Child & Adolescent Mental Health

146750324DeKalb CSB offers mental health outpatient and community support services for children and adolescents. Youth between the ages of three and eighteen are eligible for these services if assessed and determined to have a diagnosis which indicates emotional disturbance, mood disorder, behavioral disorder or some combination of these categories.  Individuals who are significant in the child’s life, schooling or community are included as appropriate in the plan of care.

Child & Adolescent Services

  • Medication Services and Onsite Pharmacy
  • Individual/Play Therapy
  • Group & Individual Therapy
  • Family Support and Therapy
  • Coordination of Services with schools, courts, and agencies such as the Department of Family and Children Services and Department of Juvenile Justice

Prevention & Early Intervention Program

The Prevention and Early Intervention Program (PEIP) is an innovative, evidence-based program offered by DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB) which aims to assess, engage, support, and treat individuals ages 9-25 that are at ultra-high risk for developing a psychotic disorder or are in their first episode of psychosis.

Learn more

Visit the PEIP Website

Download the PEIP Brochure


School Based – Emotional & Behavioral Support Services Program

The Emotional & Behavioral Support Services Program (EBSS) seeks to enhance the learning environments of schools by removing barriers to learning and actively promoting  the emotional well-being of students through effective health promotion and intervention in the schools.

EBSS offers a comprehensive program for both children and adolescents suffering from both mental health issues and substance abuse. Youth between the ages of three and 18 are eligible for these services if assessed and determined to have a diagnosis which
indicates emotional disturbance, mood disorder, behavioral disorder or some
combination of these categories.

EBSS at Freedom Middle School

EBSS at Stoneview Elementary School


How to Access Services

Call our Central Access line at 404.892.4646 for assessments, scheduling appointments or referrals.

Payment Information

DeKalb CSB serves all clients who are eligible for treatment. For those with insurance coverage, we currently accept Peachcare for Kids and Commercial Medicaid plans administered by Wellcare and Amerigroup.

Mailing: PO Box 1648, Decatur, GA 30031
General information: 404.294.3834
Appointments, referrals and crisis support: 404.892.4646

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