COSP: FAQ

FAQ:

What is the service?
Behavioral Health (or therapeutic) service comprised of Master’s Level and Bachelor’s Level Professionals who provide intensive support to children and adolescents with psychological, behavioral, and emotional needs.

How are services delivered?
Service are provided in the home, school, and community.

How long are services approved?
On average, services are approved for 6 months.

Will I be able to meet with the staff prior to them working with my child?
Yes, the Mater’s Level clinician assigned to the case will contact the family and meeting time will be arranged.

Will this be on my child’s permanent record?
No.

How much of my participation is required?
Parent involvement is necessary as it is highly connected to the success of the child in the school, home, and community.

What happens after my child is evaluated?
The licensed psychologist will make recommendations for treatment which will be submitted to CBH (Community Behavioral Health) for prescription authorization.

How long until the services start?
Typically, services will begin 3 weeks after the evaluation was conducted.

Will services continue over the summer months?
Yes, services can be provided to support the child in summer school and/or community activities/camps if authorized.

What is a TSS?
Therapeutic Support Staff (TSS) are Associate and Bachelor Level Professionals who provide one on one support to the child in the home, community, and school setting through the use of therapeutic interventions. 

What is a BSC?
Behavioral Specialist Consultant is a Master’s Level Professional who is trained in behavioral analysis/modification techniques in the home and school setting.

What is a MT?
Mobile Therapist is a Master’s Level Professional who is provides psychotherapy/counseling to children and adolescents in the home and community.

Behaviors to look for:

  • Fidgety
  • Inattentive
  • Defiant
  • Poor Concentration
  • Restless
  • Fearful/anxious/nervousness
  • School refusal
  • Stealing/Hoarding
  • Poor social skills
  • Self-Harm
  • Unmotivated
  • Disruptive
  • Sudden changes in mood
  • Tantrums
  • Depressed or sad