Tri-County Services

Child Mental Health

Often, it’s hard to know why a child is consistently unhappy, angry, aggressive, or anxious or why a child persistently behaves in ways that are just not acceptable. If your child is having emotional or behavioral difficulties, Children’s Services at Tri-County offers a broad range of resources for children with adjustment and behavioral disorders .

Child Mental Health Services

Crisis, Access and Referral »

Children are provided an assessment of needs, determination of eligibility, and referrals to appropriate services. In a crisis, this process will be facilitated in the shortest amount of time possible.  

YES Waiver »

The Youth Empowerment Services waiver is a 1915(c) Medicaid program that helps children and youth with serious mental, emotional and behavioral difficulties. The YES waiver provides intensive services delivered within a strengths-based team planning process called wraparound. Wraparound builds on family and community support and utilizes YES services to help build your family’s natural support network and connection with your community. YES services are family-centered, coordinated and effective at preventing out-of-home placement and promoting lifelong independence and self-defined success.

To participate in the YES waiver, your child must:

  • Be 3-18 years old.
  • Have serious mental, emotional and behavioral difficulties.
  • Have a qualifying mental health diagnosis.
  • Be at risk of being placed outside of their home due to their mental health needs.
  • Meet the criteria to be in a psychiatric hospital.
  • Be eligible for Medicaid (parent's income does not apply).
  • Currently live in a home setting with a legal guardian or on their own.

To request the YES Waiver and schedule an assessment to determine clinical eligiblity for your child, please contact:  1-800-347-5208


Counseling »

This therapeutic intervention serves to develop strengths and coping mechanisms for issues that are related to the child’s area of severe emotional disturbance. Parent and family interventions are commonly provided. 

Case Management »

Staff is available for crisis intervention, advocacy and assisting children and families in gaining access to medical, social support, educational and other services. 

Rehabilitation Service »

The rehabilitation services program provides children and their families with skills training necessary to cope with their mental health diagnosis and the challenges it brings.




Click HERE to View information about the Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Program


Admission Eligibility »

Tri-County Services provides services for children in compliance with Department of State Health Service criteria. Children must be severely emotionally disturbed as evidenced by major functioning impairments in school, home, and related settings and require treatment to return to acceptable functioning levels.


Intake Checklist for Visits »

Service Locations »  





Have questions about our Child Mental Health Services?

View our Child Mental Health Services Frequently Asked Questions »


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