Children's Behavorial Health


The ECR will ensure an array of services and supports that promote developmental growth and mental wellness across the lifespan. A sub-committee of Coordinators of Disability Services met with the CEO multiple times throughout late 2019 and early 2020 to determine how best to implement the needed changes for the creation of the Children’s Behavioral Health Services system. A survey was developed and sent to a broad scope of providers, educators, public health, juvenile court services, CPPC (Community Partnerships for Protecting Children), and anyone interested in children’s brain health issues. The results from that survey are in the document above. The survey included a question about interest in being on the Children’s Advisory Committee. Advisory committee members are listed on the page About, Advisory Committees, Children's Advisory.

The current available services are:

  • Assessment and evaluation for eligibility​
  • Outpatient psychotherapeutic treatment​
  • Medication prescription and management​
  • Prevention​
  • Education​

Services to be implemented 7/1/2021​:

  • Behavioral health inpatient treatment​
  • Crisis stabilization community-based services​
  • Crisis stabilization residential services​
  • Mobile response​
  • Early identification ​
  • Early intervention


For additional information please contact:

Lucia Herman, LBSW

Jones County

  • Children’s Coordinator
  • Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities
  • Coordinator
  • General Assistance Director
  • Substance Abuse Administrator

Mental Health/Disability Services of the East Central Region

  • Children’s Mental Health Coordinator

Contact Information:


Links or emails for additional resources:

Benton & Iowa

Buchanan, Delaware






Iowa Compass provides a broad resource guide.