View of the Reno Sparks night skyline from Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
View of the Reno Sparks night skyline from Rancho San Rafael Regional Park

Clinical Services

Clinical Services is comprised of two separate units, the Clinical Resources Unit and the Family Preservation Unit.

The mission of the Clinical Resources Unit (CRU) is to provide behavioral health services to the Division. Services include crisis intervention; individual, couples and family therapy; clinical case support and consultation; foster home support services; placement stabilization and higher level of care movement facilitation; family group decision making; pre and post adoptions support; special needs adoptions clinical services; information and referral; psychological evaluation and consultation; treatment team consultation; client and staff training support; and juvenile sex offender evaluations. This unit is staffed by 3 full-time staff and 4 part-time staff, which include a unit supervisor, a clinical psychologist and licensed therapists.

The mission of the Family Preservation Unit is to provide family therapy and clinical case management to families that are clients of the Division. The Family Preservation Program provides intensive in-home family therapy to families receiving services from the Children’s Services Division. Family therapy services are provided to families for Placement Prevention and for Reunification. Placement Prevention services are provided to families with children who are risk of out-of-home placement due to abuse or neglect. Reunification services are provided to families with children who are returning from foster care or other out-of-home placement. Services typically last for approximately 90 days.

For more information about any of the services offered, please contact the Washoe County Clinical Units at 775.284.2763, or by e-mail at Clinical@washoecounty.us