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Building Compassionate Communities (BCC)

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If you are a parent, guardian or a member of a family with children, you know there is a lot that goes into making a family work. It is a juggling act with school, doctor appointments, sports, extracurricular activities, budgets, groceries, family events, and the list goes on and on. Building Compassionate Communities’ counselors help families living in Franklin, Jackson, Perry and Williamson counties with everything that goes into being a family, while focusing on strengthening child and family resilience, improving access to healthcare, and enhancing the overall mental health service array.

Though telehealth or at-home, office or in-school visits, BCC counselors can help families, regardless of insurance source or diagnosis, with:

  • Mental health screenings
  • Mental health services for youth and family members
  • Juvenile justice system navigation
  • Special education and individualized education plan (IEP) help
  • Reducing stereotypes and stigma related to mental health
  • Preventative care
  • Access to care
  • Immediate and long-term needs for families of children impacted by mental health
  • Peer provided services
  • Support groups
  • Parent education groups

Did you know that one in 10 children in Illinois suffers from a mental illness severe enough to cause some level of impairment? Did you also know that only about 20% of these children receive mental health services?

According to the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF), children who are experiencing environmental trauma and stress, anxiety, or depression can be unable to learn or function to their full potential. And, families can feel helpless as they try to navigate systems to help their children with their mental health. Centerstone can help with BCC – a coordinated system of care which includes their primary care doctor, school, community mental health provider and other services that can give all children and their families the support they need to thrive at home, in school and in their communities.

BCC sprang from a grant awarded to Centerstone from the ILCHF to improve the mental health of children and communities throughout Southern Illinois.

BCC’s vision is to build compassionate communities by collaborating with regional partners and families to integrate services and create lasting change that directly affects children and families.

Community partners involved in BCC include:

  • Children’s Medical & Mental Health Resource Network
  • Christopher Rural Health Planning Corporation
  • Christopher School District
  • Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department
  • Heartland Regional Medical Center
  • Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
  • Jackson County Health Department
  • Marion Unit 2 School District
  • Parent and youth partners
  • Prevent Child Abuse Illinois
  • Redeploy Illinois
  • Regional Offices of Education 21 and 30
  • Shawnee Health Services
  • Southern Illinois Healthcare
  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • Southern Illinois University System
  • Southern Region Early Childhood
  • Unity Point School
  • University of Illinois Extension

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