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"Even when we’re surrounded by those we love, we can still feel alone and disconnected. CAT Team’s goal is to instill hope and strengthen the natural support system by treating not just the client, but the family as a whole. Research shows children greatly benefit when their family is involved in treatment. They tend to feel more supported, experience a sense of shared responsibility, and know there are people they can depend on. Our team and yours can work collaboratively towards your overall wellness."

Gladys Ugarte, LMHC Program Manager

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Community Action Team (CAT Team)

When a traditional approach hasn't worked, Gracepoint's CAT Team steps in to provide intense behavioral health services to youth and their families. 

 

The team provides family-centered services which are individualized according to the strengths and needs of each youth and family. The overall goal is to support and sustain youth within their family, community and in school. Our approach is integrated with behavioral, trauma and substance abuse interventions.  The whole family is embraced, and we have found it's essential to have family commitment and participation for the best outcomes. 

CAT Team was designed for:

Youth ages 11 to 21 who meet two or more of the following criteria:

  • Are at risk for out-of-home placement;

  • Have had repeated psychiatric hospitalizations or outpatient treatment failures;

  • Have been involved with the Department of Juvenile Justice or multiple episodes involving law enforcement;

  • Poor academic performance, multiple suspensions or school “drop-outs”.

Program goals:

  • Improve school related outcomes, such as attendance, grades and graduation rates

  • Decrease out-of-home placements

  • Improve family/youth relationships

  • Decrease substance use/abuse

  • Decrease psychiatric hospitalizations

  • Transition into age appropriate services

  • Increase health and wellness

What we do:

  • Improve school related outcomes, such as attendance, grades and graduation rates

  • Decrease out-of-home placements

  • Improve family/youth relationships

  • Psychiatric evaluation and medication management

  • Therapy (individual, group and family)

  • Case management

  • Mentoring

  • Crisis intervention and 24/7 on-call support

  • In-school advocacy, coordination and tutoring

  • Legal system advocacy and coordination

  • Parenting support, skills and behavior modification for the entire family

  • Help build family support system

  • Employment and vocational services

  • Life skills development and Respite services

 

For more information, please contact Gladys Ugarte, LMHC Program Manager at gugarte@gracepointwellness.org or 813-239-8453 

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