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Youth Support Services Overview

Burrell's youth support services provide community-based services for kids and families with serious emotional disturbances and mental health disorders. We partner with youth, families and various community agencies involved in the family’s life to identify and build on the youth and family’s strengths and supports.

We also provide evidence-based interventions, skill-building, access to and coordination with community resources, education about mental health symptoms and treatment, and crisis prevention, response and post-vention. Meetings focus on an individualized plan to address identified needs and connect you to community resources available for your family.

It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the amount of work parenting takes and the pressure we feel trying to do the right thing for our children. Add in the stress of a child who is struggling with emotional or behavioral issues and parents can feel tremendous fatigue, leaving them with even less energy to try to help manage their child’s behavior. The whole thing can become a cycle of stress.The professional staff at Burrell have years of experience working successfully with children and adolescents, and are here to help your children and family work on the issues that are leading to a stressful home life and develop healthy practices that will support your child's success at school and in the community.


I dreaded walking into a public place with my daughter. Inevitably, something wouldn’t go right and there would be a tantrum in the store, in the restaurant – even at church. Thanks to your help, I’m back in control – my daughter’s back in control – and we both enjoy our outings together.

A child receiving Burrell's youth support services smiles at her counselor.
A child receiving Burrell's youth support services is hugged by his mom.


My mother said my son was strong-willed. That’s her nice way of saying he wouldn’t listen to anything anyone had to say – not me, not his teachers, not his grandparents. If I was struggling now, I couldn’t imagine what this was going to be like as he grew into his teenage years. I knew something had to change and it had to start with me. The weeks I spent learning from you passed quickly because it was so enjoyable – and the results are just amazing.


We are now exercising regularly and making an effort to eat healthy by following a portion control and food groups. I haven’t felt hopeless for multiple months now; and Mom notices that I’m more happy more often. I’m able to understand what stressed me out and I respond better. Mom and I communicate better.

A group of teens smile together.

Get Started

Services begin with screening for eligibility. Screenings can be scheduled by phone at 417-761-5000 in southwest Missouri, 573-777-8300 in central Missouri, or through one of our Connection Centers. To find a clinic near you, click here.

Standard intake paperwork and a developmental history will be required at time of screening for eligibility. If client qualifies, same-day admission to the program may occur if youth and family are in agreement. Both the youth and their legal guardian must be present for intake. Proof of guardianship will be required guardians who are not the biological parent.

24-Hour Crisis Line

If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance-use crisis, please call our toll-free 24-hour telephone line. Our team can help provide immediate assistance.

Southwest Missouri: 1-800-494-7355

Central Missouri: 1-800-395-2132

National Help Line: Call or Text 988