934 N. Water
Wichita, KS 67203
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350 S. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67202
The Children's Services program addresses children's mental health issues and behavioral problems that stem from mental illnesses in an effort to help them become productive members of the community.
Children's Services is available to children younger than 18
years (up to 22 years in certain circumstances) who have serious emotional and
social problems that disrupt community, school and family relationships. These
are children at risk for out-of-home placement or psychiatric hospitalization.
Children who meet the criteria for serious emotional
disturbance can be referred to CS by a family member, physician, therapist,
psychologist, teacher, school counselor, or other concerned person. The initial
screening to determine CS eligibility is completed by staff. Call 660-9605 to
schedule a screening.
Fees for Children’s Services are based on a sliding scale set
by the family’s level of earned income. Medicaid and some health insurances are
Read a fact sheet about
children's mental health and
the Children's Services program at COMCARE.
The case manager coordinates any services that are needed to help the child remain in the home. A case manager also assists the family in developing the treatment plan in conjunction with the treatment team.
The role of the Children’s Services case manager is to:
Help the family members recognize their own strengths and
use these strengths to reach their goals.
Teach family members how to make their own decisions
while getting the help they need from community agencies.
Work with the child and family through role-modeling,
counseling, and service activities while developing close relationships with
all family members.
Individual and family therapy is also available at COMCARE
Children's Services. Therapists can assist the child and family members in
developing strategies to reduce symptoms, manage stress and improve behavior.
All therapists at CS are licensed in the state of Kansas to provide
A board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist is on
staff to evaluate the need for medication, prescribe as necessary, and provide
ongoing medication management for children and adolescents in this program.
Proud of Me is a program for young children ages 2½ to 5
years who have challenging behaviors at home, at preschool or child care, or in
the community. The purpose of the program is to provide a supportive environment
where children can develop and practice the social, emotional and behavioral
skills needed to succeed in school, home and the community. Proud of Me is
designed to work in conjunction with academically based preschools. “Conscious
Discipline” by Dr. Becky Bailey is the foundation for the program interventions.
Proud of Me Brochure
Proud of Me en Español
Attendant Care Services is provided on a one-to-one basis
with a provider spending time with individual children and youth, helping them
to reach their treatment goals. The primary focus of this service is to provide
medically necessary maintenance and support to the child.
Psychosocial rehabilitation is a community-based service
provided by Children’s Services and through various contractors in the
community. This service is provided to youth individually or in groups with a
focus on reducing functional impairments related to the youth’s mental health
The HCBS/SED Waiver allows children, who would otherwise need
institutional care at a state mental health hospital, to access a state covered
insurance plan. In addition, this insurance plan provides for an array of mental
health services with a focus on helping the youth remain in their homes, schools
This service provides the training and support necessary to
ensure engagement and active participation of the family members in the
treatment planning process and with the ongoing implementation and reinforcement
of skills learned throughout the treatment process. Training is provided to
family members to increase their ability to provide a safe and supportive
environment in the home and community for the child.
Respite care is a planned, short-term break for the child and
family. This allows the child and family members to have time apart while
ensuring that the child’s needs are met.
Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.
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