Family Counseling Service of Northern Nevada

We strive to assist individuals and families to meet the opportunities and challenges of a changing world.

Dawn Cheeseman BSW
Case Manager
Phone: 775-329-0623
Fax: 775-297-7395
Case Managers help their clients with needed resources and referrals for:
• Medical Needs
• Nutritious food
• Substance use
• Mental Health
• And More…

Helping individuals and/or families:

• Improve their coping skills

• Increase resilience

• Promote greater autonomy

• Increased feeling of safety and well-being

• Increased access to care and appropriate utilization of resources

• Balanced with the client’s right to self-determination

Case Management Services

Case managers specialize in coordinating and providing care that is:
• Timely
• Effective

• Efficient

• Equitable

• Client Centered

The Case Management Process

• Screening: The first step of the process used for determining if the case in question requires case management services.

• Assessing: Used for analyzing the screening in depth to ensure proper support will be given.
• Risk evaluation: Used for determining the level of intervention needed.

• Planning: Used for creating a plan with goals and actions for the client to follow. 

• Implementation: Used for the actual actions in progress regarding the plan created previously. 

• Follow-Up: Used for analyzing this process and determining if any further action will be needed.

Family Counseling Service offers Case Management as a stand-alone service. The prerequisites for case management services include that an individual meets, at minimum, one of the following criteria: 

  • Survivor of any type of domestic violence at any point in their life.
  • Survivor of any type of familial/domestic abuse (mental, emotional, physical, verbal, or sexual, etc.) at any point in their life.
  • Survivor of any familial/domestic trauma at any point in their life.
  • Witnessed any of the above criteria as a child.

Dawn Cheeseman, BSW, is a case manager at Family Counseling Service. Dawn completed her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of Nevada, Reno. While practicing case management and faced with situations that seem futile, Dawn's philosophy is always "nothing is impossible," and works to find creative and unconventional methods to meet the needs of her clients. Dawn stresses the importance of meeting each client where they are and building strong rapport so their relationship is honest, effective, and yields the best results possible for the client.

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