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Intensive Treatment Service (ITS) Program



​The ITS program provides intensive psychiatric services to children and adolescents diagnosed with a mental health condition. ITS programs include 24-hour residential psychiatric care, psychiatric day treatment services, Secure Children’s Inpatient Treatment Programs (SCIP), Secure Adolescent Inpatient Treatment Programs (SAIP), and sub-acute psychiatric treatment programs.

Certification Requirements


​The Chapter 309, Division 8 Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) outline the certification requirements for ITS programs.

Programs must meet current OARs to become a certified ITS program. Programs are certified for up to three years. The Division partners with the DHS Office of Licensing and Regulatory Oversight and the Office of Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigations regarding program concerns, complaints, site-reviews and critical incidents.

Children’s Emergency Safety Intervention Specialist (CESIS)



​Community-Based Structured Housing (CBSH) facilities are residential settings (i.e., congregate housing) that provide housing and meals for persons with mental, emotional, behavioral, or substance use disorders. They also provide residents with services and supports to assist their recovery.

  • Examples of CBSH include: Transitional housing, temporary housing, recovery homes and supported living placements.
  • CBSH facilities are not: Foster homes, residential treatment homes, residential treatment facilities, licensed care facilities, child care facilities, crisis respite facilities, college dormitories, or retirement homes.

Licensing Requirements


​CBSH facilities are registered annually. Inspections may be scheduled with or without advance notice to ensure continued compliance with the Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) and Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS).


Persons seeking professional psychiatric treatment services for children can locate them in the following ways:

For more information about ITS or CESIS, please contact:
Carrie Wouda503-269-1146Statewide