Chestnut Health Systems, a behavioral health provider organization was awarded an $850,000 grant to coordinate systems of care for children in Saint Clair County, Illinois. The Saint Clair County Systems of Care Coordination project will serve children ages 5 to 18. Special emphasis will be placed on children with social and emotional learning difficulties related to adverse childhood experiences and exposure to trauma.
Funding comes from the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation, which recently announced $4.25 million in total funding to improve children’s mental health in the State. The following activities will be supported with the grant:
- Develop a trauma-informed system of care that ensures emotional and physical safety.
- Create a universal screening tool to uncover behavioral, emotional, and social challenges.
- Use evidence-based services and support to help children to develop social and emotional skills.
- Link youth with significant behavioral orders to evidence-based mental health treatment.
- Develop trauma-informed practices for youth-involved truancy matters and/or the juvenile justice system.
- Assess capacity and support to ensure that schools, primary health care provider organizations, juvenile detention facilities, and probation offices are screening consistently for social and emotional behaviors.
Non-profit Chestnut Health Systems was founded in 1973. The organization serves about 10,000 people annually. Its service line includes addiction treatment, mental health counseling, primary health care, credit counseling, and housing and supportive services, as well as research on addiction disorder and treatment. It also conducts research on addiction disorder and treatment.
This was reported by Chestnut Health Systems on January 4, 2021.
Contact information: Lori Laughlin, Director of Marketing and Communications, Chestnut Health Systems, 1003 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Bloomington, Illinois 61701; 309-820-3814; Email: email@example.com; Website: https://www.chestnut.org/.