Children's Crisis Screening
The crisis screening program provides timely assessments for at-risk children who are experiencing acute, chronic or severe disturbances. Once assessed for need, services which maybe arranged through this point of entry include short-term crisis intervention/stabilization, case management, residential care, short- or long-term hospitalization, or any other mental health program available in the community or at The Guidance Center.
Symptoms/behaviors warranting an immediate crisis screening include:
- Suicidal or homicidal threats or attempts
- Psychotic behavior or symptoms
- Extremely aggressive behavior toward others
- Significant pattern of running away or out-of-control behavior
- Recent discovery of physical or sexual abuse
- Significant depression
- Destruction of property
The patient must meet the following criteria:
- Age 17 or younger
- Medicaid, MI Child, or uninsured
- Membership in the CareLink network
- Wayne County residency
- Have a parent or legal guardian (with court papers) present to sign consent form
- Not under the influence of substances at the time of screening
This service is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including weekends and holidays.
For more information contact:
- Children’s Crisis Screening Supervisor, 734-785-7705 x7272
- Children’s Crisis Screener, 734-785-7705 x7805
- After-hours crisis, 734-846-5232
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