Child, Youth, and Family Mental Wellness (CYF)
Child, Youth, and Family Mental Wellness (CYF) provide quality mental health services for the Tulalip community. CYF’s diverse professional team allows us to connect individuals and families with highly qualified and skilled clinicians who provide confidential individual and family counseling for children and adolescents.
- Individual and family therapy
- Family and academic support
- Parenting support
- Art therapy
- Play therapy
- Reflective Network Therapy (RNT) available at the Betty J. Taylor Early Learning Academy (BJTELA)
- Transportation services for clients (limited service area)
- Referrals to psychological services
- Referrals to Psychiatric Services Program
- Referrals for children with sexual behavior problems
- Youth and adolescents ages 3-18
- Must have health insurance
- Must meet at least one of the following criteria:
- American Indian/Alaska Native youth (AI/AN)
- Non-AI/AN* youth who is the natural or adopted child, step-child, foster-child, legal ward, or orphan of an eligible AI/AN.* (Please provide legal document or written letter from eligible AI/AN.*)
- Non-AI/AN* youth who are a child in common, a foster or custodial child, or an adopted child placed within a family unit in which any member is an eligible AI/AN.* (Please provide legal document or written letter from eligible AI/AN.*)
WHEN TO SEEK SERVICES:
It is normal for youth to experience challenges. There are times when normal problems develop into ongoing struggles that can affect many areas of the youth’s life. We offer mental health therapy to support and help provide relief from difficulties the youth may be experiencing.
Signs that may signal your child needs professional support/full range services include:
- Anxiety or depression
- Family concerns
- Child behavior and school problems
- Grief and loss
- Attention difficulties
- Impulsive behaviors
- Appetite and sleep concerns
- Anger difficulties
How can I request services through CYF?
Request for Services (Youth Referral) form:
- This form is used to gather the demographic and clinical information needed to schedule an appointment promptly and appropriately. All information on the form is required.
- If you have any questions about completing the referral, please call us at 360-716-4224.
- Return the Request for Services (Youth Referral) form by fax to 360-716-0751 or bring to the reception desk at our primary location - 4033 76th PL NW, Tulalip, WA 98271
When will my child/youth be scheduled for an appointment?
We will only schedule youth for assessment/evaluation appointments when we have therapy openings. Once we have availability, we will contact the family to schedule an appointment.
For emergent requests please call us at 360-716-4224 and ask to speak with the clinical supervisor.
Youth in emergent crisis should be referred to the Tulalip Crisis Response Team (CRT) or, you may also call Snohomish County Care Crisis Line at 1-800-584-3578.
Which provider will my child/youth see at the first appointment?
New clients are scheduled according to clinician match and availability. (If you are requesting services for medication management, the youth must first have an assessment/evaluation with a therapist prior to being referred to a prescriber.)
What is needed prior to the first appointment?
- Copies of any necessary legal documentation
- Birth or adoptive parents do not need to bring legal documentation (unless they do not have legal custody).
- If you are a legal guardian or legal representative of the youth, we will need copies of the file stamped or certified legal documents stating this prior to scheduling the initial appointment (i.e. Letters of Guardianship, Medical and Education Authorization Order).
- If any of the following apply to the youth, you are asked to provide a copy of the file stamped or certified document:
- Least Restrictive Alternative (LRA) or Conditional Release (CR); court-order for mental health/chemical dependency treatment; Parenting Plan; Power of Attorney; Advanced Directives for Psychiatric Care; Protection Order, Placement Letter
- Fax copies to 360-716-0751 or bring to the reception desk at our primary location - 4033 76th PL NW, Tulalip, WA 98271
- Health insurance
- If the youth does not have insurance, please contact Tulalip Health System’s Alternative Resources at 360-716-4511 if you need assistance in applying.
What is needed at the first appointment?
- Copies of the following documents:
- Insurance card(s)
- Tribal ID (if applicable)
- List of any currently prescribed and/or over-the-counter medications and/or supplements
- Legal guardian’s photo ID (Tribal ID, driver’s license, etc.)
- Youth’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan (if applicable)
- Completed CYF forms and questionnaires
- You may arrive early to the first appointment to complete the documents, or these documents can be sent to you to complete ahead of time, upon request