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211 
An easy to remember phone number for people to call for health & human service information & referrals & other assistance to meet their needs. Dial 211 on your phone.

CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES

WRAPAROUND WITH INTENSIVE SERVICES (WISe)

WHAT IS WISe?
WISe is a voluntary service that uses a team approach to meeting your child's needs. It provides intensive mental health services to support your child and helps your family reach your goals.

WHO CAN RECEIVE WISe?
WISe is available to Medicaid eligible children/youth from birth to age 21 that meet Access to Care standards (standards used by mental health agencies to get the right level of services to individuals).

 

Catholic Community Services is the provider of WISe
services in Pierce County. Most often representatives
from child-serving systems or families make referrals
to WISe but anyone can make a referral. To make a
referral or self-refer, please call 253-759-9544.
You will be transferred to a referral coordinator
who will take your information and complete a Child &
Adolescent Needs & Strengths screening to
determine eligibility for WISe.
For information, go to the DSHS website.
 

WHEN MIGHT IT BE HELPFUL FOR ME TO ACCESS WISe?
You can refer your child for a WISe screen at any time. Parents can initiate treatment but after age 13, a child must consent to services. You should consider referring child for a WISe screening if he/she is:

  • Frequently use the crisis line or emergency department due to concerns about your child's mental health
  • Experience hard to understand behaviors (such as running away or frequent arrests due to mental health)
  • Displays an elevated risk of harm to themselves or others
  • In need of a more intensive and individualized approach to treatment
  • In need of a more flexible and engaging approach
  • Involved in multiple systems (mental health, child welfare (CPS), juvenile justice, developmental disabilities services, and/or substance use disorder treatment) and those systems struggle to support your child together
  • In special education and/or has a 504 Plan with multiple school suspensions for mental health and/or behavioral issues

WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I MAKE A REFERRAL?
All referrals should result in a WISe screening. A WISe screen must be offered within 10 working days of receiving a referral. All WISe screens include:

  • Information gathering, to complete the Child Adolescent Needs & Strengths (CANS) screen, which consists of a subset of 26 questions. This screen will determine whether it appears your child could benefit from the level of care WISe offers. This tool can be completed over the phone or in person.
  • When the tool shows WISe could potentially benefit your child, your child is referred to a WISe agency so an intake evaluation can be completed. The WISe provider agency will assign a new team to your child and all care will be coordinated through that agency / team.
  • If it is determined your child does not appear to meet the level of care WISe provides, your child will be referred to other mental health services, as appropriate, to have their needs addressed.

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FAMILY, YOUTH, AND SYSTEM PARTNER ROUND TABLE

HI-FYVE accepts all voices in working together in relationship
to strengthen the system of care for children, youth,
and families in Pierce County.

What is HI-FYVE?
HI-FYVE is the regional Washington State Family, Youth and System Partner Round Tables (FYSPRT) for Pierce County. They provide a forum for families, youth, systems, and communities to strengthen sustainable resources by providing community-based approaches to address the individual behavioral health needs of children, youth and families.

HI-FYVE meets monthly at the Gary & Milgard Family Hope Center in the Chief Leschi Room at 10402 Kline Street SW, Lakewood, WA 98499. Meetings are held from 5:30PM - 7:30PM on the fourth Monday each month. Youth and families receive mileage reimbursement and a $25 gift card with their attendance. A light meal is provided during the meeting.

Please contact Sandy Gregoire with any questions you may have about Hi-Fyve or FYSPRT.

Address:
3315 South 23rd Street, Suite 310
Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone Number: (253) 292-4266
Email Address: Hi_fyve_fysprt@optum.com

Read about the 'Beyond Stigma' event held in May 2017 or download our Meeting Minutes from previous year for more information on Hi-FYVE. You can also read about the needs assessment here.

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