What is Children with Significant Emotional Disorder Waiver?
The CSEDW's primary goal is to support children with severe emotional disorders by helping to keep them with their families, in the home and with a support network while receiving the services they need to improve their outcomes.
The CSEDW is a Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver program authorized under §1915(c) of the Social Security Act. The CSEDW provides services that are additions to Medicaid State Plan coverage for members ages three through 20 who are enrolled in the CSEDW program. The CSEDW permits WV to provide an array of HCBS that enables children who would otherwise require institutionalization to remain in their homes and communities.
West Virginia CSEDW Application
Our services include:
- Case Management
- Respite Care
- Peer Parent Support
In-Home Family Therapy
- In-Home Family Therapy consists of counseling and training services for the member and family provided by a mental health professional listed within the Staff Credentials section. This service includes trauma-informed individual and family therapy in the family home. It should assist the family to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and address the specific needs of the member in relation to their SED and treatment, such as developing and enhancing the family’s problem-solving skills, coping mechanisms, and strategies for the member’s symptom/behavior management.
In-Home Family Support
- In-Home Family Support services allow the member and family to practice and implement the coping strategies introduced by the in-home therapist. The family support worker works with the member and family on the practical application of the skills and interventions that will allow the member and family to function more effectively. The family support worker assists the family therapist by helping the parent/child communicate their concerns; providing feedback to the therapist about observable family dynamics; helping the family and youth implement changes discussed in family therapy and/or parenting classes; providing education to the parent/legal representative regarding their child's mental illness; coaching, supporting, and encouraging new parenting techniques; helping parents/legal representatives learn new parenting skills specific to meet the needs of their child; participating in family activities and supports parents/legal representatives in applying specific and on-the-spot parenting methods in order to change family dynamics.
Counties in WV Where CSEDW Services are Offered:
- Cabell County
- Wayne County
- Putnam County
- Kanawha County