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Children and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS)

NYS Children’s Medicaid – CFTSS
Information for Children / Youth and Families

These new 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 strengthen families, and help them make informed decisions about their care. Services are provided at home or in the community.

The following Children and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS) are currently offered by LaSalle School:

Therapy Services
(Other Licensed Practitioner)

  • Assessments for mental health and / or substance use needs
  • Identify strengths and abilities through individual and group therapy
  • Get individual, group, or family therapy where you are most comfortable

Rehabilitation 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 others
  • Learn self-care, and use coping skills to manage emotions


Who can 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 is currently providing 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. For more information call 518-242-4731, ext. 219 / 311.