Screening, Assessment, and Support Services (SASS)
Screening, Assessment, and Support Services (SASS) is a home and community-based program that provides mental health services to adolescents and children who are at risk of being removed from their family. The goal of SASS is to keep children in their homes through comprehensive assessments and intensive treatment services.
Top priority is given to children and adolescents served by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the Department of Mental Health and Developmentally Disabled (DMHDD).
The intensive in-home and agency-based services provided by SASS include:
- Family assessments
- Respite care to families
- Behavioral assessment
- Behavior management
- Referrals to appropriate agencies for further services
- Parent education
- Individual and family psychotherapy
- Hospital-based services
SASS also is the area screening agent for admission for the community and Zellar Mental Health Center, the state-operated facility in Peoria.
Referrals are accepted from DCFS, DMHDD, schools, social agencies, family members, and the courts.
For more information about Robert Young Center's Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services, please call (309) 779-2031.