Children’s Intensive Outpatient Treatment (WISe)
WISe is available in Snohomish, Skagit, Island, & San Juan Counties for children/youth up to 20 years of age.
WISe TAY (Transition Age Youth) is available in Skagit County & Whatcom County for youth 13-20 years of age.
Children’s Intensive Outpatient Services supports children and their families in their community in a least restrictive environment using the Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) model.
Wraparound works to honor the family voice and choice, identify strengths, build natural supports and foster self-sufficiency. Wraparound teams provide comprehensive behavioral health services and supports to Medicaid-eligible individuals, up to 20 years of age, with complex behavioral health needs and their families. The goal of the program is for eligible youth to live and thrive in their homes and communities, as well as to avoid or reduce disruptive out-of-home placements. Assessment, treatment, and support services are provided in the youth and family’s natural setting, where needs and challenges present themselves (such as the home, school and community).
WISe services are available in Snohomish, Skagit, Island, San Juan, and Whatcom (TAY only) counties.
Anyone can request a referral for a WISe screen by calling our centralized WISe referral line at 425-349-8337 or email WISereferrals@compassh.org.
Services are community and/or home based and include:
- Care Coordination
- Therapy – individual and/or family
- Case aide/community support specialist/youth support partner
- Parent Support Partner
- Medication management
- 24/7 crisis response and outreach
- Monthly (minimum) wraparound team meetings involving the family and all system partners who are involved with the family
- System coordination and collaboration (educational advocacy, psychoeducation, reducing system barriers)
We have adapted the Core Principles of Wraparound based on the National Wraparound Initiative.
For more information on WISe, visit the Health Care Authority website.
Camp Outside the Box
More than 160 youth from our WISe Program take part in “Camp Outside the Box” throughout the summer. Camp Outside the Box is only offered to youth enrolled in the WISe Program. The activities of camp are beneficial to childrens’ treatment, as they provide learning opportunities and address peer relationship building, communication-skills, pro-social behaviors, and self-esteem. Our camp, like our program, is therapeutic and strength-based. Our staff is experienced with the level of care needed to support our youth.
Compassion. Appreciation. Resilience. Empowerment.
The Compass Health WISe Snohomish Team is proud to be designated as an official CARE Community Site.
In affiliation with the Snohomish County Children’s Wellness Coalition, Snohomish County Human Services, and other organizations throughout Snohomish County, we are committed to implementing trauma-informed practices and policies.
We are dedicated to staff professional development, participation in ongoing learning communities and operational change that focuses on compassion, appreciation, resilience, and empowerment.
For more information on CARE and to learn how your business can join the coalition, visit their website.