FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DOES AN AGENCY NEED TO REFER MY CHILD TO THE MSY PROGRAM?
No, you as a parent can refer to MSY Program. Many times the family will be working with an agency and so the agency helps with the referral packet, but parents can self refer as well.
HOW CAN YOU HELP MY FAMILY?
Our services can be a variety of things. It is individualized and goals are set by the family. Service Coordination can include: connecting with counseling, paying for positive activities, respite care and other services.
HOW DO I START THE PROCESS?
You can either contact the MSY Coordinator as listed above or download the referral packet and release of information. When all is completed just mail or fax it to the address above.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM ELIGIBLE?
These services are for children that have multiple needs, Many utilize or need mental health, juvenile court, drug/alcohol or development disabilities services. Questions can be directed to the MSY Coordinator, contact info listed above.
THE MULTI SYSTEM PROGRAM SERVES THE FOLLOWING POPULATIONS:
1. Adjudicated youth and families
2. At-risk children and families defined as:
a. Children (birth to 22 yrs. of age) deemed to be at risk of failing to thrive in their home, school or in the community
b. Specifically, children displaying the following risk factors
i. Not achieving the developmental milestones as outlined in the Help Me Grow Policies and Procedures
ii. Known medical conditions
iii. Health and safety risks
iv. Parental risk factors
c. Youth at-risk of engaging in drug use, anti- social behavior or other dangerous behavior
d. Specifically, displaying the following risk factors:
i. Drug/alcohol use/abuse
ii. Failure to thrive in school
iii. At risk of entering the criminal justice system
- Meets monthly (second Tuesday mornings at 9:30 AM)
- Cases are renewed with other agencies on the release.
- Information about the needs and strengths are shared and agencies discuss community resources that would be helpful.
- Staffings are scheduled with the family and the agencies impacting them to provide support while they are accessing services