Youth and Family Treatment Enhancement and Expansion
(Family TREE)

Family TREE enhances and expands comprehensive treatment, early intervention, and recovery support services for youth (ages 12 – 18) with:

  • substance use disorders (SUD) and/or

  • co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD),

and their families/primary caregivers.

TREE recognizes that family/primary caregiver involvement in a youth’s treatment is a key factor in effective treatment and recovery programs. Click here for a short video about Family TREE’s services.

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Services for youth and family members

Youth ages 12-18 living in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County or Jefferson County are eligible for Family TREE substance use treatment and mental health services. Caregivers are also screened for behavioral health and other needs and referred to services. Referrals are made from schools, hospitals, family courts, and BHN’s Engaging Patients in Care Coordination and Youth Emergency Room Enhancement programs. Youth and families can also self-refer.

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Community outreach

Behavioral Health Network partners with hospitals and urgent care centers to improve conversations about substance use with their patients and encourage the use of standard screening tools. For example, a youth may be admitted to an inpatient medical unit because they broke a leg while riding their bike intoxicated, and if properly screened they can be referred for help.

To refer a youth/family to Family TREE,

or if you want to increase your organization’s use of screening tools, call (314) 399-9794.

For more information, contact Dana Silverblatt, Director of Youth Initiatives: dsilverblatt@bhnstl.org

Family TREE is a program of Preferred Family Healthcare, with a subcontract to Behavioral Health Network.

Family TREE is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration.