|Comprehensive Assessment and Response Training System|
Director, Michael W. Naylor, M.D.
The Comprehensive Assessment and Response Training System (CARTS) was developed to improve the quality of psychiatric care provided to DCFS wards in residential and group home placements and to enhance placement permanence. Specific objectives included:
The CARTS Program consists of two components, the Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment Unit (CATU), a nine-bed psychiatric inpatient unit, and the Response Training System (RTS), a mobile consultation team that provides consultation and technical assistance to residential treatment centers and group homes.