Children’s System of Care

As part of Thriving Mind South Florida’s overall commitment to providing safety net services for mental health and substance use in community, we also provide a full array of services for children and youth.

Prevention Services: Prevention services provide substance abuse prevention and wellness promotion services, raise awareness, foster collaboration, and enhance the efforts of community programs and coalitions for the enrichment of youth, families, and communities.

Crisis Services: Crisis services meet the needs of individuals who are experiencing an acute crisis and who present a danger to themselves or others.

Outpatient Services: Outpatient services include individual and/or group interventions, psychiatric services, medication-assisted treatment and more.

Residential Services: Residential services provide a structured, home-like, non-hospital setting with supervision on a 24-hour/7 days per week basis.

Supportive Services: Supportive services are designed to help people and their families to develop skills to live, work and learn successfully.

ADA Compliance

Any person with a disability requiring special accommodations to a meeting may contact Jessica Rodriguez at (305) 858-3335 Ext. 7458 or via e-mail at jrodriguez@thrivingmind.org, at least five (5) working days prior to the event. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact this office by using the Florida Relay Services which can be reached at 1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or 1 (800) 955-8770 (Voice) or you may contact Ms. Rodriguez via the e-mail provided above.

Resources

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s new web-based guide, Connecting Communities: A Guide to Youth-Adult Partnership for Youth Mental Wellbeing, offers tools, activities and many other resources to help youth and community-based organizations collaborate to realize a shared vision for change. Change makers who use this guide will discover new ways to:

  • Commit to elevating youth voice of lived experience.
  • Be a young leader and storyteller.
  • Create change together.

Mental Illness and Substance Use in Young Adults

Entering adulthood can be an emotional time, but sometimes the ups and downs can mean something more.

Millions of young adults are living with a mental or substance use disorder and many either do not realize they have one or are not paying attention to the signs and not seeking help. In fact, of the 8.9 million young adults who reported having a mental illness in 2018, more than 2 in 5 went untreated and of the 5.1 million with a substance use disorder, nearly 9 in 10 did not get treatment.

It is important to remember that asking for help is a normal part of life, and you should never feel like you have to take on the world alone. If you are concerned that you or someone in your life may be drinking too much, using drugs, or dealing with mental illness, there are resources available to help.

 

Referral Forms and Information

Mobile Response

Mobile Response Teams provide a rapid response and short-term psychological care aimed at assisting individuals in a crisis situation. The goal is to restore balance to the individual’s functioning and to minimize the potential of long-term psychological trauma. Available 24-7. Call 305-774-3616.

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Mental Health and Substance Use Services for Youth

As part of Thriving Mind South Florida’s overall commitment to providing safety net services for mental health and substance use in community, we also provide a full array of services for children and youth.

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If you are in need of emergency help please call 911 or visit our Crisis Support page

Contacts for Children’s System of Care

Stephanie Pastorino

Children’s System of Care Specialist

spastorino@thrivingmind.org
Direct: (786) 507-7460
Main: (305) 858-3335 Ext:7460
Fax: (305) 860-4869

Naromy Etienne

Children’s System of Care Specialist

netienne@thrivingmind.org
Direct: (786) 507-7470
Main: (305) 858-3335 Ext:7470
Fax: (305) 860-4869

India Hudson, M.S.

Children’s Care Coordinator

ihudson@thrivingmind.org
Direct: (786) 507-7478
Main: (305) 858-3335 Ext: 7478
Fax: (305) 860-4869

Maria Guajardo

Project Director

mguajardo@thrivingmind.org
Direct: (305) 860-0637
Main: (305) 858-3335 Ext:7470
Fax: (305) 860-4869