Star View TEAMMATES
Doing what ever it takes to keep families together
TEAMMATES is a leader in the provision of Wraparound in the Los Angeles Area. Wraparound is a unique approach to working with Severely Emotionally Disturbed (SED) youth who are in long-term placement within LA County’s Mental Health, Foster Care, or Juvenile Justice systems. Star View TEAMMATES is one of several leading Wraparound agencies in the county, working closely with Star View Community Services, a provider of community-based mental health services.
Wraparound services are designed to “do whatever it takes” to help youth and their families to stay together, achieve success, attend school, and participate in community activities. This approach combines mental health and child welfare methods in a comprehensive psychosocial rehabilitative approach. Click for more on the “Whatever it takes” approach.
Provides families referred by child-protective services with assistance in stabilization and resources to prevent out-of-home placement of children. Services are provided for six child welfare regional offices.
Children Outreach Triage Teams (COTT) provides crisis intervention and support services to children and teenagers (ages 17 and under) who are experiencing urgent crises and are at-risk for placement disruptions. Teams work with children and their parents/caregivers to deescalate behaviors and prevent the need for hospitalization. Services are provided in home, in a home-like setting, or in the community.
The Outreach Triage Team (OTT) serves adults, ages 18 and up, in need of immediate crisis intervention and support. Teams provide individualized, strength-based support and services to address a client’s needs. The purpose is to promote the learning and development of independent living skills to obtain self-sufficiency. Clients are also connected to services from partnering organizations.
TEAMMATES Wraparound Approach
TEAMMATES’ intensive, community-based and family-centered approach is implemented by collaborative teams, including professional and lay staff, and family and community representatives.
Below is a partial list of the comprehensive programs and services available to our Wraparound clients:
- Crisis Intervention
- Mental Health Services
- Personalized family safety planning and supports
- Health screening and referrals
- Independent living skills training
- Psychological and psychiatric assessments and services
- Specialized groups for youth and parents
- Special Education Support, School-based services
- Transportation and other support services
In addition to our Wraparound interventions, clients and their families may take advantage of other programs and services through our affiliates, Star View Children and Family Services (SVCFS) and Star View Community Services. Click for more about related programs and services through Inter-Agency Collaboration.
Tina Binda, MA, MFT
Star View Wraparound TEAMMATES Administrator
370 S Crenshaw Blvd., Ste. E-100
Torrance, CA 90503
Phone: (310) 787-1500
Steve Albrecht, MSEd, MBA
Star View Community Services
1501 Hughes Way, Suite 150
Long Beach, CA 90810
Phone: (310) 221-6336 ext. 110
Fax: (562) 988-9293