The Youth Care Transition (YCT) program provides coordinated services for youth who are admitted to Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs), Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Hospital (CABHH), or the 7-county metro area hospital in Minnesota who are in need of placement to a less restrictive setting. Our team of professionals not only work to find the right placement fit for the youth but also provides intensive support throughout the transition and stabilization period, working side by-side with caregivers and community services.
The goal of the program is to provide support during the transition and stabilization period and reduce the risk of return placement. The team will travel to the youth and family to provide on-site support and services.
YCT is designed to be an advocate for the youth and a partner for families. Using various therapy models the team will work with the youth and family to address any behaviors, barriers, and concerns that may arise during the transition period. The YCT program currently serves youth returning to live in the Twin Cities Metro and southern Minnesota counties. Services are available to youth who have successfully completed their treatment objectives and are ready to step down into a less restrictive environment.
Who Does YCT Accept?
Any youth up to the age of 18 years old receiving services from a PRTF, CABHH, or 7-county Twin Cities Metro area hospital can be referred for services.
Criteria for services include:
- Provider at current facility where youth is residing is recommending youth to transition to a less restrictive setting.
- Agreement from youth, parent and/or guardian to receive services and actively participate in services.
- Identified complex needs or barriers that may prevent youth from successfully transitioning to less restrictive community-based setting.
Where Are Youth Placed?
The priority is to reunify youth with their families if possible. YCT staff will engage families early in the discharge process and working side-by side, equip them with the skills and resources needed to care for the youth. If family is not available, the team will locate other living options. Again, the team will work to build connections, establish relationships, and coordinate resources. Making stability during the transition the goal.
How Are the Services Paid For?
All services are paid for via a grant from Minnesota Department of Human Services. There is no cost to families.
Youth Care Transition CONTACT INFORMATION
For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org