Wraparound with Intensive Services - WISe
WISe is for Medicaid-eligible youth, birth - 21 years old, who are experiencing mental health symptoms that disrupt or interfere with their functioning at home, school, or with peers. How to Make a Referral
Anyone can make a referral for WISe services, including youth and family. IFD's WISe program is one of six different agencies offering WISe in Spokane County. Some basic demographic information is all that's required to initiate a referral. Referrals can be made over the telephone or in writing. Once Medicaid eligibility is verified by the agency, a trained staff completes the Child & Adolescent Strengths & Needs (CANS) screening to determine if the youth is eligible for the program. The CANS screening may be done in person or by telephone. All eligible youth are offered an intake within 10 days of when eligibility is determined. IFD collaborates with the other WISe agencies to ensure that youth can be enrolled in services with a WISe team as soon as possible. Outcome Data
The intended service outcomes are individualized to each youth and family. Support is offered to ensure the youth can live successfully in their homes and communities and make positive and informed decisions regarding their care and lives, with an avoidance of hospitalizations and out-of-home placements. The WISe program staff use a data-driven tool called the Child & Adolescent Needs & Strengths (CANS) which identifies youth and family strengths, prioritizes needs and measures progress over time. For more information on WISe, please visit: https://www.hca.wa.gov/health-care-services-supports/behavioral-health-recovery/wraparound-intensive-services-wise
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