As part of Thriving Mind South Florida’s overall commitment to providing safety net services for mental health and substance use in community, we also provide a full array of services for children and youth.
Children and Family-Focused Initiatives
Family Intensive Treatment Team (FIT)
The Family Intensive Treatment (FIT) team model is designed to provide intensive team-based, family-focused, comprehensive services to families in the child welfare system with parental substance abuse.
Community Action Treatment Team
The Community Action Treatment (CAT) program is designed to provide community-based services to children ages 11 to 21 with a mental health or co-occurring substance abuse diagnosis with any accompanying characteristics such as being at-risk for out-of-home placement as demonstrated by repeated failures at less intensive levels of care; having two or more hospitalizations or repeated failures; involvement with the Department of Juvenile Justice or multiple episodes involving law enforcement; or poor academic performance or suspensions. Children younger than 11 may be candidates if they display two or more of the aforementioned characteristics.
Children’s System of Care Expansion SAMHSA Grant
This four-year grant fund the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategic plan for improving and expanding services provided by the system of care (SOC) for young adults with serious emotional disturbances (SED) or those who experience early onset SED/SMI and their families in Miami-Dade.