Behavioral Health

Psychiatric Rehabilitation

The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) for minors at AHCS is designed for minors who are 5 to 17 years of age.

The program provides unique person-centered services that supports and strengthens parenting. AHCS offers group and individual services for minors who have experienced multiple serious episodes of mental illness.

It is designed to encourage self determination and improve the minor’s ability to function at home, school, and within the community. AHCS PRP helps to improve the minor’s behaviors, academic performance, problem solving skills and teaches social/vocational responsibilities.

Referral Process For PRP Services

All referrals must be completed and signed by the licensed treating psychiatrist, therapist, or social worker.

Once the referral is received and the coverage is verified, AHCS staff will scheduled an in interview. All information is then submitted to the state for processing of the authorization.

Once the authorization is approved AHCS staff will contact the client with a formal acceptance letter, start dated, and coordinate transportation as needed.

MINORS

The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) for minors at AHCS is designed for minors who are 5 to 17 years of age. The program provides unique person-centered services that supports and strengthens parenting. AHCS offers group and individual services for minors who have experienced multiple serious episodes of mental illness. It is designed to encourage self determination and improve the minor’s ability to function at home, school, and within the community. AHCS PRP helps to improve the minor’s behaviors, academic performance, problem solving skills and teaches social/vocational responsibilities.

Individualized services are provided in both the minor’s home and community. This is an opportunity to explore and practice learned behaviors and skills in their natural environment. An emphasis is heavily placed on skill development, enhancing self-confidence, and establishing a network of natural support. All individual and group activities are geared to the youth’s age, abilities, and interests.

Treatment focuses on building skills in the following areas:

  • Age-appropriate social skills
  • Self-esteem/Confidence Building
  • Development of Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Anger Management Techniques
  • Community Awareness/Safety
  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Life Skills Training (ie: grooming, hygiene, nutrition, etc)
  • Assisting the parents/guardian with scheduling and maintaining appointments for the minor
  • Coordination of care with the parents/guardian as well as additional providers/treatment team

ONSITE GROUP SERVICES

Structured group services are offered weekly to minors. Activities are designed to encourage the youth to develop skills for working in groups and in peer relationships.

Services offered target the development of:

  • Community living skills
  • Peer and interpersonal relationship skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Job readiness skills
  • Leisure/recreation opportunities

Therapeutic interaction with staff promotes the modeling of positive behaviors and encourages the minor to practice new skill development in a safe, client-centered environment.

Referral Process

  • 01

    Submit a referral form along with a Professional Assertion of Need (verification that minor meets clinical eligibility criteria) and a copy of the minor’s current individual treatment plan.

  • 02

    PRP staff will contact the parents or guardian to conduct a face-to-face interview and assessment to determine the minor’s needs and the program’s ability to address the minor’s behavioral health needs.