Stabilization Services - Children and Adults

Community Crisis Stabilization Services - Children

The CCSS program provides short-term stabilization services (up to 90 days) that are based on a client’s most prominent target behaviors as identified by the client’s family in conjunction with the DDA case manager and CCSS staff. CCSS program staff are trained in positive behavior support principles and de-escalation techniques and work directly with the client to reduce the severity, frequency, and duration of the family’s identified target behaviors. Successful outcomes are achieved when a consistent approach is applied to meeting the client’s behavioral support needs and parents are actively engaged in obtaining new strategies to support their child.  The facility is certified by DDA and serves up to three children at a time.  It is located in Lakewood, Washington.  To learn more about CCSS, please refer to DDA Policy 4.07.

Watch families, clients, and DDA staff discuss Community Crisis Stabilization Services for children.  (YouTube)

Residential Habilitation Center (RHC) Short-Term Stay

If a client or legal guardian requests a short-term stay at an ICF/IID or SONF, the client’s DDA Assessment must show a need for active treatment services as defined in 42 CFR Sec. 483.440(b)(1) or nursing services.  If an ICF/IID or SONF is not at capacity, the facility may be available for planned or emergent short-term stays for individuals age 16 and older.  For information on RHC Short-Term Stay, please refer to DDA Policy 4.01.