Young Adult Services

Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) Programs for Transition Age Youth (ages 16-25). These programs will serve youth who exhibit behavior like self-harm and aggression and who have recently exited the juvenile justice system and foster care system.

ACT-TAY (Assertive Community Treatment for Transition Age Youth) Teams
These are located in ten providers across Missouri. They serve transition-age youth (16-25) who have not responded well to traditional mental health services and often have co-existing problems such as homelessness, substance use problems, or involvement with the criminal justice system. These teams currently serve 300 youth.

System of Care
A comprehensive spectrum of effective services. It supports children, youth, and young adults with or at risk for mental health or other challenges and their families. System of Care is organized into a coordinated care network, builds meaningful partnerships with families and youth, and is culturally and linguistically responsive to help them thrive at home, in school, in the community, and throughout life. A system of care incorporates mental health promotion, prevention, early identification, early intervention, and treatment to address the needs of all children, youth, and young adults.

  • Early Psychosis Care's goal is to highlight the importance of early identification and intervention for first-episode psychosis (FEP). Both are key for reducing FEP's effect on individuals, their loved ones, and the community.
  • Systems of Care—Community for Early Signs and Symptoms (SOC-CESS) was a grant-funded initiative designed for youth and their families. The goal was to utilize early intervention, including youth and family psychoeducation, family support providers, youth peer support, and clinical interventions, and to make policy changes to better work with youth at risk of psychosis.