Family Support Subsidy Program

Children and Families

  • Introduction

    The Division of Mental Health Services to Children and Families provides policy and program direction for public mental health services provided to children with developmental disabilities, children with emotional disturbance, children at risk of disability or emotional disturbance, and to their families.

  • Social Emotional Health Toolkit The Michigan 0-8 Social and Emotional Toolkit provides materials for communities throughout the state to use in promoting the positive social and emotional health of all their children. In this toolkit, you will find resources to help you get started.
  • Social Emotional Health and School Readiness PDF iconA guide for Parents with Children Birth to Age 5
  • A Family Guide to Respite for Children in Michigan PDF icon
  • Social-Emotional Development in Young Children PDF iconA guide for practitioners & providers
  • Infant Mental Health

    Infant mental health services provide home-based parent-infant support and intervention services to families where the parent's condition and life circumstances or the characteristics of the infant threaten the parent-infant attachment and the consequent social, emotional, behavioral and cognitive development of the infant.

  • Integrated Services for Children of Parents with Mental Illness Integrated Services are designed to prevent mental disorders and deviant behavior among children whose parents are receiving services from the public mental health system and to improve outcomes for adult clients who are parents (an estimated 10%). This project is designed to change policies and practices related to intake screening,
  • Local Mental Health Services

    Mental health services in Michigan are coordinated through local Community Mental Health Services Programs (CMHSPs).

  • Services to Children with Developmental Disabilities

    Provides policy program guidance and services innovation and technical assistance for services to children with developmental disabilities delivered through the community mental health system.

  • Insurance Advocacy

    The Insurance Advocacy for Home-Based Alternatives Program works statewide to help families maximize insurance coverage for home care services.

  • Federal Mental Health Block Grant Program

    Through individual block grant contracts with community mental health services programs, these resources are focused on development and maintenance of community based services. For the children, the block grant is used primarily to support wraparound and respite services.

  • Home-Based Services

    Michigan's home-based family service philosophy promotes delivery of services to families in their homes in order to achieve permanence for children, when appropriate, while maintaining and strengthening the family

  • Wraparound Services

    This program serves children and families with severe and multiple problems being served by multiple agencies. Wraparound services refers to an individually designed set of services