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Program Description

  Outpatient Behavioral Health Services - Child

Adolescent Outpatient Behavioral Health Services - Child offers comprehensive substance use prevention, substance use and mental health screenings, mental health treatment, and care coordination services for Montgomery County youth and their families, particularly for the most vulnerable. Services are individualized, child-focused, family-driven, culturally and linguistically appropriate, and accessible via office, school, and community-based settings. The program strives to serve the behavioral health needs of youth and families along a continuum of care from prevention to treatment

Program Contacts

Contact Mark Hodge of the HHS - Behavioral Health and Crisis Services at 240.777.1568 or Grace Pedersen of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.773.1088 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Number of unduplicated clients served 1592462550550550
Percent of clients who showed symptom reduction at post-test or upon discharge 272%67%67%67%67%
1  In FY23, the program experienced staff shortages as well as more severe presentations in youth - both of which decreased capacity to open new cases. Clinic staff are being trained in group psychotherapy to be able to see more youth in need of mental health services in the coming year.
2  The client population served in FY23 had more severe presentations and acuity than in previous years, contributing to lower rates of symptom reduction.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved760808329.75
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.3530690.50
FY25 Recommended796115230.25