Child and Family Services

When it comes to finding the right care for your child, from early intervention and office-based treatment programs including therapy and psychiatric services, to community-based supports such as Wraparound family care and school supports, Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare’s Child and Family Program has you covered.  Browse our services below to find out more, or call 503-325-5722 to schedule an assessment. 

When it comes to providing services for parents with young children, we at Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare believe that providing the right interventions early on can make all the difference.  Read below to find out more about what we are doing to make sure the parents and children of Clatsop County are getting the services they need, right when they need it the most.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based treatment designed to provide support and tools to parents who have young children with behavioral challenges.   Treatment is conducted through coaching sessions where a parent and child interact in a room while a therapist observes and redirects from an adjacent room through a one-way mirror.  The parent wears an in-ear device through which the therapist provides feedback and coaching in real time, assisting the parent with developing new skills to understand and modify their child's behavior.  It is a dynamic and effective treatment method for learning and practicing how to remain calm, confident, and consistent while parenting.   

We understand that office-based services are not convenient for all, and we do our best to remove barriers experienced by families in scheduling and traveling to appointments across our large county.  We have partnerships with every high school in Clatsop County and therapists located on site to provide support and services in the academic setting.  The Child and Family team and Wraparound support also provide in-home services, getting the services our clients need, right where they need them.


Crisis Assessment and Stabilization 

The Child and Family Program responds throughout the county to provide crisis assessment and stabilization services to youth and families in the community.  Clinicians respond wherever they are needed, from homes and schools, to hospitals and city streets, to make sure the children and families of Clatsop County get the care they need, right when they need it the most.  


If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide or experiencing a mental health crisis, don’t wait to act.  Call the Clatsop County Crisis Line at 503-325-5724.  If you believe the situation is an emergency, please call 911 immediately. 


Early Assessment and Support Alliance 

The Early Assessment and Support Alliance, or EASAis in place to help identify youth between the ages of 15 and 25 who are experiencing the symptoms of psychosis for the first time, and to provide support and treatment as early as possibleThe onset of psychosis can sometimes be difficult for families to recognize, and unsettling for the person experiencing it.  Our EASA team works with families and community partners to be there with the education, support and treatment needed to help young people manage their symptoms and be successful. Find out more by visiting the EASA program website at www.easacommunity.org, or by calling CBH at 503.325-5722. 

School-Based Services 

High school can be a difficult time for many students.  Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare’s Child and Family Program has a trained therapist in every high school in Clatsop County, which allows us to partner with educational supports and leads to decreased absencesreduction in the frequency of behavioral issues in the school setting, and increases graduation rates.   

Wraparound Care  

Wraparound is a process.  It is intensive and individualized care management for youth and families experiencing multisystem involvement.  To qualify for Wraparound, a family must desire to engage and receive the support from the team, and the youth must have an active mental health diagnosis and have the involvement of multiple agencies and supports.  Examples of agency involvement would include but is not limited to educational support in the form of an individualized education plan, involvement in juvenile services, or currently receiving services through the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS).  Wrap Care Coordinators work closely with families and their chosen support network to identify needed services, create connections with appropriate resources, and help to promote positive change.  These support networks, or Wraparound Teams, are built with the assistance of a coordinator and can include additional family members, friends, and other service providers within the community.  This process implements a dynamic approach to meeting the needs of children and families by strengthening and potentially expanding the existing support network, while empowering the family and young person to take the lead in defining the goals for the team.  The team members then work together to put these plans into action, monitor progress, and adapt as needed, creating a system where youth and families receive the support that they need in order to create new levels of health and wellness in their homes. 


Nurturing Parenting Program  

The Nurturing Parenting Program is a free enrichment and parenting support group that brings together parents and trained professionals in a family-centered and trauma-informed setting.  The insight gained within these groups empowers parents with the most up-to-date techniques and research to support nurturing parenting skillsincrease family trust, build positive relationships, and promote non-violent child rearing practices to stop intergenerational cycles of abuse & neglect.  Participants take part in an evidence-based curriculum facilitated by trained clinicians while receiving support and encouragement from other parents within the group.  Programs last 8 weeks and pre-registration is required.  There is a Nurturing Parenting group for youth and children which runs at the same time and location, and skills learned in group are directly applicable to the themes covered in the parenting group.  For more information or to register from this programplease call (971) 320-0515.   

Our outpatient programs for children and families offer compassionate treatment in a comfortable and private setting.  From meeting with one of our skilled therapists, to receiving psychiatric services, we love helping others achieve their wellness goals.

Counseling Services 

Our therapists understand the struggles faced by youth and families, and they’re ready with the tools and resources to help families and children work together to resolve issues and solve problems.  Our family systems approach views the family as an emotional unit with members dependent upon one another, and the counseling sessions provide families with an opportunity to build on existing strengths to meet their needs and goals.  Whether the aim is the reduction of symptoms, learning healthy decision-making skills, strengthening family bonds, or a combination of objectivesthe Child and Family Program therapists are here to help the youth of Clatsop County to live happierhealthier lives. 

Psychiatric Services

Comprehensive care to children and families means providing the right treatments, at the right times, to treat the whole person.  Our psychiatric team utilizes evidence-based practices to help our clients experience relief from symptoms, so they not only feel better but are more prepared to accomplish their wellness goals.  Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare psychiatric providers help clients and families understand the role of medications, as well as the possible alternatives, so clients and families can take an active role in their own wellness.  

Care Coordination

Care coordinators assist clients with receiving the care they need through direct collaboration with service providers and treatment facilities. These coordinators track clients, monitor progress, and strive for smooth transitions between service providers to prevent unnecessary disruptions in care.  Whether a client receives inpatient treatment in a hospital or at a residential treatment facility, our care coordinators keep everyone connected.