their problems. 

Referrals for Children's Case Management services may come from parents, Florida Department of Children and Families related service components, schools, medical or mental health professionals, and/or Psychiatric Hospitals.

 

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