Children's Mental Health

  1. Case Management
  2. Professional Home-Based Treatment
  3. Level 3 School Options Program

Eligibility for Case Management Services

To determine eligibility for case management, a child with severe emotional disturbance must meet one of the following criteria:  

  • the child has been admitted within the last three years or is at risk of being admitted to inpatient treatment or residential treatment for an emotional disturbance 
  • the child is a Minnesota resident and is receiving inpatient treatment or residential treatment for an emotional disturbance through the interstate compact 
  • the child has one of the following as determined by a mental health professional:  
    • psychosis or a clinical depression 
    • risk of harming self or others as a result of an emotional disturbance 
    • psychopathological symptoms as a result of being a victim of physical or sexual abuse or of psychic trauma within the past year
  • the child, as a result of an emotional disturbance, has significantly impaired home, school or community functioning that has lasted at least one year or that in the written opinion of a mental health professional, presents substantial risk of lasting at least one year.