BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program at ALTA works to assist individuals who have experienced multiple severe episodes of mental illness to reach a higher level of independence through Case Management, Life Skills training, structured individual and group activities

The PRP program assists consumers with accessing and coordinating services and resources in their communities needed to lead meaningful lives.

The goal is to assist individuals with the transition from a long period of hospitalization to successfully re-enter the community, and to assist those individuals already in the community with maintaining and enhancing their skills.

Our PRP services are collaborative, client-directed and individualized

  • Specialized groups
  • Community awareness / Connection to community resources
  • Money management
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Activities of daily living / Life skills training / Independent living skills (i.e. grooming, hygiene, nutrition, dietary planning, budgeting/money management, self-administration of medication)
  • Academic Achievement
  • Anger management
  • Promotion of health and wellbeing
  • Time management (Structured and Unstructured)
  • Peer groups and Activities
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Advocacy
  • Effective coping strategies
  • Education and vocational training
  • Navigation of the entitlement system (i.e. SSA, DSS, local housing agencies)/Case management
  • Recreational (engage in community events)
  • Mobility skills training (i.e. assistance with applying for various forms of reduced cost transportation, assistance with understanding the bus system, etc.)
  • Activities that support the client’s interest
  • Conflict resolution
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Problem Solving
  • Interactional skills- social, peer and adults
  • Address Mental Health diagnoses
  • Healthy family relationships
  • Social Relationships / Social skills development
  • Emotional Self-Management
  • Coordination of care with other providers/treatment team members (i.e. Therapist, Psychiatrists, Primary Care Physician, Substance Abuse Providers, Specialists)
  • Interactive skills with peers and authority figures
  • Maintaining personal living space
  • Maintaining age-appropriate boundaries
  • Assistance with scheduling and maintaining appointments
  • Challenging factors in adulthood
  • On-going progress assessments

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ADULT SERVICES

  • Our flexible adult Services are provided in communities home, work and community.
  • The program serves Adults, ages 18 and up, with with severe and persistent mental illness, priority diagnosis.
  • Actively receiving treatment from a physician or licensed clinician for a mental health diagnosis, and who have or are eligible for medical assistance

Provides opportunities for individuals to participate in peer support groups that are structured, safe, client-centered.

Topics within the Group include:

  • ~Symptom and Illness Management
  • ~Budgeting and Personal Living Skills
  • ~Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques
  • ~Anger Management
  • ~Computer and Technology Training
  • ~Job/Vocational Readiness and Development
  • ~Physical Health and Wellness
  • ~Art/ Creative Expression

Admission Criteria For PRP Services

  • The individual must be at 18 years and older.
  • The individual must have active Medical Assistance or agree to private pay terms.
  • The individual must have an Axis I diagnosis of severe or chronic mental illness that can be verified through a therapist (LCPC or LCSW-C) and / or a psychiatrist
  • The individual must have a serious impairment in his/her ability to function independently in the community.

Referral Process For PRP Services

  • The referral must be completed by the treating Psychiatrist or Licensed Therapist (LCPC or LCSW-C).
    Once the referral is received, HACS staff will check the medical assistance number to ensure that it is active and then schedule a face-to-face interview with the potential participant.

After the interview, the staff will submit all information to the State to receive authorization to provide services.

Once the authorization is obtained, HACS staff will contact the referral source and client to inform them of the program acceptance and set up a start date and transportation.

Clients or family members can also refer their loved one for services:

The Minor and Adolescent Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) at HACS is designed for minors who are 5 to 17 years of age. This program provides a unique and successful service that supports and strengthens parenting. HACS program offers group and individual services for minors who have experienced multiple serious episodes of mental illness. It is designed to encourage selfdetermination of goals and improve minor’s ability to function at home, school and within the community. Our PRP helps youths with developing the skills to help them succeed anywhere. HACS PRP helps to improve the minor’s behaviors, academic performance, problem solving skills and teaches social/vocational responsibilities.

Individualized services are provided in the minor’s home or community. This is an opportunity for the youth to adapt new skills in their natural environment. Emphasis is placed on skill development, enhancing self-confidence and establishing a network of natural supports.

Individualized services are provided in the minor’s home or community. This is an opportunity for the youth to adapt new skills in their natural environment. Emphasis is placed on skill development, enhancing self-confidence and establishing a network of natural supports.

All individual and group Activities are geared to the youth’s age, abilities, and interests.

Treatment focus 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 (i.e. grooming, hygiene, nutrition, etc.)
  • ~Assisting the parent/guardian with scheduling and maintaining appointments for the minor/adolescent
  • ~Coordination of care with the parent/guardian, as well as with other providers/treatment team members (i.e. therapist, psychiatrists, PCP, substance abuse providers, specialists)
  • ~Other areas of need as identified Family involvement in the program is considered essential to its success.
  • ~The program serves children and adolescents, ages 5 to 17, with behavioral health disorders that are affecting their ability to live, go to school, and socialize in their communities.
  • ~Actively receiving treatment from a physician or licensed clinician for a mental health diagnosis, and who have or are eligible for medical assistance.

Structured group services are offered weekly to children. 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 youth to practice new skill development in a safe, client-centered environment.

Individual & Group Rehabilitation Activities

Are designed to reduce functional behavioral impairments and develop and/or restore ageappropriate skills in a variety of areas, including:

  • Self Care Skills
  • Semi-Independent Living Skills
  • Social/Interactive Skills
  • Anger Management Skills
  • Education
  • Symptom Management
  • Accessing Community Resources
  • Personal Safety
  • Maintaining Age-Appropriate Boundaries
  • Time Management

To meet Eligibility Requirements A Minor Must Be:

  • The individual must be 5 - 17 years old
  • Actively participating in mental health treatment
  • Referred by a Licensed Mental Health Professional
  • Diagnosed with a behavioral health diagnosis
  • Willing to participate in PRP services
  • The individual must have active Medical Assistance or agree to private pay terms.

Referral Process:

  1. 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.
  2. PRP staff will contact the family, guardian or Foster Care provider to schedule a face to face screening meeting in order to:
    • A. Assess the minor's rehabilitation service needs and willingness to participate in PRP services and
    • B. Determine the program's abilitty to address the minor's behavioral health needs.