Assessments; diagnosis; evaluation; crisis interventions; family stabilization; parenting education; life skill training; health referrals and linkages; case management services; therapeutic group; therapeutic counseling; referrals for psychiatric consultations and/or evaluations; and classroom intervention.
Mental Health Services offered through Black Family Development, Inc. (BFDI), designed to address specific emotional, behavioral, academic and environmental needs of youth and families so they may function at their ideal level in all life domains. Participants are identified as youth ages 5-17 ½ and their families. In the case of documented medical necessity, youth can be served up to 21 years of age. Staff specialize in serving youth, and their families, who may have social challenges, educational challenges, disruptive behaviors, and/or a mental health disturbances. Services are aimed at enhancing the youth’s and family’s ability to succeed and are provided along the continuum of care from mild case management to home-based level of care to address the most intensive needs experienced by families.
The goal of the mental health program is to work with the consumer and family system to meet goals that improve the reported quality of life.
Mental health Therapy and Counseling
Parent Management Training – Oregon Model (PMTO)
School Based Mental Health
SED (Serious Emotional Disturbance) Waiver
Target Case Management
Program participants are identified as youth ages 5-17 ½ and in the case of documented medical necessity youth can be served up to 21 years of age. For treatment services, the youth are residents of Wayne County who have active Medicaid, with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) diagnosis and in need of outpatient services. We also welcome youth with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse symptoms and may exhibit symptoms that may include truancy, disruptive behavior in school, violent behavior, substance use, and juvenile system involvement. For prevention services, the youth has to be students at one of Black Family Development Inc.’s partnering schools who present complex clinical, social, and/or educational challenges.
Project AWARE is a school-based mental health program in partnership with Detroit Public Schools, the MI Dept of Community Mental Health, and MI Dept of Education. This collaborative work provides direct mental prevention and treatments services for students, while developing sustainable, long-term care solutions within the state of Michigan. This partnership enables BFDI clinical staff to partner with students and their families, while strategizing with state partners to implement resilience activities to ensure that students are connected to effective behavioral health services, which ultimately prevents youth violence in school settings.
Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm
Weekends: Community Meetings
On Call Mobile Health Team : 1-844-SEE-HOPE
BFDI Hope is Here App
2995 E. Grand Blvd Detroit, MI 48202 Phone: 313-758-0150
5555 Conner Ave. Ste 1038 Detroit, MI 48213 Phone: 313-308-0255
If it is after business hours, and you need to reach your Case Manager, please call BFDI’s “After Hours” phone number at (313) 330-2849.
In School Collaborative Partners
Brenda Scott Academy
Ecorse High School
George Washington Carver
Grandport Elementary Academy
New Paradigm - University Yes Academy
Osborn High School
Ralph J. Bunche Academy
Ronald Brown Academy
Schulze Academy for Technology and Arts
University Prep Art & Design: Middle High School
University Prep Art and Design: Elementary School