WISe

A team of four wraps around a youth and their family to provide trauma informed care that specializes in helping youth and family with behavioral issues, social and family issues, struggles in school, and those with legal and CPS engagement.

The WISe team of four consists of a:

  • Care Coordinator who helps bring all parts of the youth’s support system together to plan how to aid in support and treatment of the youth and family.
  • Therapist who meets with the youth and their family both separately and together to assist in processing traumatic events, addressing belief systems and emotional regulation, attachment, and any other therapeutic items that may arise.
  • Family Peer who is a person with lived experience that can understand what the family is going through. They are a support specialist for the parents and siblings of the youth in treatment. They assist in problems solving behavioral issues, being a sounding board, reinforcing the knowledge of skills learned, and offering general support.
  • Youth Peer who is a person with lived experience that can understand what the youth is going through. They are a support specialist for the youth. They assist in problem solving behavioral issues, school related issues, social issues, being a sounding board, reinforcing the knowledge of skills learned, and offering general support.

The team also pulls in support from others such as extended family, neighbors, friends, pastors, mentors, other volunteers involved, case managers, teachers, doctors, therapists, CPS workers (where applicable), probation officers (where applicable). This team works together to support the youth and their family as they work through the things causing the disruption in their lives.

Session Duration
Services can be as short as 6 months, but on average last around 14 months
Locations Offered
Montesano OfficeRaymond OfficeLong Beach Main Office

WISe

Eligibility

WISe is available to Medicaid-eligible children and youth from birth to age 21 that meet access to care standards (standards used by mental health agencies to gauge the right level of services for individuals).

Washington State Mental Health Services

Call us to set up a screening

Willapa Behavioral Health has WISe Teams located in Pacific and Grays Harbor Counties. Our WISe Teams operate out of Long Beach, Raymond, and Montesano, Washington. Please call either of the numbers below to request a WISe screening.

If you are a youth over the age of 13 you can ask for a WISe screening for yourself. If you are under 13, you need permission from your parent or guardian.

If you are a parent, you can refer your child for a WISe screen at any time, but after age 13, a child must consent to services.

Grays Harbor

Montesano Office MH, SUD, & WISe Services

338 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)

Raymond

Raymond Office All Services

300 Ocean Avenue
Raymond, WA 98577
  • Phone: (360) 942-2303
  • Fax: (360) 942-5312
  • Hours: Monday thru Thursday (8am to 7pm)
    Friday (8am to 5pm)

WISe

What happens next?

Complete the Child Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) screening tool (26 questions) either over the phone or in-person with our WISe staff member.

If the screening tool shows you are:

  • Eligible — do need this level of care: The WISe team member will provide you with the next steps and information about treatment.
  • Not eligible — do not appear to need this level of care: The WISe team member can talk to you about doing mental health services at a lower intensity of care.