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These new mental health and substance use services, available with NYS Children’s Medicaid, give
children/youth (under age 21) and their families the power to improve their health, wellbeing and
quality of life. These services strengthen families, and help them make informed decisions about their
care. Services are provided at home or in the community.
Family Peer Support Services Psycho Social Rehabilitaon
Get support if you are raising youth with mental
health and/or substance use challenges.
Provided by a Credenaled Family Peer
Advocate/ Cered Recovery Peer
Advocate who has similar experiences.
• Learn to incorporate therapy goals into
everyday life. Build relaonships and
communicate beer with family, friends and
• Learn self-care, and use coping skills to manage
Who can get these services?
Children and Youth (under age 21) who are covered by Medicaid and have mental health and/or substance use
needs can get Children and Family Treatment and Support Services at no addional cost. These services are
covered by regular Medicaid or, if enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care plan”, these services are available
through the health plan.
How will these services help?
These children’s services meet the individual needs of children and their families/caregivers by:
• Idenfying mental health and/or substance use needs early.
• Providing support in the home and community
• Prevenng the need for emergency room visits, hospital says, or out of home placements
What is a Medicaid Managed Care Plan?
Medicaid Managed Care Plans are health Insurance companies that oversee and coordinate care. Children and
youth who are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Plan will get most of their Medicaid benets through that
To nd out more about Children and Family Treatment and Support Services, contact your health-care provider,
Health Home care manager, care coordinator, or Medicaid Managed Care Plan.