Coordinated Children's Services

1081 Development Court
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845-334-5050
Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday & Friday, 9-8 Tuesday - Thursday

Notice of Privacy Practices

Coordinated Children's Services (CCS) is a program unique to Ulster County. It is a cooperative effort between the Departments of Social Services, Probation, Mental Health and the Youth Bureau which provides intensive community-based services to meet the needs of families with at least one child whose behavior disturbance places him or her at risk of placement in a residential treatment center. CCS consists of three distinct units:

  1. The Multi-disciplinary team is comprised of DSS Caseworkers, Probation Officers and Mental Health Specialists who provide a variety of service components to wrap around high-risk children including:

    • Intensive Family Casework
    • Individual and Family Therapy
    • Psychiatric Assessment and Treatment
    • Intensive Probation Supervision
    • Parent Support Groups
    • Youth Support Groups
    • Recreational Alternatives
    • Sexual Behavior Group
    • Interagency Collaboration Project
    • Respite
    • Parent Educators
    • Wrap-around Services
  2. The Multi-systemic therapy team provides brief evidence-based intensive home-based services to youth at highest risk of residential placement. Each therapist carries a small caseload of youth with severe behavior problems, working intensively in this home-based manualized model of service for 3-5 months. Each clinician is available 24/7 to assist families in redirecting and reorienting youth toward productive outcomes at home, in school and in the community.

  3. The Nexis trauma treatment team is composed of dyads of a caseworker and a mental health clinician who provide home-based trauma treatment to children and youth whose family or developmental history has resulted in dysregulated behavior disorders. Without such treatment, the child would be at risk of hospitalization and/or placement in a therapeutic setting through the Department of Social Services.