What is this?
Edgewood’s Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) provides youth and families a safe, structured, child-friendly and supportive place to address mental health needs. The CSU was created in conjunction with the San Francisco Department of Public Health to evaluate and triage children and youth ages 6-17 experiencing psychiatric crises.
Currently, most children in crisis situations end up in emergency facilities that are inadequately prepared to manage children experiencing a non-medical, emotional crisis.
What services do you offer?
Edgewood’s staff specializes in serving children and families. The CSU offers child-focused evaluation and intervention in a family-friendly setting. We offer a wide range of services including:
- Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and risk assessment
- Medical screening
- Collaborative treatment planning with an individualized, strength-based focus
- Crisis stabilization and prevention
- Discharge planning including linkage with community supports and services
- Coping skills building and safety planning
- Parent and guardian support and education
Our multidisciplinary team provides nursing and clinical care 24/7.
Who is this for?
Youth experiencing a psychiatric crisis in the city and county of San Francisco, or who need immediate crisis evaluation and stabilization services can come to the CSU.
My son and I were a little scared when we came here. The staff did an amazing job of explaining everything and being so transparent. It was so refreshing and comforting and made the already heightened situation much easier to handle.Parent of a CSU Youth
For more information:
EDGEWOOD CSU MAIN LINE & ALL REFERRALS
Director: Liz Siliato, LMFT
Clinical Manager: Lisa Neves, LCSW
Referrals are accepted 24/7 by phone or on site. The CSU works in partnership with Several departments including SF Unified School District, Kaiser, SFPD and Child Crisis.