Child's Mental Health Wraparound (CMHW) Program

The CMHW program provides youth, ages 6-17, who have a diagnosis of a serious emotional disturbance (SED) with specialized services that are intended to address the following:

  • The unique needs of the CMHW member;
  • A treatment plan built upon the member and family's strengths; and
  • Services and strategies that assist the member and family in achieving more positive outcomes in their lives.

The CMHW services available to the eligible members include:

  • Wraparound Facilitation;
  • Habilitation;
  • Respite Care; and
  • Family Support and Training for the Unpaid Caregiver.

Who is eligible for CMHW?

You must meet financial and behavioral health guidelines in order to be enrolled in the CMHW program.  When you complete your Indiana Application for Health Coverage, the Division of Family Resources (DFR) will determine if you qualify for health coverage. The Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) will determine if you meet the behavioral health criteria.

Eligibility Summary

The table below shows the current eligibility requirements for the CMHW program.  You must meet all of these criteria:


Must be between 6 and 17 years old

Financial Criteria

Must be eligible for Indiana Medicaid

Behavioral Health Criteria

Must have two or more DSM IV-TR diagnoses that are not considered excluded.

Exclusionary Criteria:

You will not qualify for the CMHW program if you meet one of these conditions:

  • You are not eligible for Indiana Medicaid;
  • You have a Primary Substance Use Disorder;
  • You have a Primary or Secondary Pervasive Developmental Disorder (Autism Spectrum Disorder);
  • You have Primary Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder;
  • You have Primary of Intellectual disability/developmental disabilities; or
  • You have a Dual diagnosis of serious emotional disturbance and intellectual disabilities.

If you would like to learn more about the CMHW program, you can visit the FSSA Division of Mental Health and Addiction.