WISe (Wraparound Intensive Services) for Children & Teen Youth in Montesano
At Willapa Behavioral Health & Wellness in Montesano, we offer a dedicated treatment program to help youth who are dealing with mental health issues and behavioral challenges. With a professional and experienced team of trauma-informed therapists and supportive family and youth peers, our wraparound intensive services program (WISe) provides a holistic solution for integrated and compassionate care for the entire family.
Are WISe Services Right for your Child?
If your child is living with a mental health disorder or exhibiting challenging behaviors, our WISe program services can act as an effective intervention. Our WISe services are comprehensive, and we can provide ongoing support for your child and family both at home and in the community. The WISe program aims to help children and youth aged 0 to 21 years old to identify treatment goals and achieve a successful and healthy life.
What to expect when you enroll in WISe Services
When youth and their family enroll in our WISe program, they experience a fully integrated approach to treatment and care. Traditional interventions focus on what happens in the clinic, but our services wrap around clients and their families to provide support in other critical areas such as at school, within the family, and while interacting with CPS or law enforcement. We achieve this with the help of a core team of four people.
Who is on the WISe Team?
Youth and families enrolled in our WISe program will meet with the core WISe team once a month at our Montesano clinic. Outside of the clinic, our services extend to school, the home, and other community settings. For help de-escalating emergencies, we offer 24/7 crisis management support.
- Care Coordinator
Develops a personalized plan of care for the client and arranges activities and meetings between WISe team members, the youth, and their family.
Meets with the youth and their family for individual and group therapy sessions to address past trauma and discuss strategies for regulating emotions, dealing with attachment issues, and more.
- Family Peer
Uses their lived experience to support and relate to the parents and siblings of the youth in treatment.
- Youth Peer
offers guidance and support to the youth in treatment by relating their personal experience with mental health and behavioral issues.
- People outside the WISe Team
Families and youth may also receive help from people outside the four members of the WISe team, including:
- Extended family
- Neighbors and friends
- Pastors or other religious leaders
- Case managers
- CPS workers (where applicable)
- Probation officers (where applicable)
How Do I Know If My Child Is Eligible for WISe?
WISe services are available for Medicaid-eligible children and youth from birth to age 21. There is a screening process in place to assess whether or not your child requires the level of care provided by the WISe program. Mental health professionals use the Child Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) screening to determine how much care an individual needs. The screening consists of 26 questions and can be completed over the phone or in person at our Montesano clinic.
Children over 13 can request a WISe screening for themselves. If younger than 13, the child needs permission from a parent or guardian. You can refer your child for a WISe screening, but you must have the consent of your child if they are over 13.
Eligible: If the screening shows that your child is eligible, a WISe team member will guide you through the steps and process of the WISe treatment program.
Not Eligible: If the screening determines that your child does not require the level of care offered by the WISe program, our staff can discuss alternative mental health and behavioral therapies.
Is WISe Effective at Helping Children and Youth?
Wraparound services can effectively help youth identify and address mental health and behavioral issues. The Social & Economic Sciences Research Center completed a recent study with WISe participants that showed a somewhat high to very high percentage agree that the WISe Team provided effective support. Participants reported that they understood their strengths and needs better and were more confident in their abilities to set and achieve treatment goals.
According to recent studies, wraparound services have a positive impact on youth in treatment and are effective at helping them succeed at home and in the community, especially youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED).
Access the Care You Deserve at Willapa in Montesano
At Willapa Behavioral Health & Wellness, we aim to support our Montesano community by offering affordable and accessible family therapy solutions. Compassionate care is our priority, which is why we focus on personalized treatment plans and strive to provide an empathetic and calm environment.
Get in touch with our Montesano office to schedule a CANS screening for your child. Our team is here to help your child live a healthy and successful life.
Washington State Mental Health Services
Montesano Office MH, SUD, & WISe Services338 Pioneer Avenue W
Montesano, WA 98563
- Phone: (360) 942-2303
- Fax: (360) 964-3011
- Hours: Monday thru Thursday (8am to 7pm)
Friday (8am to 5pm)