Autism Diagnostic Team (ADT)
The Autism Diagnostic Team was formed to serve the diagnostic needs of children and their families in Southeast Kansas. Early identification and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder can lead to improved outcomes and functioning in children. This service is open to anyone needing an autism assessment. To obtain additional information about this diagnostic test please contact Julie Vogel, Children's Director at 620-848-2300.
Batterer's Intervention Program (BIP)
The Batterer's Intervention Program (BIP) is a program that treats individuals convicted of domestic violence. The mission of the BIP in Kansas is to hold batterer's accountable, create non-violent behavior and promote safety for victims. This program is certified through the Office of the Attorney General. It serves Cherokee, Crawford and Labette Counties, as well as, the bordering states of Missouri and Oklahoma.
For more information please call 620-848-2300.
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour training course facilitated by certified SRMHW staff. The course is designed to provide individuals the skills they need to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health crisis or developing a mental health problem.
Participants learn the facts and warning signs of mental illness and substances use disorders. Trainees are taught how to apply the 5-step strategy in a variety of situations, such as helping someone through a panic attack, engaging with someone who may be suicidal, or assisting an individual who has overdosed. An important component of the MHFA training is the opportunity to practice the intervention strategy. This simple experience can make it easier to actually apply the knowledge in a real-life situations.
This course may be eligible for continuing education credits for many different professions, such as nurses, educators, human resource professionals, etc. Participants should let the instructor know they would like CEUS.
The tobacco treatment specialist will work with you to meet your individual goals, whether that means to stop all tobacco use or to reduce your use of tobacco. Evidence based practices will be used to guide you to make a lasting change. Sessions will be scheduled based upon your needs and can be as short as three (3) minutes if you are only in need of a coaching call, or as long as an hour. We are here to help you meet your goals and improve your health.
Spring River Mental Health offers 24/7 crisis and response services. Our after-hours process involves screening all individuals proposed for admission to an inpatient psychiatric facility. A 24/hr on-call emergency service provides this to individuals in Cherokee County. Spring River Mental Health's qualified mental health professional's attempt to divert patients from inpatient hospitalization through identifying safety plans and outpatient services.
My Family of Cherokee County
My Family connects children to free home-based educational services that will enhance their readiness for school. To find out more about this program please call Tiffany Green, My Family Coordinator at 620-762-2301.
Parenting In Divorce (PID)
Parenting in divorce is a class mandated by the 11th Judicial District for divorcing parents with minor children. Weekly classes rotate between Columbus, Pittsburg and Oswego. Class is approximately 2 1/2 hours in length. The cost of the class is $30 per individual. This $30 fee is to be paid in cash, due on the date of your scheduled class. To schedule please call Riverton at 620-848-2300 or Columbus at 620-429-1860.