At CACS we are proud to…
Provide exceptional and effective care to individuals and families in central South Dakota by empowering those we serve, focusing on strengths, and promoting wellness within our communities.
Mental Health Services
At CACS, our trained and experienced staff provide responsive, effective, and individualized therapeutic care across the lifespan. Mental health is an integral part of overall health and wellness. CACS professionals recognize that each person brings unique experiences, strengths, and goals that drive their plans for services. Treatment recommendations consider personal needs and preferences and may include individual, group, or family sessions. CACS offers the unique ability to connect to multiple treatment teams and resources internally, as well as having the ability to also wrap in a network of supports within the community to provide the most comprehensive care. Regardless of where a person is in their journey, CACS strives to create a safe place for all to explore their experiences and build skills to enhance their lives.
Substance Use Services
A substance use disorder (SUD) is a disease that occurs when the recurrent use of alcohol and/or drugs causes significant impairments in an individual’s life. Impairments may include physical or mental health problems, disability, and failure to meet primary responsibilities at work, school, or home. Substance use disorders can range from mild to severe. The first step in getting help for substance use is to complete a comprehensive assessment. At CACS, our qualified SUD staff can provide assessment services and treatment recommendations. Treatment recommendations for substance use disorders are individualized to the person’s needs through various professional and natural supports such as outpatient treatment, support groups, and peer specialists.
A psychiatric provider is a medical provider who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illnesses, including substance abuse disorders. Psychiatric providers are uniquely qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological disturbance. Their medical education has given them a full working knowledge of the many causes for a patient’s feelings and symptoms. Equipped with this understanding, psychiatric providers can make a complete, accurate diagnosis and then recommend or provide treatment.
Therapeutic Foster Care
Therapeutic Foster Care is a family foster home based treatment program. TFC parents provide nurturing basic day-to-day care for a foster child in a safe environment, but treatment foster parents are also expected to provide extra time and effort to help a child meet their emotional and behavioral needs. The TFC clinical specialist and treatment parents partner with a treatment team including: the child’s therapist, school, medical providers, guardian agency and any others providing services to that child. The goal of the TFC Program is to address the causes of a child’s emotional problems and help them to change their behavior allowing the child to live a more functional life in a family, school and community.
Zero Suicide is an aspirational challenge and practical framework with the foundational belief that suicide deaths for individuals under the care of health and behavioral health systems are preventable. Using the Zero Suicide framework, Capital Area Counseling Services (CACS) is dedicated to a system-wide transformation toward safer suicide care by routinely and consistently embedding evidence-based practices focused on patient safety and offering hope for recovery for people at risk for suicide.