CASSP Program

CASSP Newsletter

What is CASSP?

The Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP) is a comprehensive system of care for children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbance.

For more information, view the CASSP Principles pdf.

CASSP Core Team

The CASSP Core Team consists of staff from mental health, substance abuse, intellectual and developmental disabilities, education, juvenile justice, and child welfare systems. The Core Team meets with parents (and adolescents aged 14 and over), additional family members, staff from school, and other key people in the child / adolescent’s life to review their situation, make recommendations for service, and together develop a plan of service for the individual and family.


The Cumberland County Core Team meets at 1615 Ritner Highway in Carlisle on the first and third Friday of every month. The Perry County Core Team meets in New Bloomfield on the second Thursday of every month.

CASSP Referrals

CASSP referrals are discussed with parents or guardians when a child / adolescent has mental health needs and also requires the services of other child-serving systems. If the child is age 14 or older, they are included in the discussion. If the parents agree to participate in the CASSP meeting, the case manager and/or school representative will contact the CASSP Coordinator at 717.240.6320 before completing the CASSP Referral Packet to ensure that the request is appropriate.


CASSP Brochure

CASSP Elementary School Based Brochure     

Elementary Student Assistance Program Brochure 

Elementary Student Assistance Program Brochure (Spanish)