Adult & Children Services



Adult Services



Aftercare services, including but not limited to relapse prevention, are a vital part of recovery in every treatment level. Aftercare activities include client participation in daily activity functions that were adversely affected by mental illness and/or substance abuse impairments. New directional goals such as vocational education or re-building relationships are often priorities. Relapse prevention issues are key in assisting the client’s recognition of triggers and warning signs of regression. Aftercare services help families and pro-social support systems reinforce a healthy living environment.


Assessment services assess, evaluate, and provide assistance to individuals and families to determine level of care, motivation, and the need for services and supports to assist individuals and families identify their strengths.

Involuntary Services

Children Services


The Role of Children's System of Care Department at South Florida Behavioral Health Network is:
  • To ensure that the least restrictive level of care is used, which meets the needs of the youth, prior to considering a higher level of care.
  • To collaborate with community based agencies and system partners (targeted case managers, social workers, counselors, judges, psychiatrists and psychologists) and ensure there is continuity of care throughout all levels of care.
  • To oversee the use of incidental funds which are utilized to support youth in the community and progressively gain stability so that they will not require residential placement.
The Children's System of Care Department collaborates with various community partners in order to coordinate wrap-around services for the youth and families whom are served, including but not limited to:
  • Agency for Persons with Disabilities
  • Federation of Families/ Youth MOVE Miami
  • Department of Children and Families Substance Abuse and Mental Health Office
  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools
  • Department of Children and Families Child Protective Investigators
  • Our Kids of Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, Inc.
  • Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Medicaid/ Agency for Healthcare Administration and Managed Care Programs (insurances)
Role of Children's System of Care Staff:
  • Review incoming cases of youth whom may require mental health and/or substance abuse treatment and help coordinate least restrictive level of care to meet the needs of the youth.
  • Provide oversight of clinical quality, utilization, chart compliance, policy & procedure and implementation for district residential programs and community behavioral health providers for Miami-Dade and Monroe County.
Crisis Response Information for Substance Abuse:
  • Juvenile Addiction Receiving Facility (JARF)
    Citrus Health Network
    4175 West 20 Ave
    Hialeah, FL 33012
    (305) 825- 0300
  • Marchman Act Information:
    Learn More
Crisis Response Information for Mental Health:
  • Chrildren’s Crisis Stabilization Unit (CCSU)
    Citrus Health Network
    4175 West 20 Ave
    Hialeah, FL 33012
    (305) 825- 0300
  • Mobile Crisis Team at Banyan Health Systems
    This is an outreach service that provides mobile crisis intervention and assessment.
    24 hours a day/ 7 days a week
  • Baker Act  Resource & Information
    A Baker Act is a means of providing individuals with emergency services and temporary detention for mental health evaluation and treatment when required, either on a voluntary or an involuntary basis. Private Baker Act facilities are funded by private insurance.

    A list of Private and Public Baker Act Facilities can be found in the Consumer and Family Resource Manual.

    Baker Act Information: Learn More
  • Call 9-1-1 and Request a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Officer
  • Or go to your nearest hospital to have the youth assessed for crisis intervention and stabilization?
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline? - 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Florida Abuse Hotline:
    Abuse can come in many forms, such as verbal, physical or sexual mistreatment. The Abuse Hotline is the phone number you can call to report abuse, neglect and/or exploitation (unfair treatment) for all youth and vulnerable adults in Florida. The Florida Abuse Hotline accepts calls 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

    Telephone Number: 1-800-962-2873 (1-800-96-ABUSE)
    Use 711 for Florida Relay Services

    An emergency situation occurs when someone appears to face immediate risk of abuse/neglect that is likely to result in death or serious harm. If your concerns are an emergency, FIRST CALL 911; SECOND contact the Abuse Hotline.
Levels of Care for Youth Experiencing Mental Health and/ or Substance Use Issues:
  • Residential Services:
    - Statewide Inpatient Psychiatric Program (SIPP) See below for eligibility criteria and referral form
    - Specialized Therapeutic Group Home (STGH) See below for eligibility criteria and referral form
    - Residential Level II (non-secure substance abuse treatment) See below for eligibility criteria and referral form
  • Intensive? In-home Services:
    - Behavioral Health Network (BNet)
    - Community Action Team (CAT)
    - Families and Communities Empowered for Success (FACES)
    - Children’s Crisis Response Team (CCRT)
  • Outpatient Services:
    - Therapeutic Behavioral On-Site
    - Living Involved Family Empowerment (LIFE)
    - Outpatient Substance Abuse Services
  • Assessments?
Criteria for Levels of Care:
  • Statewide Inpatient Psychiatric Program (SIPP) & Specialized Therapeutic Group Home (STGH):
    Residential Treatment Assessment according to FAC 65E-9 (within 90 days prior to SIPP or STGH admission) recommending this level of care.

    Documents Needed for SFBHN to Review prior to submission to facility:

    - Referral for Residential Treatment Assessment 
    - Release of information consent forms
    - Medicaid/ Insurance Verification
    - Psychological and/or Psycho-Educational Evaluation (school) with IQ Tests ( if applicable) 
    - Psychiatric Evaluation (within the last 12 months)
    - Mental Health History/ Treatment Summaries and Reports
    - Treatment Plans
    - Individual Educational Plan (IEP) (only needed if placed in the ESE program)
    - DJJ Face Sheet (only needed if client is currently in or has a history of DJJ  involvement)
    - Birth Certificate 
    - Social Security Card 
    - Medical Clearance (within 90 days prior to SIPP admission)
    - Vision Clearance
    - Dental Clearance (within 6 months prior to SIPP admission)
    - Immunization record

    Residential Level II (non-secure substance abuse treatment):

    - GAIN assessment (within 90 days of admission) recommending this level of care
    - Release of information consent forms
    - Substance Abuse Residential Treatment Referral Form
Regulatory References: Florida Administrative Code 65E-9, Florida Statutes 394.492, SFBHN UM Manual 2014.
  • Behavioral Health Network (BNet)
    BNet part of a statewide network of providers of Behavioral Health Services who serve non-Medicaid eligible youth with mental or substance-related disorders.  BNet is part of the Children's Medical Services Network (CMHN).  As a current CMS participant your youth may be able to receive additional services and benefits.  BNet serves youth 5- 19 years of age, whom are eligible for Kid Care Children’s Medical Services, have a primary ICD-10 Diagnosis of mental disorders or substance related disorders except for ADHD (code series 314.00) as the primary diagnosis and demonstrates significant level of function impairment as measured by Children's Global Assessment Scale (CGAS) with a sore of 50 or below.
  • Community Action Team (CAT)
    CAT provides family-focused, community-based mental health and substance abuse services to youth and young adults and their families.   CAT provides therapeutic services, case management, mentoring, pediatric care, psychiatric care (Will take un-insured).  The CAT team works collaboratively to deliver the majority of behavioral health treatment required by each youth or young adult and family; in addition, the team assists the family in developing a natural support network, which may include but is not limited to extended family, friends, educational programs, cultural or volunteer groups and religious organizations.  CAT serves youth 11- 21 years of age, in Miami-Dade County, has a mental health or co-occurring substance use disorder, and must have at least ONE of the following: at risk of out of home placement, previously failed other treatments, has had 2 or more psychiatric hospitalization, involved with the Department of Juvenile Justice or multiple episodes involving law enforcement, or poor academic performance/ school suspensions.
  • Families and Communities Empowered for Success (FACES)
    FACES program is designed to serve the population of Miami-Dade County who have co-occurring diagnosis. Services include therapeutic services, case management and peer support for the youth and family.  FACES serves youth 6- 17 years of age, whom are severely emotionally disturbed or have a co-occurring substance use disorder, in Miami-Dade County.
  • Children’s Crisis Response Team (CCRT)
    CCRT is an intensive crisis intervention program for indigent youth who have continuous Baker Acts and are at risk for entering residential treatment services. Services include therapeutic services, case management, life coaching and psychiatric medication management, as needed.  CCRT provides short term intensive in-home services intended at diverting residential placement for youth and adolescents, ages 5- 17.  Youth and family/ legal guardian must be willing to collaborate with the CCRT.  Youth must demonstrate poor response to less intensive services and/or have had crisis hospitalizations and are in need of residential placement.
  • Lower Levels of Care
    Outpatient services and lower levels of care can be accesses by the community through a South Florida Behavioral Health Network providers.  A full list of providers can be found in the Consumer and Family Resource Manual.


For any questions about accessing care for your youth at the different levels of care, please contact the Children’s System of Care Department at South Florida Behavioral Health Network (305) 858- 3335.

Child Welfare Integration


What is it?

Child Welfare Integration is the coordination of efforts and integration of services for Community Based Care organization (CBC/Our Kids) and Managing Entity (ME/SFBHN). Coordinating efforts between various contractors, and their network of subcontractors is essential to the efficient operation of publicly funded child welfare and behavioral health services.
The purpose of the Child Welfare Integration Coordinator is to increase cooperation, collaboration and communication across the two systems in order to ensure that the two systems of care can work closely with each other for the benefit of the children, adult caregivers, families and the community. The goal is to improve the outcomes for Child Welfare involved families with Behavioral Health issues.


For questions on any of the above programs please contact Nikita Arias, LMHC at (305) 858-1141 or

Child Welfare Coordination Department

Nikita Arias

Child Welfare Integration Coordinator


Direct Line: 305-858-1141

Motivational Support Program (MSP)
  • Agency that Manages and providers the service
    SFBHN through Banyan Health
  • Client Eligibility?
    Unsafe or Safe with High or Very High Risk AND BH issues
  • Accept Referrals from
    PA as URGENT OR OK Intake
  • Service Description
    Screening/UA and Referral for Mental Health and Substance abuse (behavioral health). Follow-up is provided up to 90 days.
  • Service Duration
    3 months but can have extension
  • Utilizes Peers?
    YES (For UNSAFE cases with child in home non-judicial)
Family Intensive Treatment Team (FITT)
  • Agency that Manages and providers the service
    SFBHN through Westcare: Guidance/Care Center and The Village
  • Client Eligibility?
    Must have SU, UNSAFE case, and at least 1 child 0-10 years of age
  • Accept Referrals from
    All referrals should go through OK Intake (but can come from CM, MSP, CPI Judges)
  • Service Description
    Intensive in-home outpatient therapy/services with Therapist, Case Manager and Peer
  • Service Duration
    6-12 months
  • Utilizes Peers?
Clinical Consultation Services (CCS)
  • Agency that Manages and providers the service
    SFBHN through Banyan Health
  • Client Eligibility?
    Any CW case that CPI/CPIS/PA have questions concerning BH
  • Accept Referrals from
    CPI, CPIS, or PA
  • Service Description
    Masters level BH Subject Matter Experts, co-located in the CPI Service Centers/HUBS and are available to provide clinical consultation on any CW case (adult or child).
  • Service Duration
    As long as CPI case is open
  • Utilizes Peers?
Regional Partnership Grant IMPACT Project (RPG)
  • Agency that Manages and providers the service
    Our Kids through the Village
  • Client Eligibility?
    High and Safe case where there is a child under the age of 10 and a caregiver who has indicators of Substance use. Caregiver on the case cannot be a minor.
  • Accept Referrals from
    CPI only but must go through OK Intake
  • Service Description
    Falls under OK Family Services array of services. Is an intensive in-home therapeutic intervention that focuses on repairing relationships and engaging caregivers into SA treatment
  • Service Duration
    Up to 6 months (16 weeks with therapist and two months follow-up with Peer)
  • Utilizes Peers?
Child Welfare Specialty Program (CWSP)
  • Agency that Manages and providers the service
    SFBHN through The Village
  • Client Eligibility?
    Any CW case with BH. Do not meet criteria for the FITT program. Can be: Safe, Unsafe, SU, MH, any age child
  • Accept Referrals from
    CPI, CM, OK, Family Support Services refers directly to the Village
  • Service Description
    Outpatient in-home therapy/services with Therapist, Case Manager and Peer that have experience with both CW and BH
  • Service Duration
    4-6 months
  • Utilizes Peers?

Nondiscrimination Statement


In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as well as other applicable local and state regulations, all SFBHN programs and services are available to all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, or sexual orientation. If you feel that you have been subjected to some form of discrimination by South Florida Behavioral Health Network or any of its employees, volunteers, or providers, then please contact: Jessica Rodriguez, Contract Management Supervisor, at (305) 858-3335.