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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 Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral , 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 counseling, advocacy, and assistance with obtaining psychiatric services. Home Based Services can be accessed by going through CMH to obtain an assessment to determine appropriateness for services.
  • Toddler Infant Parent Program (TIPP): In Calhoun County, Samaritas Infant Mental Health clinicians work with Pregnant and parenting families up to the 4th birthday 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 to provide Trauma Assessments and Attachment Assessments to children. Samaritas holds firm to the WMU - CTAC's model in providing quality, evidenced-based neurodevelopmental assessments.

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

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