Children's Services Act (CSA)
Funds Services Through Family Assessment & Planning Team (FAPT) for High-Risk Youth
The purpose of the act is to provide high quality, child centered, family focused, cost effective, community-based services to at-risk youth and their families. Children are referred by the Department of Social Services, Colonial Behavioral Health, Williamsburg-James City County Schools, 9th District Court Service Unit, or Peninsula Health District.
The mission of the Williamsburg/James City County FAPT is to collaborate with families and community agencies to link families to effective and efficient services to nurture healthy children in their own community.
- Parent’s Guide to CSA
- Resource List of CSA-Approved Services (PDF)
- Stepping Stones Brochure (PDF)
- Virginia CSA Website
Policies & Procedures
Child & Adolescent Strengths & Needs (CANS)
- Virginia’s Children’s Services Transformation - A state-wide philosophy, practice, and strategy that supports family-focused, child-centered, community-based care with a focus on permanence for all children.
- Greater Williamsburg Network of Care – Information on local resources
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – Information for families and professionals on a variety of relevant children’s mental health topics
- Article published by Magellen Health Services Children’s Services Task Force: “Perspectives on Residential and Community-Based Treatment for Youth and Families” (PDF)