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Services for FaCES Patients

Psychiatry Bridging Services: The psychiatry services at FaCES are available to children after their FaCES medical evaluation.  Our psychiatry team provides timely trauma informed psychiatric evaluation, and short term (“bridging”) management services when needed. When a child is examined by one of the FaCES pediatricians, the child may be referred for a psychiatric evaluation by one of the FaCES Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists. Common referral questions may include concerns about severe temper tantrums, aggression, sleep troubles, increased worry and/or sad feelings. The psychiatric evaluation incorporates information from a variety of settings and caregivers along with the child’s own voice, to develop a trauma informed diagnosis and treatment plan for that particular child. The child psychiatrist may recommend short term psychiatric medication and provide medication management along with the patient’s ongoing pediatrician.  

Mental Health Support Services: The FaCES clinic mental health clinicians provide mental health supports to the children and families served in our program. These services can occur over the phone, through virtual platforms (such as Zoom), or face to face, and include:

  • Psychoeducation regarding typical trauma reactive behaviors,
  • Attachment and trauma responsive parenting techniques,
  • Information about various community resources,
  • Referrals to community mental health providers,
  • Short-term individual and family therapy,
  • Safety planning.

Trauma Coach Services: Foster parents of children seen at FaCES can be referred to our Trauma Coach services. FaCES Trauma Coaches serve as an experienced peer support who can provide in-home and remote training, support, and guidance for a foster parent. Trauma Coaches provide caregivers with a medically based understanding of the symptoms of trauma, and practical tools for how to recognize and respond. Generally, caregivers have 3-5 live or remote sessions with our trauma coaches, but the program is flexible to meet the needs of each family.

For more information, please call the FaCES clinic at 774-443-7962.