Mental Health/Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
CPS and CRS Training Opportunity
The Peer Support Expansion Initiative is excited to announce that we are hosting a third cohort in late Summer 2021! Individuals seeking to become a Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) or Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) are encouraged to apply. This class will be different than the previous two in that both CPS and CRS will be trained at the same time. Individuals will go through their respective core training and then join together for the Enhanced Training and Field Placement part of the program. There are limited spaces, so please have interested candidates apply asap.
Applications due June 18th, 2021.
MH Resources During COVID-19
Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Administration and Supports Coordination
- Intake-Please call 610-344-6029 and leave a message
EI Administration and Services Coordination
- Offices- Early Intervention SC Unit and administration is fully operating. The Service Coordination Unit is receiving referrals, conducting intake meetings, and developmental evaluations virtually via tele-intervention, which remains the priority and the preferred mode of intervention. For general assistance, please call: 610-344-4626. If you are currently receiving Early Intervention services, please call your service coordinator if you have any questions or needs.
- Referrals- We continue to take referrals for Early Intervention evaluation. Referral can be made electronically by clicking this link – , or call 610-344-5948 to make a referral. Someone will answer your call and take basic information. An Early Intervention Service Coordinator will be assigned to you and will follow-up to discuss next steps
- Services- Per the guidance from OCDEL Bureau of Early Intervention and Family Supports, it is recommended that when a community is in Substantial risk of transmission of COVID-19, tele-intervention strategies are used to implement the IFSP. Tele-intervention is the lowest risk service delivery strategy.
Mental Health services contracted through Chester County are considered essential and life sustaining services. Provider agencies listed on our website are operating, but may have been given authority to operate differently. Some may be utilizing telehealth or have temporary policy changes. Individuals needing mental healthcare should reach out to the providers as usual. The County Mental Health administrative offices are closed and staff is working remotely and available to respond to your questions. Please send us an email at , and someone will respond.
For up-to-date provider information related to provision of service guidance from OMHSAS/DHS please visit the PA Department of Human Services.