Smith Community Mental Health
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CG Smith Community Mental Health Foundation

​601 South State Road 7, Plantation  FL  33317
Ph(954) 321-2296  Fax(954) 321-5399
The goals of the Community Action Team are:

1. Strengthen the family and support systems for youth and young adults to assist
them to live successfully in the community;
2. Improve school related outcomes such as attendance, grades, and graduation rates;
3. Decrease out-of-home placements;
4. Improve family and youth functioning;
5. Decrease substance use and abuse;
6. Decrease psychiatric hospitalizations;
7. Transition into age appropriate services; and
8. Increase health and wellness.

Community Action Team
The Community Action Treatment Team [CAT Team] provides individually tailored, community based,
family-focused intensive behavioral health treatment and support services for youth struggling with
severe behavioral health issues. The CAT Team seeks to divert children and youth with significant
behavioral health needs from higher levels of care.

Youth ages 11 to 21 with a mental health diagnosis or co-occurring substance abuse
diagnosis AND at risk for out-of-home placement evidenced by one of the following:
(Children younger than 11 may be candidates if they meet two or more of the following criteria)
- Two or more periods of hospitalization or treatment attempts
- Involvement with the Department of Juvenile Justice or multiple episodes involving law
- Poor academic performance or suspensions

Treatment includes:
Individual and Family Therapy
Psychiatric Evaluation, Medication Management
24/7 Crisis Support
Case Management
Youth/Family Peer Support
Transition to Independence Coaching