CASSP Program

What is CASSP?

The Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP) is a comprehensive system of care for children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbance.

For more information, view the CASSP Principles pdf.

CASSP Core Team

The CASSP Core Team consists of staff from mental health, substance abuse, mental retardation, education, juvenile justice, and child welfare systems. The Core Team meets with parents (and adolescents aged 14 and over), additional family members, staff from school, and other key people in the child / adolescent's life to review their situation, make recommendations for service, and together develop a plan of service for the individual and family.


The Cumberland County Core Team meets in the Human Service Building in Carlisle on the first and third Friday of every month. The Perry County Core Team meets in New Bloomfield as needed.

CASSP Referrals

CASSP referrals are discussed with parents or guardians when a child / adolescent has mental health needs and also requires the services of other child-serving systems. If the child is age 14 or older, they are included in the discussion. If the parents agree to participate in the CASSP meeting, the case manager or school representative completes the CASSP referral packet pdf and mails it to the CASSP Coordinator, who then schedules the meeting.


CASSP Brochure


CASSP Elementary School Based Brochure pdf