• Altacare at Thompson Falls Schools

     Comprehensive School-based and
    Community Treatment Program (CSCT)

     Providing hope today for a better tomorrow.
    What is Altacare?

    Altacare is a program that provides intensive therapeutic services to youth through a school-based program.  The goal of Altacare is to develop, maintain, and support the student’s capacity to achieve success in both the public school classroom and his/her community.

    Altacare provides students with the opportunity to have their therapeutic needs met with minimum disruption.  The program is intended to promote students’ positive involvement in their community, school, and home while affording youth the opportunity to receive specialized social and emotional development in the least restrictive treatment environment possible. 

    Altacare provides Thompson Falls Schools with 6 mental health professionals, including 3 licensed therapists.  These professionals treat children in school on a one-to-one basis; this often avoids the need for an out-of-school or out-of-home placement.

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    Therapeutic Curriculum and Interventions

    • Individual Treatment Planning
    • Virtues and Values Programming
    • Individual, Group, Family, and Recreational Therapies
    • Anger Management and Crisis Intervention
    • Coping Skills
    • Self-esteem Building
    • Social skills (Making Friends)
    • Setting Appropriate Boundaries
    • Summer Programming
    Referral Process

    Children are screened for admission to CSCT services by an Altacare therapist, the child’s parent/guardian, and a school administrator.  The child must meet specific clinical criteria established by the state of Montana (more details about the eligible diagnoses can be directed to our staff).  Each child that qualifies receives an individual treatment plan that allows the child to continue in school with minimal disruption to his/her normal schedule.

    Payment Options                     

    We accept Medicaid, Montana CHIP, and various private insurances.  We also accept private pay for families who have no insurance benefits.
    For More Information
    For more information about the CSCT program with Altacare at Thompson Falls Schools, please contact:
    Junior High
    High School
    We are happy to answer any questions!
    Altacare/Acadia of Montana is licensed as a mental health center by
    Montana Department of Health and Human Services.