CASS serves children in foster care and their families throughout San Diego County. Youth are from birth to 18 years of age and may be living with relative caregivers, non-relative extended family members, foster parents, prospective adoptive parents, or in small group homes. CASS works directly with the youth, their family, and other important supporters including school personnel, CASAs, coaches, social workers, and therapists.
Eligibility: Children and youth under 18 who may be living with relative caregivers, non-relative extended family members, foster parents, prospective adoptive parents, or in small group homes.
Program Synopsis: CASS works directly with the youth, their families, and other important stakeholders including school personnel, CASAs, coaches, social workers, and therapists.
About the Program:
A comprehensive assessment of the youth and family’s strengths and needs. In-home clinicians utilize individual and family counseling, case management and psycho-education that are customized according to youth and family needs and include crisis intervention, intensive case management and collateral contacts, direct therapeutic interventions, and crisis stabilization to support stability in their home. Additionally we advocate for youth at Individual Education Program meetings, Child Welfare meetings, and meetings related to mental health and the placement needs of children and youth in foster care.
Services are provided in-home. Therapists make an assessment, work with youth and families to develop a comprehensive treatment plan, and provide on-going reporting and case management. The goals of the program are to address the youth’s mental health needs, diminish the safety risks, and to preserve the family.
Families are referred to CASS by San Diego Child Welfare Social Workers. To make a referral, please contact your assigned San Diego Child Welfare Social Worker.
This program is funded through a contract with the County of San Diego.
Comprehensive Assessment and Stabilization Services 3434 Grove Street, Lemon Grove, California 91945