Children’s services at South County Mental Health Center in Delray Beach helps keep families growing together, by providing a network of services and programs.

Children’s Services

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Children’s services at South County Mental Health Center in Delray Beach, helps keep families growing together, by providing a network of services and programs. We are staffed by a full-treatment team of doctors, therapists, and case managers. These professionals include licensed psychiatrists, clinical social workers, children and family therapists, and crisis intervention therapists.
Our professional staff addresses the following child treatment needs:

  • Case management
  • Child behavior management
  • Children of divorce
  • Hyperactivity
  • Medication management
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Runaways and truancy
  • Self-esteem
  • Stepfamilies
  • Suicide risk
The children we serve also have access to our medication clinic and pharmacy services.
Crisis and Emergency Services – Children
For mental health intervention delivered when it’s needed most, our crisis and emergency services for children include an intake and evaluation unit and a mobile crisis team.

Children in acute emotional distress may be seen 24 hours a day at the South County Mental Health Center in Delray Beach, Florida.  

Following an emergency screening and/or treatment of acute conditions, child clients may be referred to South County Mental Health Center outpatient services or to other appropriate service providers in the community.

Referral to inpatient treatment providers is also available based on the severity of the situation.

Children’s Case Management
At South County Mental Health Center, we are dedicated to promoting a better quality of life for children and adolescents who are emotionally disturbed or at risk of emotional disturbance. We are able to do this by offering continuity of care between our inpatient and outpatient care service

The children’s case management team at SCMHC aims to reduce the risk of out-of- home placement by incorporating available community services for our child clients in the least restrictive, most appropriate environment.

Where appropriate, case managers work with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) staff, school personnel, and other community resources to ensure a comprehensive approach to the services provided for the child and family.

Psychiatric services for children include evaluation and access to the SCMHC medication clinic<LINK> and pharmacy<LINK>.

Children’s Therapeutic On-Site Services
We have created a special program to support the unique needs of abused or neglected children and their families. The South County Mental Health Center’s children’s therapeutic on-site services program provides therapy and support either in the home, or wherever the on-site need is.

This SCMHC program serves children aged 3 through 18 years who have been victims of abuse or neglect, or are otherwise in need of in-home support services.


The NAVIGATE Program provides Palm Beach County residents between the ages of 16 and 34 early treatment of psychosis. NAVIGATE is a Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC)  team approach that provides medication management, therapeutic education, family and peer support, assistance with education and employment goals and case management.


The NAVIGATE Program was developed with the support from NIMH and has been implemented at over 60 sites throughout the U.S. as well as in China, Canada, and Israel. The program is named “NAVIGATE” to convey our mission of helping individuals with a first episode of psychosis and their families to successfully find their way to psychological and functional well-being, and to access the services they need in the mental health system.

Contact Information

16158 South Military Trail

Delray Beach, Florida 33484

Ph: 561-495- 0522 (Main)

561-637- 2102 (Intake / Crisis)

561-637-1038 (NAVIGATE Program)

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.