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Speech Therapy

Mental Health Skill Training Service for Children

Service Definition

These services for children and their primary caregivers help improve a child’s ability to live, deal with feelings, cope with problems and work well with others. The training includes information about how to deal with life challenges.


A mental health professional determines that the child and caregiver would benefit from skills training. You can get skills training if you are:

  • A child with a mental health diagnosis.

  • A child’s caregiver who lives in Texas.

  • A caregiver who meets the financial requirements for mental health services.




  • Primary caregivers learn to help their children live better and work well with others.

  • Primary caregivers get a better understanding of how to help their children.

  • Children learn better ways to solve problems and interact with others.

  • Children learn to manage emotions, stress and anger and to be more independent.

Skills Training Benefits 

Accepting Medallion 4, CCC Plus, and Medicaid Fee-for-Service plans from all VA Medicaid Managed Care Organizations including Aetna Better Health of VA, Anthem Healthkeepers Plus, Magellan Complete Care of Virginia, Optima/Sentara, United Healthcare/Optum, and VA Premier.

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