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Child & Adolescent Services

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Cobb County Community Services Board provides both mental health and substance use services for children and adolescents. We provide assessment  and therapy to children and families at Cobb Outpatient Services and offer day programs that address behavioral health challenges. For youth in need of 24-hour substance use care, we offer residential services facilitated by a team of experts.

APEX School-Based Mental Health - Now Available Virtually!

UPDATE: APEX is now virtual!

The APEX program, a partnership with local schools, provides school-based mental health services to students in grades K-12. APEX staff members work closely with school staff to identify the needs of students and link them with appropriate services. At a time when school is now virtual, the services we typically provide within the school setting–including assessment, diagnostic evaluation, individual, family and group therapy and case management/community support–are now available VIRTUALLY.

This school collaboration provides families with streamlined access to mental health services and serves to help improve academics, behavior, virtual school attendance and ultimately graduation rates. To access services, please visit the referral page on our website, look for behavioral health, and then child/adolescent services or call 770-429-5000 during normal business hours.

Substance Use After-School Program

The TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) Clubhouse. is an exciting place for youth (ages 13-17) to learn early recovery skills, alternative decision making and coping skills in an effort to prevent the continued use of psychoactive substances. Clubhouse services include structured recreational activities, educational and employment support services, peer and family support services and relapse prevention services.

Substance Use Residential (Teen)

The George W. Hartmann Center is a co-ed, structured residential substance use disorder recovery program for adolescents, ages 13-17. Hartmann provides 24 hour supervised, planned living and recovery services in a therapeutic environment. We offer comprehensive assessments, individualized treatment planning, substance use recovery groups, individual/family counseling, life-skills group, recreational activities, psychiatric and nursing services, and an accredited educational curriculum.

Mental Health After-School Program

Bright Changes Clubhouse is a community-based program that addresses the social and emotional needs of school-aged children and youth. We provide a safe environment during the after-school hours and during summer where kids can engage in exciting activities and experiences. Club Members receive case management, therapeutic services, age-appropriate life skills, homework support and exposure to different careers and hobbies.