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Children's Mental Health

Glossary of Terms

Drug and alcohol counseling services: The progress and implementation of a plan of action to reduce the use of alcohol and drugs.

Mental health counseling services: Mental health counseling services include treating and/or counseling children and families who suffer from behaviors, actions or thoughts that negatively impact their daily lives.

Information and referral services: Individuals who provide information about available community resources.

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Individual, family and group counseling services: Specialized skills to assist individuals, families or groups to achieve goals by looking at problems, solutions and decision-making.

Nevada’s System of Care: Nevada’s System of Care PDF 44KB meets the multiple and changing needs of families, children and youth through a strength-based, family driven, culturally competent, comprehensive, integrated and coordinated continuum of support services.

Residential services: Resources and support provided to children and families who are presently living in a governmental or private institution.

School services: Services specifically developed to meet the needs of the family. This process is used when more than one agency is providing services to the family; and family input and participation is important.

Notice: This site is not intended as a crisis or hotline site.
Local and national crisis hotline numbers are below or call 911.
If you are – or someone you know – is in crisis, please call:
1-877-885-HOPE (1-877-885-4673)
Nevada Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline



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