CFTSS are mental health services under New York State (NYS) Children’s Medicaid provided at home or in the community, at no additional cost to the client or family. They give young people and their families the power to improve their health, well-being and quality of life.
To be eligible for CFTSS, the child/youth must be under 21, enrolled in Medicaid, and in need of help with social, emotional or behavioral health challenges.
CFTSS offerings available through KidsPeace help and support young people with behavioral, mental health and substance use needs. The services are aimed at helping the client develop coping skills (to manage emotions), while improving their relationships with doctors and other health providers. The program also provides assistance in building better relationships in general through collaboration with family members, school personnel and the community at large. Program personnel also provide needed support with advocacy for a child’s needs and helping develop goals for their treatment.