Pennsylvania Human Services

Pennsylvania Human Services

Department of Public Welfare (DPW) – Governs all human services provided by the state, including the development of regulations for mental health providers who offer Medical Assistance services to children and their families. Regulatory bulletins for all Department services can be found within the DPW site.

Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) – The Office functions within the Department of Public Welfare, and is responsible for policy, advocacy, and behavioral health managed care services within Pennsylvania. Links within the site lead the reader to information about HealthChoices (the Pennsylvania Medical Assistance managed care program), the CASSP Program (Child & Adolescent Social Service Programs) which provides guidelines for service delivery, and the county mental health system.

Office of Medical Assistance Programs (OMAP) – The Office of Medical Assistance Programs, also a part of the Department of Public Welfare, oversees a large portion of mental health services to children and families in Pennsylvania. Included in their web site is all the information published by the state relating to the HealthChoices programs, including documents about the planned expansion of the program into the Wyoming Valley.

Luzerne-Wyoming County Mental Health/ Developmental Services Program – The country mental health/mental retardation (MH/MR) program that oversees the delivery of service by providers in the Wyoming Valley.


Parent Child Interaction Therapy

Parent Child Interaction Therapy is an evidence-based treatment that has demonstrated clinical improvements in the behavior of pre-school-aged children. See the following video to learn more about PCIT and the Children’s Service Center. For inquiries or to make an appointment for your child call 570-825-6425.