Staffed by a team consisting of a psychologists, social workers, nurses, case managers and a consulting physician, the Mobile Urgent Treatment Team provides crisis intervention services on a 24 hour basis to families enrolled in the Wraparound Milwaukee Program. In addition, this team provides services to any family in Milwaukee County with a child who is having a mental health crisis when the behavior of the child threatens his or her removal from home, school, etc.
The MUTT team goes to where the crisis is occurring, assesses the situation, and determines if the child’s behavior or mental health condition can be met with interventions in the home or whether temporary placement in a crisis group home or other emergency setting is required. The MUTT team also assesses whether the child’s behavior constitutes a danger to that child or others requiring possible psychiatric inpatient hospitalization.
In addition to crisis intervention services, the Team can provide short-term case management and can link the child and family to other community services. The MUTT team oversees the operation of an 8-bed crisis/respite group home, which can serve as an alternative to inpatient hospitalization or resource for the child to transition from the inpatient facility.
Operating hours for MUTT is 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday and from 1:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. During all other hours, MUTT can be reached by telephone through an on-call system.
Mobile Urgent Treatment Team
Dr. Steven Dykstra – Director