About Youth Case Management
Youth Case Management (YCM) services are provided in partnership by the
Division of Child Behavioral Health Services and Trinitas Regional Medical Center. YCM is a
goal directed system, which provides comprehensive services for youth with
special needs and their families. The YCM team works with the youth and
their family to support them through the process of developing or
maintaining appropriate services to maximize the youth's level of
functioning in the community. YCM provides timely, community-based services
for youth, families and caregivers, while collaborating with all parties to
provide strength-based, supportive community living.
Youth Case Management encourages each youth to reach their full potential
for learning, growth, and emotional stability within the family or natural
support system. YCM uses a comprehensive Individualized Service Plan to help
the youth and family to identify short and long term goals within many life
domains; and encourages continued growth toward reaching those goals. The
Youth Case Managers are knowledgeable in a vast array of services; school,
vocation, legal, psychiatric, clinical, to name a few.
Who Do We Serve?
Youth Case Management serves children and adolescents who reside in Union
County, or whose family of origin currently resides in Union County. Youth
Case Management works with youth living with their parents, or identified
caregiver; and works with children living in congregate care with the goal
of returning home.
Youth Case Management provides services for youth with special needs and
challenges within the behavioral / emotional health spectrum. Our goal is to
promote normal development patterns and to prevent conditions from worsening
and requiring a higher level of intervention.
Coordinated Assessment, Development & Implementation of Plan
Service Coordination and Management
Strength-Based, Supportive Approach
How To Refer To YCM
With consent from the guardian, a referral to YCM is made by calling 1-877-652-7624.
A representative from Value Options, the Contract System's Administrator
(CSA), will receive the phone call; the caller must request YCM services.
Once the CSA determines that YCM is the appropriate service intervention,
the CSA will refer the youth to Youth Case Management. A Youth Case Manager
will contact the family and will begin providing services
Is the Family Involved?
Youth Case Managers utilize community resources to support the youth and
family. The Youth Case Manager will collaborate with the family to help
determine the agencies already involved and with whom they would like to
involve in the current care. YCM respects the family's experience and
knowledge regarding the youth and will partner with the family to understand
and provide what is needed.
For more information, please contact the Program Director at