In Calhoun and Branch County, Samaritas staff work with families to make changes that resolve a situation where a child has an emotional disturbance. Services can include counseling for individuals, couples, or the entire family. Services are provided in the home and the community and include clinical work through therapy models, including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral, case management support, advocacy, psychiatric care and more.

  • Home Based Services: These services are offered in Calhoun and Branch County for children ages 4-18th birthday with an emphasis on improving functioning in the child’s natural environments at home, school, and/or in the community. Services are provided to the entire family unit and include individual and family therapy, advocacy and assistance with obtaining psychiatric services. Home Based Services can be accessed by going through Community Mental Health Services to obtain an assessment and determine appropriateness for services.
  • Toddler Infant Parent Program (TIPP): In Calhoun County, Samaritas' Infant Mental Health clinicians work with pregnant and families up to the 4th birthday of their child to assist in overcoming mental health barriers and enhance the bond and relationship between parent and child.
  • Total Case Management (TCM): In Calhoun and Branch Counties, Samaritas staff work with families to assist them in linking and coordinating with other services to meet their youth's needs.

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Samaritas Behavioral Health Program has collaborated with WMU - Children's Trauma Assessment Team and the State of Michigan Department of Health & Human Services to provide comprehensive Trauma Assessments and Attachment Assessments for children. Samaritas holds firm to a trauma informed, evidence-based, neurodevelopmental focused assessment model.

Exposure to potentially traumatic events can affect a child's functioning in cognitive, affective, behavioral and physiological domains. Early detection of childhood trauma can minimize psychological and physiological risk of children. The goal of the Trauma Assessment is to assess the impact to children following exposure to traumatic events and make recommendations for appropriate services to alleviate the impacts of trauma on the child's life, supporting their wellbeing in home and school settings.

Referrals for Trauma Assessments are completed by your Child Welfare Worker. Please find here: The directions on how to complete the referral are provided by the DHHS. When making a referral, you must use the Michigan DHHS-5594 referral form, which can be found here: Trauma Assessment Referral