Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services Program
A program that utilizes the personal relationships of family, school and community organization to develop a positive overall quality of life.
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
To promote client self-sufficiency and build upon the potential and personal strengths of the client rather than social service dependency. Utilize the personal relationships of family, school and community organization to develop a positive overall quality of life.
To promote family and community to solve lifelong problems and maximize client support systems (i.e. family, teacher, group leaders, and other influential people) in a collaborative effort to promote meaningful outcomes. Also to overcome life's challenges by providing a unique support system and recommending coping skills and positive reinforcement that will stimulate your child in a positive way that will educate and empower clients.
Wraparound serves a diverse clientele which includes male and female clients with ages ranging from early childhood into adulthood. Treatment is provided to individuals who exhibit social or emotional problems that make it hard for them to maintain an appropriate lifestyle in their current setting. For services to be provided an initial medical examination is provided by a Licensed Clinical Psychologist or Psychiatrist which will determine medical necessity criteria.
Therapeutic Staff Support
Therapeutic Staff Support(TSS) provides one-on-one intervention to client/families at home, school or other community settings. This diversified treatment strategy allows the family and client to have a flexible schedule and not move the client into a more restrictive treatment regime or educational setting. TSS will also work collaboratively with family members, teachers, school officials and other appropriate community personnel to provide support in developing and promoting the necessary skills and techniques to integrate the client into society. TSS will implement each client's individualized treatment plan to build on the strengths of the client so that he/she will be able to effectively utilize coping skills needed to manage his/her behavior.
Serving the following PA counties:
THE TREATMENT TEAM
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Masters Level Clinicians
Bachelors Level Caseworkers
Licensed Behavioral Specialists
Behavioral Specialist Consultant
Behavioral Specialist Consultant (BSC) is responsible for designing and directing the implementation of the Behavior Intervention Plan. This plan will be specific in identifying individual behavioral goals and specific intervention techniques, which are tailored to the individual needs of the client. BSCs will work collaboratively with members of the treatment team to include family members, school officials, community supports, county agencies, and other mental health professionals to direct and modify the implementation of the Behavior Intervention Plan.
Mobile Therapy (MT) provides intensive therapeutic services to a client and his/her family outside of traditional outpatient therapy settings like the home, school, community center, extended family members' environments. The therapist will develop positive daily routines and initiate conflict resolution mechanisms to aid the client in everyday life. The therapist is responsible for creating an individual treatment plan to provide for the psychological needs of the client. Treatment plans will address specific problems within the client's life and will strengthen the client's personal qualities. This therapist will also facilitate an interagency team service approach including collaboration with various team members to create a multi-system level of treatment and participation.
Functional Behavioral Assessments
DTAC also employs credentialed staff to conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA). An FBA is a multi-modal assessment involving direct observations across various settings, structured interviews with involved stakeholders, objective measures, charting, visual graphics and reviews of anecdotal and/or historical records. The central goal of the FBA is to identify environmental conditions that are associated with the occurrence of problem behaviors. This highly trained professional utilizes the findings of the FBA to determine appropriate treatment approaches and ultimately develop a treatment plan to encompass the individual needs of the child.
ACTION STEPS TO ACQUIRE DTAC's WRAPAROUND SERVICE
1. Make a referral to DTAC by calling our central business office at 570-524-0307 and specifically inquire about Wraparound Services.
At this time, a DTAC representative will ask for some basic referral information.
2. Schedule a personal interview to ensure goodness of fit for the program.
3. Participate in a psychological evaluation to determine eligibility through evaluating medical necessity criteria for the program.
4. Participate in an Interagency Service Planning Team (ISPT) meeting with appropriate team members.
5. Approval for funding from designated health choices provider is requested from DTAC through submitting an informational packet to include the psychological evaluation as well as feedback and input from ISPT members.
6. Staff are assigned to the case and services begin.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Who can make referrals?
Parents, social service agencies, MH/ID, Children and Youth, Juvenile Probation, medical healthcare providers, pediatricians, school personnel or other behavioral healthcare providers.
How is client privacy protected?
Client confidentiality is protected by all state and federal privacy regulations. this means we cannot, and will not, disclose any information related to the client without signed consent from the parent or guardian, as well as the child (if applicable).
What is the Goal of Wraparound Services
The goal of the wraparound staff is to transfer skills that are taught and modeled by DTAC staff to the natural supports of the client.
How does the Program Meet the Child's Needs?
Every client receives an individually tailored course of treatment designed to meet their unique situation and circumstances for the child and family.