Local counties contract with HDC to provide case management services to adults and children with serious mental health issues. Case managers work closely with individuals and families to help them access needed supports and services to maximize independence, mental health, and community integration.
CTSS is designed to help children under the age of 18 with mental health, emotional, and behavioral issues. This service is based on the unique and changing needs of the child and is designed to improve the child’s functioning within the family and community. CTSS activities take place in the child’s home and the community.
The social and emotional development of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers is important, and so are the relationships they have with their caregivers. ECMH services for these children (ages 0-5 years old) and their families focus on enhancing the connection between young children and their caregivers.
PCIT is a great opportunity for families with young children (ages 2-7 years old) whose behaviors are difficult to manage. Families participate in weekly sessions that provide training for parents on how to manage children’s behavior while improving their relationships with their children. PCIT has been successful with oppositional/defiant problems, aggressive behaviors, Attention Deficit Hyper-Activity Disorder (ADHD), severe temper tantrums, the impact of abuse/neglect, and exposure to alcohol/drugs before birth. PCIT requires a 12–14-week commitment to 1 hour-long sessions per week.
Psychiatry services include evaluations, treatment, and medication management for depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders. HDC psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses are skilled in pharmacology for children and adults.
Services are offered in HDC offices and at contracted locations. Psychiatry also offers services via ITV to Cook County and other locations.
HDC offers therapy in individual, family, and group settings. Some issues addressed by HDC therapists include depression, anxiety, grief, abuse, life stress, family and marital issues, pain management, eating disorders, and anger management. Services are open to children, adolescents, and adults.