MYSI CMH services are coordinated through Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health (DMH) for the community. Our CMH program provides Medicaid-funded community mental health services for all eligible children, youth, families and seniors between the ages of 4 to 84 who are in need of mental and/or behavioral health services.
Parenting Assessment Team
MYSI Parenting Assessment Team (PAT) provides comprehensive clinical assessments that assist workers and supervisors in assessing risk and exploring permanency issues for children with mentally ill parents. To be eligible for PAT services the child or family must have an active DCFS cases. The assessments provided by the team are non-adversarial, non-biased and multi-disciplinary in nature. The focus of the assessment is directed by questions regarding child- custody, treatment, and services, and other concerns related to parenting ability. An independent evaluation with recommendations is provided to assist the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services and the Cook County Juvenile Court in making permanency decisions.
Continuity of Care Center
MYSI Continuity of Care Center (CCC) in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services provides psychiatric consultation and case management services to assure continuity of psychiatric consultation/treatment and mental health care jointly evaluates the child, youth or parents in a manner designed to promote permanency by maintaining, strengthening and safeguarding the functioning of families to:
- Prevent substitute care placement
- Promote family reunification,
- Stabilize foster care placements,
- Facilitate youth development, and
- Ensure the safety, permanency and wellbeing of children and families.