Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Services (CABS)
What is CABS?
CABS provides individual, family, group, respite and crisis counseling. Services are provided to youth and their families that reside in Lake County. Assessment for psychiatric hospitalization is provided to all Lake County youth who are wards of DCFS, have Medicaid or KidCare and all uninsured youth. Counseling services are provided mainly in the community, including schools.
Case managers are available to assist families in obtaining the resources necessary to restore balance. We strive to help youth and their families develop positive coping techniques, communication skills and the means to manage mental health issues, while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
What is the Cost?
Fees for CABS services are based on level of income and number of dependents. A sliding fee schedule based on national poverty levels is available for Lake County residents. The program accepts Medicaid/Kidcare.
Trauma Treatment Program
The Trauma Treatment Program is an additional program through CABS that provides therapy services to children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. Using Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), the program staff members teach tools to children and their families that help them to cope with the trauma they have experienced and the symptoms that often start following the experience of trauma.