Altacare of Montana is a Comprehensive School and Community Treatment Program (CSCT) for schools throughout Montana. A behavioral intervention specialist and a Therapist work within schools, side by side with children in elementary, middle and high schools.
Altacare of Montana Overview
Altacare of Montana is a Comprehensive School and Community Treatment Program (CSCT) for schools throughout Montana. We work within schools and each program staffs a Behavioral Intervention Specialist and a Therapist that work side by side with children in elementary, middle and high schools. Our administrative office is located in Butte, Montana.
Altacare is Montana’s leading provider of in-school mental health services. With Altacare, children and adolescents can receive intensive outpatient treatment while they attend school – causing little-to-no disruption to their normal lives.
The Altacare CSCT team includes a Master’s level or Licensed Therapist and a Behavioral Intervention Specialist, with offices located within the schools. The team works closely with school principals and other personnel to identify and treat children in need of assistance with behavioral or emotional problems. Early diagnosis, intervention, and treatment often eliminate the need for inpatient hospitalization and/or removing the child from home and school. Altacare has been the leading provider of in-school mental health services in Montana for over 15 years.
Altacare In-school Treatment
Altacare clients receive high-quality care and are seen on an outpatient basis as needed by the Therapist and Behavioral Intervention Specialist at their home schools. A comprehensive individual treatment plan is developed for each child; the plan is designed to allow them to continue to attend school while receiving intensive treatment for a wide range of emotional, psychological, and behavioral disorders. Treatment plans are reviewed and updated every month. Altacare also includes outpatient, in-school:
- Individual, Family, and Recreational Therapies
- Case Management Services
- Anger Management Techniques
- Crisis Intervention
- Coping Skills
- Self-esteem Building
- Summer Programs
Altacare’s mission is to create a collaborative partnership with the State of Montana, Community Agencies, School District’s and parents to provide mental health services to children in the least restrictive environment as possible.
Altacare, in partnership with parents and school districts, provides a quality early intervention service designed to allow children to succeed in their educational setting, their community and hopefully in their lives.