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Children/Adolescent Emotional Health and Substance Abuse

Children and Adolescent Emotional Health & Substance Abuse

Adolescent emotional health and substance abuse services provide integrated outpatient behavioral health and addictive disorders services for children birth through 18 years and their families to improve overall functioning.

Children and Adolescent Emotional Health & Substance Abuse

Adolescent emotional health and substance abuse services provide integrated outpatient behavioral health and addictive disorders services for children birth through 18 years and their families to improve overall functioning.

Get help today. (225) 922-0445 or (800) 590-2849

Children’s Behavioral Health Services

 

4615 Government Street, Building 1
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Hours: M – F 8 am – 4:30 pm / Evening appointment hours are available
Phone: (225) 922-0445 | (800) 590-2849 (toll free)
Fax: (225) 922-0068
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CBHS provides outpatient behavioral health and addictive disorders services for youth ages 6-18 and their families to improve overall functioning.

 

Our trained staff helps families manage the many issues causing or arising from a child’s emotional and/or substance abuse problems. Our team also serves children with developmental disabilities and/or makes referrals to our developmental disabilities division. We work to ensure service coordination with other child-serving agencies. Getting help early prevents lifelong difficulties.

 

The key services we provide for our Children’s Behavioral Health Services clients include:

  • Information and referral to satellites offices near your area**
  • Screening and assessment 
  • Medication evaluations and management
  • Psychological testing
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Substance abuse prevention
  • Interagency service coordination
  • Education/counseling for emotional disorders and substance abuse
  • Discharge planning, aftercare services and case management
  • Applied behavioral analysis
  • Education/counseling for emotional disorders and substance abuse

Children’s Behavioral Health Services

 

4615 Government Street, Building 1
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Hours: M – F 8 am – 4:30 pm / Evening appointment hours are available
Phone: (225) 922-0445 | (800) 590-2849 (toll free)
Fax: (225) 922-0068
Google Maps

CBHS provides outpatient behavioral health and addictive disorders services for youth ages 6-18 and their families to improve overall functioning.

 

Our trained staff helps families manage the many issues causing or arising from a child’s emotional and/or substance abuse problems. Our team also serves children with developmental disabilities and/or makes referrals to our developmental disabilities division. We work to ensure service coordination with other child-serving agencies. Getting help early prevents lifelong difficulties.

 

The key services we provide for our Children’s Behavioral Health Services clients include:

  • Information and referral to satellites offices near your area**
  • Screening and assessment 
  • Medication evaluations and management
  • Psychological testing
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Substance abuse prevention
  • Interagency service coordination
  • Education/counseling for emotional disorders and substance abuse
  • Discharge planning, aftercare services and case management
  • Applied behavioral analysis
  • Education/counseling for emotional disorders and substance abuse

School Based Therapy Program

 

Administrative Office:
4615 Government Street, Building 1
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Hours: During school hours
Phone: (225) 922-0478 / (800) 590-2849 (toll free)
Fax: (225) 922-2658
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Clinical services for behavioral health problems are offered in select schools, providing therapeutic interventions and medication management, focusing on reducing absenteeism, suspensions, expulsions, and improving grades.
Services are provided during school hours.

 

The child must be enrolled in the school where treatment is given and referred by the school or parent and meet CAHS admission criteria. The key services we provide for our School-Based Therapy Program clients include:

  • Individual, family and group counseling
  • Referral to community services
  • Parent support groups
  • Crisis consultation/intervention
  • Educational presentations on topics relevant to child/adolescent behavior

Schools Where Mental Health Services Are Provided:

Ascension Parish

Donaldsonville High School
Gonzales Middle School
Gonzales Primary School

Baker School System

Baker Heights Elementary School
Bakerfield Elementary School

East Baton Rouge Parish

Belaire High
Broadmoor Elementary
Broadmoor Middle
Capitol Elementary
Capitol Middle
Claiborne Elementary
Eden Park Superintendent’s Academy
Highland Elementary
LaBelle Aire Elementary
Magnolia Woods Elementary
McKinley High
Melrose Elementary
Merrydale Elementary
Park Forest Middle
Ryan Elementary
Tara High
Winbourne Elementary
Woodlawn High
Woodlawn Middle

East Feliciana Parish

Jackson Elementary School

Iberville Parish

Crescent Elementary School
Iberville Elementary School
Plaquemine High School

Pointe Coupee Parish

Valverda Elementary School

West Baton Rouge Parish

Cohn Elementary
Port Allen Middle
Port Allen High

West Feliciana Parish

West Feliciana Middle School
West Feliciana High School

School Based Therapy Program

 

Administrative Office:
4615 Government Street, Building 1
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Hours: During school hours
Phone: (225) 922-0478 / (800) 590-2849 (toll free)
Fax: (225) 922-2658
Google Maps

Clinical services for behavioral health problems are offered in select schools, providing therapeutic interventions and medication management, focusing on reducing absenteeism, suspensions, expulsions, and improving grades.
Services are provided during school hours.

 

The child must be enrolled in the school where treatment is given and referred by the school or parent and meet CAHS admission criteria. The key services we provide for our School-Based Therapy Program clients include:

  • Individual, family and group counseling
  • Referral to community services
  • Parent support groups
  • Crisis consultation/intervention
  • Educational presentations on topics relevant to child/adolescent behavior

Schools Where Mental Health Services Are Provided:

Ascension Parish

Donaldsonville High School
Gonzales Middle School
Gonzales Primary School

Baker School System

Baker Heights Elementary School
Bakerfield Elementary School

East Baton Rouge Parish

Belaire High
Broadmoor Elementary
Broadmoor Middle
Capitol Elementary
Capitol Middle
Claiborne Elementary
Eden Park Superintendent’s Academy
Highland Elementary
LaBelle Aire Elementary
Magnolia Woods Elementary
McKinley High
Melrose Elementary
Merrydale Elementary
Park Forest Middle
Ryan Elementary
Tara High
Winbourne Elementary
Woodlawn High
Woodlawn Middle

East Feliciana Parish

Jackson Elementary School

Iberville Parish

Crescent Elementary School
Iberville Elementary School
Plaquemine High School

Pointe Coupee Parish

Valverda Elementary School

West Baton Rouge Parish

Cohn Elementary
Port Allen Middle
Port Allen High

West Feliciana Parish

West Feliciana Middle School
West Feliciana High School

Infant Child and Family Center

Administrative Office:
4615 Government Street, Building 1
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Hours: M – F 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (225) 922-2654
Fax: (225) 922-2620
ICFC is not currently accepting referrals.
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ICFC provides outpatient services providing assessment and treatment for children, birth to 6 years of age, who are involved with the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) or who have been prenatally exposed to alcohol or other drugs, or to other trauma. The key services we provide for our Infant Child and Family Center clients include:

  • Behavioral/psychological treatment
  • Emotional, social and relationship or attachment therapy
  • Home visits

  • Fine motor, self-care skills and sensory processing
  • treatmentSpeech and language treatment
  • Parenting support
  • School consultations

Infant Child and Family Center

Administrative Office:
4615 Government Street, Building 1
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Hours: M – F 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (225) 922-2654
Fax: (225) 922-2620
Google Maps

ICFC provides outpatient services providing assessment and treatment for children, birth to 6 years of age, who are involved with the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) or who have been prenatally exposed to alcohol or other drugs, or to other trauma. The key services we provide for our Infant Child and Family Center clients include:

  • Behavioral/psychological treatment
  • Emotional, social and relationship or attachment therapy
  • Home visits

  • Fine motor, self-care skills and sensory processing
  • treatmentSpeech and language treatment
  • Parenting support
  • School consultations

ASCEND | Accelerated Supports for a Child’s Evolving Neurodevelopment

Administrative Office:
4615 Government Street, Building 1
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: (225) 925-1910
Email: ASCEND@la.gov
Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a medical condition that impacts a child’s normal development of the brain and affects talking, thinking and interacting with others in leisure, learning and play activities. More than 40 percent have trouble speaking. Although there is no cure, a child who receives specialized services can make great strides.

Why do we need services for children diagnosed with autism?

It is now known that 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with autism. Many children with a developmental disability are not identified until after entering school. Early intervention (before school age) can have a significant impact on a child’s ability to learn new skills as well as reduce the need for costly interventions throughout life.

ASCEND stands for Accelerated Supports for a Child’s Evolving NeuroDevelopment. It offers comprehensive therapy to children ages 2 to 5 years who have been professionally diagnosed with autism. The program provides up to six hours of ABA per day, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Based on a thorough assessment, the treatment team will be assembled around the child’s individual needs. Goals and objectives for the child will be created.

Although the child is the primary focus of services, it is also recognized that the health of the family unit is important to the child’s well-being.

What are some important facts about autism services in Greater Baton Rouge area?

Based on statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, we know that at least 500 preschool children are estimated to have autism in this region and many lack the resources to get comprehensive services to achieve the greatest benefits. There is a great need for specialized services for these children.

The Capital Area Human Services agency’s Division of Development Disabilities has created a new program to address the unmet needs of these children and their families. Capital Area Human Services is a trusted service behavioral health and developmental disabilities provider to children and adults in a seven-parish region.

What is the ASCEND Program? Who is eligible?

Many studies have demonstrated that intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) training for preschool children leads to substantial improvements in a child’s social skills, communication skills, intellectual ability, educational performance, and general adaptive ability.

Who can diagnose autism?

The diagnosis must be completed by a qualified professional who is practicing within their scope of expertise and has at least two years of experience in the differential diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and co-morbid disorders.

The qualified professional must be licensed in the state of Louisiana and be a psychologist, psychiatrist, neurologist or developmental neurologist. The Capital Area Human Services agency’s Development Disabilities staff can also provide testing for a diagnosis of autism.

How will the treatment teams work with children individually?

Goals and objectives will be created by the team for each child in the program. Children in the ASCEND program are served by various specialists specific to a child’s needs and may include Applied Behavior Analysts, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Nutritionists, Social Workers, Psychiatrists, and Psychologists.

What is the cost of the program?

Capital Area Human Services accepts Louisiana Medicaid and private insurance as payment for its ASCEND therapy program. Please contact the CAHS Billing Department to find out if CAHS participates in your particular network plan. Copays, coinsurance, and deductibles do apply for services rendered; however, CAHS may be able to offer pre-arranged payment plans to cover out of pocket costs. Please call the Billing Offices at 225-922-0838 or 225-922-1305 for more information.

How do I get more information about enrolling my child in ASCEND?

For more information on the program, please call the ASCEND admissions program at 225-925-1910.

ASCEND | Accelerated Supports for a Child’s Evolving Neurodevelopment

Administrative Office:
4615 Government Street, Building 1
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: (225) 925-1910
Email: ASCEND@la.gov
Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Google Maps

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a medical condition that impacts a child’s normal development of the brain and affects talking, thinking and interacting with others in leisure, learning and play activities. More than 40 percent have trouble speaking. Although there is no cure, a child who receives specialized services can make great strides.

Why do we need services for children diagnosed with autism?

It is now known that 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with autism. Many children with a developmental disability are not identified until after entering school. Early intervention (before school age) can have a significant impact on a child’s ability to learn new skills as well as reduce the need for costly interventions throughout life.

ASCEND stands for Accelerated Supports for a Child’s Evolving NeuroDevelopment. It offers comprehensive therapy to children ages 2 to 5 years who have been professionally diagnosed with autism. The program provides up to six hours of ABA per day, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Based on a thorough assessment, the treatment team will be assembled around the child’s individual needs. Goals and objectives for the child will be created.

Although the child is the primary focus of services, it is also recognized that the health of the family unit is important to the child’s well-being.

What are some important facts about autism services in Greater Baton Rouge area?

Based on statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, we know that at least 500 preschool children are estimated to have autism in this region and many lack the resources to get comprehensive services to achieve the greatest benefits. There is a great need for specialized services for these children.

The Capital Area Human Services agency’s Division of Development Disabilities has created a new program to address the unmet needs of these children and their families. Capital Area Human Services is a trusted service behavioral health and developmental disabilities provider to children and adults in a seven-parish region.

What is the ASCEND Program? Who is eligible?

Many studies have demonstrated that intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) training for preschool children leads to substantial improvements in a child’s social skills, communication skills, intellectual ability, educational performance, and general adaptive ability.

Who can diagnose autism?

The diagnosis must be completed by a qualified professional who is practicing within their scope of expertise and has at least two years of experience in the differential diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and co-morbid disorders.

The qualified professional must be licensed in the state of Louisiana and be a psychologist, psychiatrist, neurologist or developmental neurologist. The Capital Area Human Services agency’s Development Disabilities staff can also provide testing for a diagnosis of autism.

How will the treatment teams work with children individually?

Goals and objectives will be created by the team for each child in the program. Children in the ASCEND program are served by various specialists specific to a child’s needs and may include Applied Behavior Analysts, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Nutritionists, Social Workers, Psychiatrists, and Psychologists.

What is the cost of the program?

Capital Area Human Services accepts Louisiana Medicaid and private insurance as payment for its ASCEND therapy program. Please contact the CAHS Billing Department to find out if CAHS participates in your particular network plan. Copays, coinsurance, and deductibles do apply for services rendered; however, CAHS may be able to offer pre-arranged payment plans to cover out of pocket costs. Please call the Billing Offices at 225-922-0838 or 225-922-1305 for more information.

How do I get more information about enrolling my child in ASCEND?

For more information on the program, please call the ASCEND admissions program at 225-925-1910.