Child Mental Health Special Populations

​​​Children with a serious emotional disturbance (SED) diagnosis with a CALOCUS Level of VI (with or without co-occurring substance abuse or intellectual and developmental disability diagnosis). Additional populations include youth with a mental health diagnosis who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Currently, or have been within the past 30 days, in a facility  (including a Youth Development Center and Youth Detention Center) operated by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction, or Department of Juvenile Justice

  • Identified as needing or are currently receiving inpatient behavioral health treatment or behavioral health assessment/treatment in an emergency department

  • Have experienced frequent crisis services use

  • Identified as needing or authorized to receive Child Residential Treatment Level III or Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility​