...and it stinks! Called our caseworker this am to ask, basically, WTH is going on??? Here's the explanation: After our meeting, state people (caseworker and Regional Manager) were waiting to hear back from County MH regarding a referral to Residential Treatment Center (RTC). County MH had a meeting amongst their own people - don't know the details of that meeting but it seems to me there must have been some discussion about avoiding financial liability for the non-Medicaid portion of the Residential Treatment Center (RTC) costs. When RM contacted head of County MH to find out about the Residential Treatment Center (RTC) recommendation - RM was informed that County MH has decided that difficult child is not a candidate for Residential Treatment Center (RTC) because her diagnosis is "behavioral". County says they will refer difficult child to their own behavior-mod person who will come out to the house and teach the parents some skills to handle difficult child's behaviors. As far as state people are concerned, treatment decisions should be made by County MH. If County MH thinks this is a good solution and County MH seems to be handling things - the state is satisfied that our needs are being met and our case can be closed. I asked what about respite and life skills and all those other things the caseworker had mentioned when we met with her in December? I was told - they only offer those things to families in crisis...and our family is NOT in crisis because County MH is treating difficult child and is able to meet all of her needs. O, and you'll love this one... If I am not satisfied or don't quite understand this - caseworker says I should contact an advocacy group. To find an advocate? She recommends I contact County MH - they have the "official list".