WHAT IS THE INTENSIVE FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH OUTREACH SERVICE?
THE MENTAL HEALTH OUTREACH SERVICE PROVIDES SPECIALIZED AND INTENSIVE IN- HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED TREATMENT FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH AGED 6-18 WITH A SERIOUS MENTAL HEALTH DISORDER, AND THEIR FAMILIES. SERVICES ARE INTENDED TO ADDRESS DIFFICULTIES WITH BEHAVIOR, RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILY STABILITY.
THE FOCUS IS TO HELP THE CHILD OR YOUTH AND FAMILY INCREASE THEIR:
- CAPACITY TO FUNCTION INDEPENDENTLY
- EMOTIONAL STABILITY IN THE HOME
- FAMILY COPING SKILLS
- PARENT CHILD CONNECTION
- PROBLEM SOLVING, INTERPERSONAL AND LIFE SKILLS
- ABILITY TO STAY IN THEIR HOME, SCHOOL OR COMMUNITY
- UNDERSTANDING OF BEHAVIOR AND COMMUNICATION
WHAT SERVICES DO WE PROVIDE?
- COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT AND GOAL DEVELOPMENT
- INDIVIDUALIZED STRENGTH BASED TREATMENT PLANS
- PARENT COACHING AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
- SAFETY AND STABILITY PLANNING
- SCHOOL-BASED LIAISON
- INDIVIDUAL COPING AND LIFE SKILL DEVELOPMENT
- COLLABORATION WITH CHILD YOUTH AND MENTAL HEALTH, PSYCHIATRIC AND OTHER SERVICES
- SUPPORT WITH INCREASING COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
HOW TO ACCESS THIS SERVICE?
All referrals are for children/youth who have an open file with CYMH, and come directly from the MCFD-CYMH clinicians or team leaders. After receiving a referral, we contact the family to discuss the program, and answer the family’s questions. An initial meeting is then set up, and the plan for service begins in the first meeting with the family.
HOW LONG DOES THE INTENSIVE FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH OUTREACH SERVICE?
Service is intended to be very intensive and short term, however, duration and frequency depends on the individual needs and goals of each family. The goal is to transition when parents feel confident in their ability to support the youth in their care and the home environment has stabilized, or the family is ready for referral to other services or supports that will address ongoing strengths, needs, abilities and preferences.
Marnie Bland, Program Director
250 763 2977