Child Mental Health Sevices
The following is a listing and description of Children’s Mental Health Services provided by Pecan Valley Centers. Eligibility for the following services will be determined based on an individual’s diagnosis and particular treatment needs. The list is not intended to be all inclusive, but to describe the Primary services offered through Pecan Valley Centers.
Counseling includes individual, family, and group cognitive behavioral Therapy focused on the reduction or elimination of an individual’s symptoms of emotional disturbance and increasing the individual’s ability to perform activities of daily living.
The Crisis Hotline is a continuously available staffed telephone service providing information, support, and referrals to callers 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
CRISIS INTERVENTION SERVICES
Crisis Intervention Services are interventions provided in response to a crisis in order to reduce symptoms of severe and persistent mental illness and to prevent admission of an individual to a more restrictive environment.
FAMILY CASE MANAGER
Family Case Management includes activities to assist the individual’s family members gain and coordinate access to necessary care and Services appropriate to the family members’ needs.
Family Partners are the experienced parents of individuals with serious emotional disturbances who provide peer mentoring and support to the individual’s primary caregivers.
Family Training is training provide to the individual’s primary caregivers to assist the caregivers cope and manage with the individual’s emotional disturbance. Family Training includes instruction on basic parenting skills and other forms of guidance.
FLEXIBLE COMMUNITY SUPPORTS
Flexible Community Supports are non-clinical supports that assist in community integration, reduce symptomatology, and maintain quality of life and family integration for children. Flexible community supports include tutors, family aides, specialized camps, therapeutic child-oriented activities, temporary child care, temporary kinship care, initial job development and placement activities, initial independent living support,transportation services, and short-term counseling for family members.
GROUP SKILLS TRAINING FOR KIDS
Group Skills Training is training provided to groups on individuals that addresses the individual’s serious emotional disturbance and Symptom-related problems that interfere with the individual’s functioning,provides opportunities for the individual to acquire and improve skills needed to function as appropriately and independently as possible in the community, and facilitates the individual’s community integration and increases his or her ability to stay in a community setting.
INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT
Intensive Case Management includes activities to assist an individual and their caregiver in gaining and coordinating access to necessary care and services appropriate to the individual’s needs. Wraparound Planning is utilized to help develop the Case Management Plan for the individual.
Medication Training includes training provided to individuals and or their primary caregiver on the nature of mental illness, the importance of medications, and other medication related information.
MEDICATION TRAINING AND SUPPORT
Medication Training and Support includes training provided to individuals and/or their primary caregiver on the nature of mental illness, the importance of medications, and other medication related information.
PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS
Parent Support Groups consist of routinely scheduled support and formational meetings for the individual’s primary caregivers.
Pharmacological Management services are provided by a Physician,Advanced Practice Nurse, or Physician Assistant to determine symptom remission and the medication regimen needed by an individual.
A Pre-Admission Assessment is utilized to obtain information from the individual and family seeking services in order to evaluate the individual’s diagnosis, eligibility and treatment needs. The Texas Recommended Authorization Guidelines is utilized during this process to determine the services the individual is eligible to receive.
PROVISION OF MEDICATION
Provision of Medication is a service to ensure the provision of psychoactive medication benefits to individuals who have no source of funds for medications.
Respite Services provide for temporary, short-term, periodic relief of primary caregivers.
ROUTINE CASE MANAGEMENT
Routine Case Management includes activities to assist an individual and their caregiver to gain and coordinate access to necessary care and services appropriate to the individual’s needs.
Screening involves the gathering of triage information to determine the need for in-depth assessment. This service includes screenings to determine the urgency of the individual’s needs.
SKILLS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
Skills Training and Development is training provided to an individual and their primary caregiver that addresses the severe emotional disturbance and symptom-related problems that interfere with the individual’s functioning, provides opportunities for the individual to acquire and improve skills needed to function as appropriately and independently as possible in the community, and facilitates the individual’s community integration and increases his or her ability to remain in a community setting.
SUPPLEMENTAL NURSING SERVICES
Supplemental Nursing Services are provided by a qualified professional to ensure the direct application of a psychoactive medication and to assess target symptoms, side effects and adverse effects, and the impact of psychoactive medication for the individual and family in accordance with the individual’s treatment plan. Supplemental Nursing Services include checking vital signs, refilling pill packs, monitoring self-administration of medications, pill pack counts, and evaluating the severity of side effects.