Stephanie Smith, Early Childhood Services Supervisor
700 University City Boulevard
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Early Childhood Case Managers assist children and their families in finding medical, psychiatric, social/emotional, educational, and other services which are needed for the child to thrive in the community. This includes assistance with referrals to other services, transportation to appointments, and assistance in working with school staff, physicians, and other agencies.
Case Managers work with children who are at risk for serious emotional disturbances. They help families access Outpatient Treatment, Intensive In-Home Treatment, and ongoing psychiatric treatment and medication. Children ages birth to 7 (and sometimes beyond) can receive Early Childhood Case Management Services. Services focus on needs both at home and at school.
Case Managers work with area Head Start, Preschools and elementary schools. Case Managers work with families from Floyd, Giles, Montgomery and Pulaski counties, as well as the City of Radford. Services are funded by Medicaid and FAMIS. Families can also pay for services using a sliding scale fee. The local Family Assessment and Planning Team may also sometimes assist families in paying for services. Referrals can be made directly to NRVCS.