WISe Referrals Process
All referrals should result in a WISe screening. Ask for a screen by contacting the Catholic Community Services WISe Coordinator in your area.
WISe Screening Information
A WISe screen must be offered within 10 working days of receiving a referral. All WISe screens include:
- Information gathering, to complete the Child Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) screen, which consists of a subset of 26 questions. This screen will determine whether it appears your child could benefit from the level of care WISe offers. This screening tool can be completed over the phone or in-person.
- When the screening tool shows that WISe could potentially benefit your child, your child is referred to a WISe agency so that an intake evaluation can be completed. The WISe provider agency will then assign a new team to your child and all care will be coordinated through that agency/team.
- If it is determined that your child does not appear to meet the level of care WISe provides, your child will be referred to other mental health services, as appropriate, to have his/her needs addressed.