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COPES For Kids: Youth Crisis Intervention Services

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $496,750)

The proposed project will target Tulsa County (OK) children and youth ages 8 to 18 who are at risk for involvement with the juvenile justice system and/or placement in an inpatient psychiatric facility. Community Outreach Psychiatric Emergency Services (COPES)for Kids is a youth crisis intervention program designed to respond to mental health emergency situations with telephone and/or mobile intervention and follow-up services. This intensive, mobile approach provides not only emergency response and stabilization, but offers continued support through case management and relapse prevention services. In addition to their work with youth and families in crisis, COPES team members will provide ongoing, structured mental health education to law enforcement officers, who in turn will accompany team members and assist them in responding to youth and families experiencing acute behavioral or psychiatric crises.


Date Created: September 11, 2003