Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances

Most of our services are covered by Medicaid and Healthy MI insurances but if you have an emergency, anyone in Huron County may just walk in or call.  If you need assistance in arranging for services you may call our Access Center or speak to our customer service representative.

Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitalization

Inpatient psychiatric care may be used to treat a person with mental illness who requires care in a 24 hour medically structured and supervised facility.

Assessments – Psychiatric Evaluation

A comprehensive evaluation, performed face-to-face by a psychiatrist.

Assessments – Health

Health assessment includes activities provided by a registered nurse, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or dietitian to determine the beneficiary’s need for medical services.

Assessments – Psychological Testing

Standardized psychological tests and measures rendered by full, limited-licensed, or temporary limited licensed psychologists.

Assessments – Other Assessments, Tests

Generally accepted professional assessments or tests, other than psychological tests, that are conducted by a mental health care professional within their scope of practice for the purposes of determining eligibility for specialty services and supports.

Crisis Intervention Services

Crisis Intervention Services are unscheduled activities conducted for the purpose of resolving a crisis situation requiring immediate attention.  Activities include crisis response, crisis line, assessment, referral, and direct therapy.

Treatment Planning

Treatment Planning – activities associated with the development and periodic review of the plan of service, including all aspects of the person-centered planning process, such as pre-meeting activities and external facilitation of person-centered planning.

Home Based

Home Based Services programs are designed to provide intensive services to children and their families with multiple service needs who require access to an array of mental health services.

Targeted Case Management

Targeted Case Management is a service that assists beneficiaries to design and implement strategies for obtaining services and supports that are goal-oriented and individualized. Services include assessment, planning, linkage, advocacy, coordination etc.

Wraparound Services

Wraparound services are a highly individualized planning process facilitated by specialized supports coordinators/case managers.  The Wraparound plan is the result of a collaborative team planning process that focuses on the unique strengths, values and preferences of the individual/ child/youth/family and is developed in partnership with other community agencies.

Fiscal Intermediary Services

Fiscal Intermediary Services are defined as services that assist  the adult beneficiary or a representative identified in the beneficiary’s individual plan of services, to meet the beneficiary’s goals of community participation and integration, independence or productivity while controlling his/her budget and choosing staff who will provide the services and supports identified in the IPOS and authorized by the PIHP.

Children’s Waiver Program – Community Living Supports

Community Living Supports (CLS) provides assistance to a family in the care of their child while facilitating the child’s independence and integration into the community. The supports are provided in the child’s home or in community settings.

Children’s Waiver Program – Enhanced Transportation

Transportation costs may be reimbursed when separately specified in the individual plan of services and provided by people other than staff performing CLS, in order to enable a child served by the CWP to gain access to waiver and other community services.

Children’s Waiver Program – Environmental Accessibility Adaptations

Physical adaptations to the home and/or workplace required by the beneficiary’s support plan that are necessary to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the beneficiary, or enable him to function with greater independence within the environment(s).

Children’s Waiver Program – Family Training

This provides for training and counseling services for the families of children served on the CWP.

Children’s Waiver Program – Non-Family Training

This service provides coaching, supervision and monitoring of CLS staff by professional staff (LLP, MSW, or QMRP). The professional staff will work with parents and CLS staff to implement the plan.

Children’s Waiver Program – Respite Care

Children’s Waiver Program – Respite Care services are provided to the child on an intermittent or short-term basis because of the absence or need for relief of the parent. This service can be provided by a qualified provider under contract with the CMHSP.

Children’s Waiver Program – Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies

Children’s Waiver Program – Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies may include devices, controls, or appliances specified in the individual plan of services which enable the child to increase his abilities to perform activities of daily living etc.

Children’s Waiver Program – Specialty Services

Children’s Waiver Program – Specialty Services include music therapies, recreation therapies, art therapies, and massage therapies.

Assistive Technology 

Assistive Technology is an item or set of items that enable the individual to increase his ability to perform activities of daily living with a greater degree of independence than without them.

Community Living Supports

Community Living Supports are used to increase or maintain personal self-sufficiency, facilitating an individual’s achievement of community inclusion and participation, independence, or productivity.

Family Support and Training

Family Support and Training are services provided to family members of persons with serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance or developmental disability for the purpose of assisting the family.

Prevention Direct Service Models

Prevention Direct Service Models are programs using individual, family and group interventions designed to reduce the incidence of behavioral, emotional or cognitive dysfunction, thus reducing the need.

Respite Care Services

Respite Care Services are services that are provided to assist in maintaining a goal of living in a natural community home by temporarily relieving the unpaid care giver.

Skill Building Assistance

Skill Building Assistance consists of activities that assist a beneficiary to increase his economic self-sufficiency and/or to engage in meaningful activities such as school, work, and/or volunteering.


A highly individualized process performed by specialized case managers who plan for, and deliver wrap-around services and incidental non-staff items, medically necessary for the child.  Wraparound utilizes family teams often composed of multiple agencies.

Behavior Treatment Plan Review

Any behavior treatment plan that proposes aversive, restrictive or intrusive techniques, or psycho-active medications for behavior control purposes [where the target behavior is not due to an active substantiated psychotic process], must be reviewed.

Health Services

Health Services are provided for improving the beneficiary’s overall health and ability to care for health-related needs.  This includes nursing services (on a per-visit basis, not on-going hourly care), dietary/nutritional services, maintenance, etc.

Medication Administration

Medication Administration is the process of giving a physician-prescribed oral medication, injection, intravenous (IV) or topical medication treatment to a beneficiary.  This shouldn’t be used as a separate coverage when other health services are utilized.

Medication Review

Medication Review is evaluating and monitoring medications, their effects, and the need for continuing or changing the medication regimen.  Medication review includes the administration of screening tools for the presence of extra pyramidal symptoms.

Therapy (Mental Health) Child and Adult, Individual, Family, Group (Prev. Clinic Services)

Treatment activities designed to reduce maladaptive behaviors, maximize behavioral self-control or restore normalized psychological functioning, reality orientation, re-motivation and emotional adjustment.  Evidence-based practices are included.

Serious Emotional Disturbance Waiver (SEDW) – Community Living Supports – Children

Community Living Supports (CLS) are used to increase or maintain personal self-sufficiency, thus facilitating a beneficiary’s achievement of his goals of community inclusion and remaining in their home and may be provided in the beneficiary’s home.

Serious Emotional Disturbance Waiver (SEDW) Transitional Services – Children

Transitional services are a one-time-only expense to assist beneficiaries returning to their family home and community while the family is in the process of securing other benefits.

Serious Emotional Disturbance Waiver (SEDW) – Family Support and Training – Children

Family Support and Training provides training and support services provided by a peer-parent–with specialized training, for the families of beneficiaries. It is also a service directed to the family and designed to improve and develop the family’s skills.

Serious Emotional Disturbance Waiver (SEDW) – Foster Care, Therapeutic – Children

Child Therapeutic Foster Care (CTFC) is an evidence-based practice. It provides an intensive therapeutic living environment for a child with challenging behaviors. Components include:  intensive parental supervision, positive adult-youth relationships.

Serious Emotional Disturbance Waiver (SEDW) – Respite Care – Children

Respite care is services provided to beneficiaries unable to care for themselves that are furnished on a short-term basis because of the absence or need for relief of those persons normally providing the care.

Serious Emotional Disturbance Waiver (SEDW) – Wraparound Services – Children

Wraparound Service Facilitation and Coordination for Children and Adolescents is a highly individualized planning process performed by specialized wraparound facilitators who, using the model, coordinate the planning for, and delivery of services.

Autism – Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services are provided to increase developmentally-appropriate skills to facilitate a child’s independence and directed toward developing functional communication, independent self-care tasks, receptive language, and/or any additional behaviors that will enable the child to more readily integrate with typically developing peers.  These services are provided to or on behalf of the child by training their parents/caregivers, or ABA Aides to deliver services.

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