services

Community Support

Community Support (CS) - Mental health rehabilitation services and supports for children, adolescents, families and adults necessary to assist clients in achieving rehabilitative, resiliency and recovery goals. The service consists of therapeutic interventions that facilitate illness self-management, skill building, identification and use of adaptive and compensatory strategies, identification and use of natural supports, and use of community resources. Community Support services help clients develop and practice skills in their home and community.

Who Would Benefit from Community Support services?

Children and adults experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges described below may experience positive changes through enrollment in community support.

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorder
  • Defiant Behavior
  • Self-Harm/Cutting
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Poor School Performance
  • Risk-Taking Behaviors

Example Activities

  • Assistance with identifying, coordinating and making use of individual strengths, resources, preferences and choices in natural settings.
  • Assistance with identifying and developing existing and potential natural support persons and teams.
  • Assistance with the development of crisis management plans.
  • Assistance with identifying risk factors related to relapse, developing wellness plans and strategies and incorporating the plans and strategies into daily routines in one’s natural environments.
  • Support and promotion of client self-advocacy and participation in decision-making, treatment and treatment planning and facilitating learning to do this for oneself.
  • Support and consultation to the client or his/her collaterals that is directed primarily to the well-being and benefit of the client.
  • Skill building and identification and use of adaptive and compensatory strategies to assist the client in the development of functional, interpersonal, family, coping, and community living skills that are negatively impacted by the client's mental illness.
  • Assistance with applying skills and strategies learned from provider-based services and interventions to life activities in natural settings;
  • Identification and assistance with modifying habits and routines to improve and support mental health, resiliency and recovery.
Community support Services

Where We Serve

Founder and President, Clarence Sutton, created CTS through his vision of improving the quality of life for children who have experienced unfortunate situations beyond their control. Clarence’s passion for fostering and restoring a child’s belief in his/her potential has continued to be a motivating factor in the agency's and staff's best practices.

Illinois

Chicago, IL