Individual, Group and Family Counseling
The CSF funds programs that provide individual, group and family counseling services that improve functioning and build resiliency skills that help young people thrive. We fund evidenced-based modes of therapy, including play therapy for young children; cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); Functional Family Therapy (FFT) for at-risk youth; and trauma treatment methods, such as EMDR, just to name a few.
The need for counseling is great
1 in 6 young people1 have experienced some kind of mental health challenge in the past year. But, like most states, Missouri doesn’t have enough mental health providers to meet the demands of its population. Our children and adolescents need help overcoming mental health conditions (anxiety, depression, ADHD, and behavioral issues are the most common) and the adverse effects of trauma, including experiencing abuse and witnessing violence. We fund programs that fill this mental-health gap.
Investing in counseling services strengthens Jackson County
Counseling services help young people overcome mental health conditions, heal from trauma, and build resiliency skills.
Better and Safer environments
Counseling services create safer, more supportive environments for children and teens – both at home and in school.
Counseling services not only benefit young people but help families and communities heal together and collectively build social-emotional skills.
The CSF difference
As a voter-approved, tax-funded program, the CSF works to elevate and “raise the tide” for everyone working to support kids in Jackson County. Investing in mental health services, our partners, their programs and collaboration for innovation is what’s best for our kids — and our community.
Learn more about our partners providing counseling services.
The demand for school counselors is growing. Learn how students depend on school counselors to help navigate academic and mental health challenges.
The Children’s Services Fund supports child advocate nonprofit Child Protection Center’s trauma therapy and parent and community training programs.