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Motivational Support Specialists (MSS)

Motivational Support Specialists provide a comprehensive array of services to assist families in building healthy, safe, and productive lifestyles. These specialists provide substance abuse outreach, assessment, screening, intervention, and case management services to families who are involved in the child welfare system. The services offered by MSS are designed to foster the family relationship within the home environment by creating and maintaining connections with behavioral health providers that encourage and support families to work through personal barriers to successful treatment. MSS works closely with child protective investigators and/or dependency case managers in which substance abuse is suspected as a contributing factor to abuse/neglect allegations.

Program referrals may be made during the initial child abuse investigation or at any point during child protective supervision or out-of-home care. In an effort to meet the needs of the families being served, the MSS program offers flexible hours of operation Monday through Friday. It is important to understand that MSS does not function as the primary treatment counselor but coordinates Behavioral Health services.

Motivational Support Specialists are currently serving clients through the following office locations:

Leon & Jefferson

1000 W. Tharpe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Wakulla & Franklin

69 High Drive
Crawfordville, FL 32326

Gadsden & Liberty

305-B W. Crawford Street
Quincy, FL 32351

Taylor & Madison

1421 Old Dixie Hwy
Perry, FL 32348

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720- 6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Non-Discrimination Statement
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