RC/SBS Brochure - Family & Children's Association

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1 ADDITIONAL SERVICES A SPOA application does not need to be submitted for the Crisis Respite and the Hospital Discharge Programs. Contact Sheri-Ann Best (Mental Health Department of Mental Health, Association), at 516 489-2322, ext 1318 Chemical Dependency and Developmental Disabilities Services SPOA Hospital Discharge Planning The philosophy of this program is to maintain hospital (Single Point of Access) stabilization by the organization and utilization of SPOA IN HOME PROGRAMS appropriate community resources. The goal is to Send completed application and a signed Release of CHILDRENS IN HOME access these services to achieve long-term symptom management or recovery. The purpose is to ensure Information from the Parent/Guardian to: PROGRAMS shorter and fewer psychiatric hospital stays through SPOA Unit/Childrens Services The Single Point of Access (SPOA) simplifies collaborative discharge planning with hospital staff, and coordinates the process of linking children patients and families. When a child is discharged, Department of Mental Health, Chemical with severe social, emotional and behavioral ongoing contact with the family can be provided to Dependency and Developmental Disabilities disorders and their families to the services that link them to essential community resources. Services can assist in meeting their needs. Discharge plans are developed through the collaboration of our Coordinator, the hospital, mental 60 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, health professionals and families. Uniondale, New York 11553 County of Nassau (516) 227-7057 Childrens Crisis Respite Program FAX (516) 227-7076 Department of Mental Health, Childrens Crisis Respite Program was developed as a Chemical Dependency and You will need to include supporting documentation part of an overall movement toward a community- Developmental Disabilities Services with your application: based system of care for children and adolescents, and is an integral part of the Emergency Psychiatric Psychosocial/Developmental History (required) 60 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, System of Nassau County. The purpose of the Uniondale, New York 11553 program is to provide short-term residential care for Psychiatric Evaluation (required) DSM DX, Meets children and adolescents in severe psychiatric crisis criteria for SED, GAF 50 or less. (516) 227-7057 through the use of scattered-site crisis respite beds. Educational/Vocational Summary The philosophy of the program is to maintain those at risk for psychiatric hospitalization in the community Discharge or Treatment Summary (Hospital or FAX (516) 227-7076 by organizing more appropriate resources. The goal is Residential) [email protected] to intervene quickly in crisis situations and access a Psychological Evaluation crisis respite bed in an effort towards crisis stabilization. Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) Probation Reports Medical Reports

2 SPOA IN-HOME SERVICES Case Management Program Coordinated Childrens Service Initiative Home and Community Based Services (ICM/SCM) (CCSI) Medicaid Waiver Case management is a community support service The CCSI program works directly with youth served (HCBS) that ensures a well coordinated and flexible system in multiple systems and who are at risk of placement of care for children and youth with serious emotional in at least one of these systems. The goal is to reduce The OMH HCBS waiver program serves children disturbances and their families. These youngsters and the rate of residential placement and optimize their and adolescents with serious emotional their families need supports and services including functioning in the community. The population is disturbances between the ages of 5 and 18 years of mental health, special education, vocational services, between 5-17 years of age and are receiving an age who are at risk for a psychiatric hospitalization health care, recreation and social services. Case intensive level of services from at least two systems or a residential placement. The child must be at management services play a major role in linking (i.e. mental health, education, social services and imminent risk for placement yet capable of being clients with needed services, advocating, helping probation) and are at risk of placement and/or long- cared for in the community if provided appropriate families negotiate complex special education, social term hospitalization in at least one of the systems. services. The childs income and resources services and mental health systems and performing (without reference to parents) must meet Medicaid on-site crisis intervention and skills teaching. CCSI provides intensive care coordination, family- eligibility. driven, strengths-based service planning, The objective of case management is to maintain the advocacy/trouble-shooting, and parenting skills The goals of the Waiver program are to shift the child with a serious emotional disturbance in his/her training. CCSI uses an Individualized Care approach focus of care to the community and decrease the natural environments: family, school, and focusing on the child and familys strengths need for placements in intermediate inpatient and community. Case Managers access and coordinate allowing the family to make decisions about what RTF levels of care; to increase the array of the supports and services necessary to help children services are needed. A variety of support services Medicaid reimbursable community based services and adolescents live successfully at home and in the are available to assist the family in helping their that would have been available only in an RTF or community. The Case Manager works closely with child function successfully while living in the intermediate inpatient facility; to focus upon the childs family and coordinates the services of community clinical determinations of needed services and mental health and related service providers with supports rather than financial determinations; to those of school-based professionals. Services are Clinical Care Coordination Team grant families a choice of providers where and based on the specific needs and desires of the child when possible; to serve children with complex and his or her family and are made available for as (CCCT) mental health needs in their homes and long as necessary. communities; and to use an individualized care The Clinical Care Coordination Team (CCCT) service delivery approach when serving these Family Advocate Program provides an alternative treatment approach for high- children and families. The program coordinates risk children and youth for whom traditional individually tailored plans of care, which are Support is provided to families of high risk, seriously outpatient services havent been effective. The target designed to meet the needs of children and their emotionally disturbed children and youth by Family population is 5 to 17 year old children who have a families by using their strengths and building a Advocates (parents of youth with social, emotional history of continually refusing treatment, and who supportive home and community based and/or behavioral disorders who have firsthand present a high risk for hospitalization and/or environment. The services include; Individualized experience with the issues facing parents trying to residential placement. CCCT provides in-home Care Coordination, Intensive In-Home Services, negotiate the various child-serving systems). Team individual and family therapy, as well as psychiatric Respite Care, Family Support Services, Crisis approach empowers parents to become strong consultation, evaluation and monitoring. The Response Services, Skill Building Services. advocates for their children, provides information program partners with the family to develop a and advice about child-serving systems, provides strengths-based, family-driven plan of care, to intensive support to parents, and helps families advocate within the service systems for appropriate develop more natural support systems. The program services, and to help ensure effective collaboration offers both individual and weekly group support to and coordination among all service providers. families.

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