Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health | Nonprofit Spotlight

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health (C&A) is Stark County’s agency that specializes in children’s mental health. The group works with 2,300 youths each year who are experiencing emotional and behavioral difficulties, including infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, young adults and their families.

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health (C&A) is Stark County’s agency that specializes in children’s mental health. The group works with 2,300 youths each year who are experiencing emotional and behavioral difficulties, including infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, young adults and their families.

The organization’s mission is to be the premier resource for emotional and behavioral health services and products that help children, youth and families successfully meet life’s challenges.

“Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health is the children’s mental health agency that reduces the suffering of children who have emotional problems such as depression and anxiety and behavioral problems like ADHD,” said Mike Johnson, chief executive officer. “Untreated, these problems can lead to a child’s failure in school, separation from their families, drug involvement, delinquency and suicide. Fortunately, for most of these conditions there are treatments that work. In fact, over 80 percent of the children we treat get better as evidenced by improvements at home and at school.”

Specific goals and objectives are created based on the changes the child and family hope to make. The agency offers board-certified psychiatric evaluations. Access to a developmental pediatrician is available for the early childhood population when needed. The agency’s medical department provides consultation with primary care physicians for youths who are transitioning back to their community doctor.

Urgent-care needs are offered same-day appointments. The agency’s professional staff is trauma-informed and trained in evidence-based and clinical best practices.

Many services are provided in schools around Stark County.

Home-based and office-based services also are made readily available in a customer-friendly, outcome-focused way. Offices are in Canton, Jackson Township and Alliance.

Treatment services include individual and family therapy, fun and effective group therapies, therapeutic residential camp, community support (case management), psychiatric medication management and day treatment — the only intensive, community- based program designed to meet the complex, educational and behavioral management needs of youths affected by trauma.

Additionally, C&A offers a variety of parenting groups, community consultations, presentations and workshops.

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health is funded in part by the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board, United Way of Greater Stark County. Proceeds go toward agency operations and programming.

CHILD & ADOLESCENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

WHO: Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health, www.childandadolescent.org, (330) 454-7917

WHAT: Specializing in children’s mental health. To make a referral for your child, call (330) 454-7917 and ask for front-door intake department.

BOARD MEMBERS: Kristine Beard, Don Bester, Jack Cooper, Elayne Dunlap, Brittany Fehlman, Brad Green, Stephanie Morgan-Greene, Lisa Warburton-Gregory, Ed Grier, Richard Hull, Ron Lenney, Nick Mussulin, Frank McKnight,Tony Peldunas, Nancy Pryce, Joyce Salapack, Bryan Schauer, Linda Sklar, Rebecca Stallman, Mark Spaner, David Spurrier, Dan Toussant, Amanda Webb, Derek Williams.

PROCEEDS: Proceeds go toward agency operations and programming.

DONATIONS: Contact Jefferey D. Poulos, fund development director, (330) 454-7917, ext. 161.

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