Who We Are

The State of Tennessee has designated our program a Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody and our services extend to 10 Rural East Tennessee counties and Hamilton County. The counties we serve are: Hamilton, Grundy, Meigs, McMinn, Polk, Bradley, Monroe, Sequatchie, Marion, Rhea and Bledsoe.

The SECOE assists the Department of Children’s Services and local community providers in identifying and assisting in highly complex in custody and at-risk cases. Our consultation, diagnostic, and care plan development services are available to the Department of Children’s Services, Department of Health, community providers and Best Practice Network providers involved in the care of children in or at-risk for custody. Our services include: comprehensive care management and care coordination services, comprehensive case review, medication consultation and limited medication management, and psychological assessment services.

To make a COE referral for children in state’s custody, contact your DCS Well-Being Unit clinician to triage and determine if other interventions or referrals are indicated and/or what type of COE service to request. If the referral is deemed appropriate, a confirmation email will be sent to inform you that we are moving forward with the referral process.