Court Assessment & Treatment Services
Individual or family appointments for initial assessment or court-specified evaluation (1-3 sessions).
MULTISYSTEMIC THERAPY SERVICES – serving court-involved youth ages 11 through 17
Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an evidence-based practice, with extensive statistical data to prove its effectiveness for treating youth with significant behavioral disorders such as oppositional defiant behavior (ODD) and conduct disorder (CD). MST is a family and home based treatment that focuses on improving youth functioning in their natural settings – home, school, and community. MST is designed to be a comprehensive intervention that focuses on all of the systems which impact a youth’s life. For this reason, individual and group therapy are not recommended as adjunct services during the time a youth is receiving MST.
MST Treatment Principles:
- Partner with families by identifying strengths, developing natural support systems, and removing barriers that interfere with their capacity to function effectively as parents.
- Promote positive social behaviors while decreasing antisocial behaviors.
- Continuously evaluate the effectiveness of interventions, with weekly renegotiation of strategies as needed to achieve successful outcomes.
VIRGINIA INDEPENDENT CLINICAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (VICAP)
- Contracted mental health assessments for Medicaid to screen for eligibility of in-home, day treatment and mental health skills building services.
REFERRAL INFORMATION to probation officers and Court Services Unit for juvenile and adult sex offender, anger management, and domestic violence treatment.
Fees are based on the cost of delivering each service. A sliding scale, based on family income and number of dependents, allow the agency to make a payment adjustment. Fees may be covered by Medicaid, Medicare, or other third-party insurance. No one is denied service due to an inability to pay.
Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, religion, race, handicap, or national origin.