An alternative to inpatient hospital care, CACSU provides a safe and secure therapeutic environment for youth experiencing a mental health crisis. CACSU’s primary emphasis is on crisis stabilization, which entails assessment, medication management, and providing supportive care to children and their families.
Mental health issues in children and adolescents often involve disruptive or inappropriate behaviors. Therefore, CACSU concentrates on empowering clients to have autonomy over their thoughts, feelings, and actions. Crisis resolution methods include psychiatric evaluations, administration and monitoring of medication, medication education, personal and group counseling, and nursing services.
The average length of stay at CACSU is three to five days.