DuPage County Health Department Child and Adolescent Services

FROM THE Special Needs

The goal of the Child and Adolescent Programs is to strengthenthe functioning of families by assisting a child or adolescent withsevere emotional problems. Staff provides services at the PublicHealth Centers, in homes, schools and in the community. The arrayof services includes diagnostic evaluation; consultation to schoolsand other youth serving organizations; services for the mentallyill/substance abuser; medication management by a childpsychiatrist; counseling; linkage to services; wraparound planningand service coordination; in-home respite; crisis intervention;parent education and support. Pre-employment and job skillstraining, competitive employment and supported employment,specifically for individuals with serious persistent mentalillness. Psychosocial rehabilitation.