The Mobile Response Team (MRT) provides on-site crisis counseling services to children and families in Brevard County 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Services are provided to children and families who have been identified as being at risk for placement disruption, being removed as a result of a protective investigation and/or as the result of a call from a parent/child in need from the community.
The program is staffed by Licensed and master level clinicians.
The primary goal of the Mobile Response Team is to de-escalate the crisis situation, stabilize the family, maintain children in their natural home environment, provide support to families and connect families with appropriate resources.
The clinician completes a response summary which includes individual referral recommendations for services required to stabilize and strengthen the family. The Program Coordinator provides follow up to the referral source and is available to participate in Family Team Conferencing as requested.
Interventions may include stabilizing the situation through communication skills, parenting skills, relationship building, behavioral techniques, grief counseling, interviewing of family members and stress management techniques.
The Mobile Response Team clinicians can respond to any location requested including the home, schools, police Department, BFP office, DCF office, office, hospital, funeral services, parks, group homes, foster homes, homeless camps, hotels, crime scenes, churches, day care centers and the Child Advocacy Center.
To access the Mobile Response Team: Call (321) 213-0315