The Child and Family Program provides behavioral health treatment and support services to eligible children, adolescents and families in Bend, Redmond, LaPine, Sisters  and Gilchrist . The primary focus is on Oregon Health Plan members and uninsured children with the greatest need. The program addresses specific behavioral health concerns for children and families in an effort to stabilize and strengthen the family.


The Child and Family Program focuses on 11 areas:

  1. Outpatient services in Bend, Redmond and La Pine;
  2. School-based services in the Bend-La Pine, Redmond and Sisters School Districts;
  3. Behavioral health services in five integrated school-based health centers in Bend, La Pine, Redmond (2) and Sisters;
  4. Safe School Assessments through referrals from any school in Deschutes County as well as suicide prevention activities;
  5. KIDS Center therapeutic services for child victims of child abuse, trauma and neglect;
  6. Intensive Child Treatment Services (ICTS) - Intensive wrap-around services for youth with serious emotional and behavioral challenges requiring comprehensive support services;
  7. Mediation services for divorcing parents with minor children;
  8. Chemical dependency services including assessment, screening and referral, as well as individual work with dually-diagnosed youth;
  9. The Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) Program - An early psychosis program offering education, outreach and services to youth, young adults and their families experiencing a first psychotic break; and
  10. The Linking Access for Unmet Needs in Children's Health (LAUNCH) Program, Behavioral Health component, providing Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for parents and at-risk children ages 2 to 7.
  11. Young Adult & Transition Program - The YAT team offers supports and services for young adults, ages 14-24 who suffer from mental health and/or behavioral challenges