WISe (Wraparound Intensive Services) For Children & Teen Youth in Long Beach
At Willapa Behavioral Health & Wellness in Long Beach, we take a personalized approach to helping youth who are struggling with mental health and behavioral challenges. Our wraparound intensive services (WISe) program combines the expertise of trauma-informed therapists with the support of family, youth peers, and community members to provide holistic and integrated care.
Is the WISe Program the Right Choice for Your Child?
When a child or youth has been diagnosed with a mental health disorder or is experiencing behavioral challenges, our WISe program services act as powerful intervention tools to help the affected youth grow up successfully in the community. We provide comprehensive services and ongoing support at home and in the community for children and youth from 0 to 21 years old.
What To Expect With WISe Services
Our WISe program uses a non-traditional, integrated approach to support youth and families both inside and outside of a clinical therapy setting. When a client and their family enroll in the WISe program, they will work with a team of four people who provide wraparound services, including trauma-informed care and assistance with behavioral issues in school or within the family as well as interactions with CPS or law enforcement.
Who is on the WISe Team?
When enrolled in the WISe program, the youth and their family members will meet with their WISe team at our Long Beach clinic every month. Beyond the clinic, the WISe team and other community members may interact with the youth at school, in the home, or community settings. We also provide 24/7 support for crisis management during emergencies.
- Care Coordinator
Organizes the individual plan of care and coordinates between other WISe team members and the youth and their family.
Provides individual and group therapy sessions for the youth and their family to address traumatic events, belief systems, emotional regulation, attachment issues, and more.
- Family Peer
Supports the parents and siblings of the youth in treatment by relating to the family through lived experience and personal knowledge of behavioral issues.
- Youth Peer
Supports the youth in treatment and assists in the problem-solving process by relating personal experience and knowledge of behavioral issues, including those that are school-related and social.
- People outside the WISe Team
Along with the four core members of the WISe team, families and youth may receive help from:
- Extended family
- Neighbors and friends
- Pastors or other religious leaders
- Case managers
- CPS workers (where applicable)
- Probation officers (where applicable)
Is My Child Eligible for WISe Services?
If your child is eligible for Medicaid, you can request a Child Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) screening to determine if they require the level of care provided by WISe services. The CANS questionnaire is a screening tool used by mental health professionals to determine what level of service is right for an individual. The screening consists of 26 questions and takes place in person at our Long Beach clinic or over the phone.
The screening is available for children and youth from birth to age 21. If you are over 13, you can request a WISe screening for yourself. If you are under 13, you need permission from a parent or guardian. Parents can refer children for WISe screenings, but children older than 13 must give consent.
Eligible: If the screening shows that your child is eligible, a WISe team member will help you understand the steps of the treatment plan.
Not Eligible: If the screening determines that your child does not require the WISe program’s level of care, a team member can discuss other options for mental health services and behavioral support.
Will WISe Help My Family?
Wraparound services can create an effective support system and treatment plan for youth who are dealing with mental health issues and behavioral challenges. According to a study completed by the Social & Economic Sciences Research Center, somewhat high to very high proportions of WISe participants agreed that the WISe Team helped them understand their strengths and needs, set and achieve goals for treatment, and develop confidence and resilience for a better future.
Studies suggest that wraparound treatment, especially for youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED), has a positive impact on clients and their families and helps youth succeed at home and in the community.
Discover Compassionate Care at Willapa in Long Beach
At Willapa Behavioral Health & Wellness, we aim to make family therapy services affordable and accessible to all people in the Long Beach community. Our team of professionals provides compassionate and empathetic care and personalized treatment plans in a safe and calm environment.
Contact our Long Beach office to schedule a CANS screening for your child. Our team is available to discuss any questions you may have about the WISe program and guide you through the next steps on your family’s healing journey.
Washington State Mental Health Services
Long Beach Main Office All Services2204 Pacific Ave North
Long Beach, WA 98631
- Phone: (360) 642-3787
- Fax: (360) 642-2096
- Hours: Monday thru Thursday (8am to 7pm)
Friday (8am to 5pm)