Children and Teenager Foundation

Children and Teenagers Foundation

Our Mission:
• To provide creative solution-focused interventions that identify individual/family strengths and needs.
• To identify individual/family needs in order to ensure emotional, social, educational and physical development.
• To develop community-based collaborative that meet individual/family needs increase stability and decrease risk factors.
• To strengthen family units, encourage & support self-sufficiency.

Addictive Disease Support Services (Adult Services Only):
Consists of substance abuse recovery services and supports, which build on the strengths and resilience of the individual and are necessary to assist the person in achieving recovery and wellness goals as identified in the Individualized Recovery Plan. The service activities include: Facilitation and coordination of the Individual Recovery Plan (IRP); Relapse Prevention; and Individualized interventions specifically geared towards recovery based treatment.

Behavioral Health Assessment (BHA) and Service Plan Development :
Face-to-Face comprehensive clinical assessment. Information from a comprehensive assessment is ultimately be used to develop, together with the client and/or caretakers an Individualized Resiliency Plan that supports resilience and that is based on goals identified by the individual receiving services, along with their parent(s) /responsible caregiver(s) involvement, if applicable.

Case Management Services (Adult Services Only):
This service consists of providing environmental support and care coordination considered essential to assist the individual with improving his/her functioning, gaining access to necessary services, and creating an environment that promotes recovery as identified in his/her Individual Recovery Plan (IRP). The focus of interventions include assisting the individual with: 1) developing natural supports to promote community integration; 2) identifying service needs; 3) referring and linking to services and resources identified through the service planning process; 4) coordinating services identified on the IRP to maximize service integration and minimize service gaps; and 5) ensuring continued adequacy of the IRP to meet his/her ongoing and changing needs.

Certified Peer Support Services (Adult Services Only):
This service provides interventions which promote socialization, recovery, wellness, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills. Activities are provided between and among individuals who have common issues and needs, are individual motivated, initiated and/or managed, and assist individuals in living as independently as possible. Activities promote self-directed recovery by exploring individual purpose beyond the identified mental illness, by exploring possibilities of recovery, by tapping into individual strengths related to illness self-management, by emphasizing hope and wellness, by helping individuals develop and work toward achievement of specific personal recovery goals, and by assisting individuals with relapse prevention planning. Peer Supports are provided by a Certified Peer Specialist.
Community Support Individual (Child and Adolescent Services only):
The purpose of this service is to assist consumers in maintaining stability, independence and wellness in the community, to decrease frequency and duration of crisis episodes through teaching skills building, resource development and community linkages.

Community Transition Planning:
Community Transition Planning is a service provided to address the care, service, and support needs of individuals with serious emotional disturbance and/or co-occurring disorders to ensure a coordinated plan of transition from the state hospital or qualifying facility (where Medicaid billing is not allowed) to the community. Transition Planning activities include: educating the consumer, family, and/or caregiver on service options offered by the chosen primary service agency; participating in state hospital or facility treatment team meetings to develop a transition plan.
Crisis Intervention:
To provide support to an individual who is experiencing an abrupt and substantial change in behavior. Prevent out-of-home placement or manage crisis situations, Address immediate crisis and develop links to alternate services. De-escalate the crisis situation through a variety of appropriate interventions; to mobilize natural support systems, to facilitate access to crisis stabilization and other services necessary to effectively manage the crisis; to follow the current family/individual-owned safety plan.

Diagnostic Assessment:
Psychiatric diagnostic interview examination includes a history; mental status exam; evaluation and assessment of physiological phenomena (including co-morbidity between behavioral and physical health care issues); psychiatric diagnostic evaluation (including assessing for co-occurring disorders and the development of a differential diagnosis);screening and/or assessment of any withdrawal symptoms for youth with substance related diagnoses; assessment of the appropriateness of initiating or continuing services; and a disposition. These are completed by face-to-face evaluation of the youth and may include communication with family and other sources and the ordering and medical interpretation of laboratory or other medical diagnostic studies.
Family Training / Counseling:
Face to face contact with the family either with or without the client, includes behavioral health counseling/therapy and family psychotherapy. Process the roles of the family and family understanding of illness, resiliency, intervention, and support.
Group Training /Counseling:
Face to Face contact in a group setting including behavioral health counseling, didactic teaching structured practice techniques or therapeutic techniques and skills training amongst their peers. This form of counseling has been found to be very supportive for group participants who experience similar issues to teach about illness/medication self-management. The purpose of group training and counseling services is to teach problem solving, cognitive skills, healthy coping mechanisms, to teach adaptive behaviors, interpersonal skills, and daily living skills.
Individual Counseling:
Face to Face contact to provide insight oriented therapy, behavior modification, and/or supportive play therapy. Counseling services seek to teach illness/medication self-management skills, problem solving, cognitive skills, coping mechanisms interpersonal skills and daily living skills, as well as to process the individuals understanding of illness, resiliency, recovery, intervention, and support. Individualized services are provided to resolve personal, social, vocational and intrapersonal and interpersonal concerns.
Nurse Assessment and Care:
Face to face contact to monitor, assess and carry out physician’s orders regarding psychological and/or physical problems and general wellness. Observation, monitoring and care for physical, nutritional, and psychological issues. Assess and monitor response to medications. To educate consumer and family about medications, train on self-administration of medications.

Psychiatric Treatment:
The provision of specialized medical and/or psychiatric services that include, but are not limited to: Psychotherapeutic services with medical evaluation and management including evaluation and assessment of physiological phenomena (including co-morbidity between behavioral and physical health care issues); Assessment and monitoring of an individual’s status in relation to treatment with medication.

Psychological Testing:
Psychological testing consists of a face-to-face assessment of emotional functioning, personality, cognitive functioning (e.g. thinking, attention, memory) or intellectual abilities using an objective and standardized tool that has uniform procedures for administration and scoring and utilizes normative data upon which interpretation of results is based.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services (Adult Services Only):
These services consist of rehabilitative skills building, the personal development of environmental and recovery supports considered essential in improving a person’s functioning, learning skills to promote the person’s self-access to necessary services and in creating environments that promote recovery and support the emotional and functional improvement of the individual.

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