For Questions about CFTSS contact:
Krystiana Schaffer, CFTSS Coordinator & Residential Therapist Intern
518-242-4731 ext. 311 or ext. 240
To make a Referral contact:
Jessica Repko, Director of Admissions
518-242-4731 ext. 219
In January 2019, NYS expanded services for youth with behavioral health diagnosis or who were believed to be at risk to develop behavioral health concerns.
These expanded mental health and substance use services, available with NYS Children’s Medicaid, give children, youth (under age 21), and their families the power to improve their health, well-being and quality of life. These services are aimed toward strengthening families and help them make informed decisions about their care. Services can be provided at the family’s home, school and/or in the community.
The following Children and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS) are currently offered through LaSalle School and therapy services are provided by a licensed master’s level behavioral health clinician and other Licensed Practitioner, OLP.
- Assessments for mental health and / or substance use needs
- Identify strengths and abilities through individual and group therapy
- Provide individual, group, or family therapy where you are most comfortable
Community Based Case Management and Supportive Services
(Psychosocial Rehabilitation [PSR] and Community Psychiatric Supports & Treatment [CPST])
- Learn to incorporate therapy goals into everyday life and receive extra support managing medication
- Build relationships and communicate better with family, friends and other
- Learn self-care, and use coping skills to manage emotions
Who is eligible to receive these services?
Children and youth (under age 21) who are covered by Medicaid and have mental health and / or substance use needs can receive CFTSS at no additional cost. These services are covered by regular Medicaid or, if enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Plan, these services are available through the health plan.
How will these services help?
These children’s services meet the individual needs of children and their families / caregivers by identifying mental health and / or substance use needs early; providing support in the home and community; and preventing the need for emergency room visits, hospital stays, or out-of-home placements.
Where are these services provided?
LaSalle School currently provides CFTSS for youth who live in the following counties throughout New York State: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Orange, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren and Washington.