Children & Youth Mental Health Services
The Oneida County Department of Mental Health’s Children & Youth SPOA is charged with planning, monitoring and overseeing the children’s local system of care. The Department has continued its efforts to promote collaboration and support to provider agencies, children and youth, families, county departments, schools and other service systems. Oneida County Department of Mental Health’s Children & Youth SPOA is in regular communication with state systems regarding changes to the behavioral health framework for children and youth.
- Youth in Oneida County in need of mental health services that extend beyond what community based providers can assist with can be referred to the Children & Youth SPOA Program. The first step is to complete the Children’s SPOA Application for Oneida County. This application along with the referral instructions can be found as a link below.
- Department of Mental Health’s Children & Youth SPOA will assess the child’s level of need and link them to an appropriate Behavioral Health service provider. Some of the programs that Children’s SPOA can refer to include, Children’s Health Homes, Community Service Providers, Children and Family Treatment and Support Services, Intensive Case Management, Wraparound services, Community Residences, and Residential Treatment Facilities.
- The Children’s SPOA referral may be accessed through the link below. For more information or assistance with a referral please contact one of the staff from the Department of Mental Health’s Children & Youth SPOA.
Child & Youth SPOAA Coordinator
Oneida County Department of Mental Health
800 Park Avenue, 9th Floor
Utica, NY 13501
Family Peer Advocate