Behavioral Health Program: Children, Adolescents and Adults
The Behavioral Health Program (BHP) is an evolving and growing program fused with wrap around services that is license and accredited in the state of Georgia. Accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) and licensed by DATP (Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program), Someone Cares Inc. provides an outpatient multidisciplinary team approach through grants in providing mental health and drug addiction services to the poor, homeless and LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community, specializing in Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and Transgender communities, by trained licensed professionals. The program is not exclusive to the populations mentioned, rather an all-inclusive program to insured and cash paying clients as well.
Many of our clients typically deal with trauma suffered at the hands of abuse and/or violence during their childhood and as an adult causing isolation from the general public as they continue their attempt to survive within the perils of their life’s struggles alone. Frequently our consumers need emergency/ psychiatric hospital admissions. It is normal for our population to struggle with issues related to criminal arrests, homelessness, drug addiction and untreated medical conditions which lead to premature deaths. Although many in the communities listed above are bright, created and talented individuals, many are faced struggling with major drug addiction, mental illnesses or dual diagnoses.
Statistically our clients that are challenged with drug addiction and mental health issues do not responded well to the traditional office based mental health programs available. The BHP uses culturally competent treatment providers that employ modified cognitive behavioral therapy in conjunction with person centered techniques in attempting to help our clients cope with daily stressors and work on resolving their issues. The BHP is a program that has been established to help this high-risk demographic lower their risk of exposure to hazardous, irresponsible sexual behaviors that often lead to high rates of HIV/STD infections. The program is designed to help its clients modify their behavior through prevention/intervention.
S1C’s ASAM Service Levels
ASAM Level 1
ASAM Level 2.1
Intensive Outpatient Program
What is Intensive Outpatient Program( IOP )?
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Services at Someone Cares, Inc is a limited Level structured treatment Day or Evening program. IOP participants may attend 3- 5days per week for a maximum of 3 hrs per day. IOP is designed to assist persons who need a higher level of care to develop positive mental health coping and substance abuse recovery skills to stabilize and improve their quality of life. Participants are assigned to intensive core curriculum sessions comprised of psycho-therapeutic, psycho-educational and activity sessions based upon their individualized treatment plan. SIC utilizes a Holistic and Traditional health practices, which is a more effective recovery model based upon the latest behavioral health research. The “group setting” engenders a positive cohesive supportive network for all participants, which aids to increase feelings of acceptance and helps improve treatment compliance. Participants have the flexibility to continue working or attend. school while enrolled in IOP services. All treatment planning is individualized and consequently each participants attendance is based upon their treatment goals.
IOP is a structured treatment program that offers a comprehensive recovery environment for adults who have been referred by physicians, hospitals, detox clinics, drug courts, private practices, EAP, or self-referred etc.
Someone Care, Inc., hires an interdisciplinary Team of Licensed staff, certified professionals and other allied health/mental health professionals and employs a Medical Director for med/psych supervision. Each participant is assigned to a Therapist and case manager for personalized care. We strongly believe in strengthening families and therefore family members or supportive persons are included into the treatment process per client permission.
When participants successfully meet treatment goals a certificate of completion is issued and they “step down” into Aftercare outpatient services.
Intensive Outpatient Programs participants are diagnosed with the following disorders:
- Substance Abuse/dependence
- Mental Health moderate/chronic
- Co-Occurring Disorders
- Stabilizing mental health disorders and maintaining abstinence long term is the primary treatment goal for IOP
Children & Adolescent CORE Program
Someone Cares offers Children & Adolescent CORE Services; CORE Services are an array of mental health services available for youth aged 6 to 17 with emotional and behavioral issues. Services can be initiated by Parents, Juvenile Probation DJJ, DFCS Workers, School Counselors, and Residential Facilities. Through our diagnostic assessment, which is completed by a multidisciplinary team, a child’s level of care and immediate service needs are determined, and they are matched with services that will help them achieve their treatment goals and may include:
Services provided through CORE:
- 24-Hour Crisis Intervention
- Nursing Assessment
- Parenting Skills Development
- Positive Peer Interactions
- Psychiatric Services
- Life Skills Training
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Pre-Adjudication Monitoring
- Medication Monitoring
- Behavior Modification
- Community Linkage
- Group Counseling
- Counseling and Support
- Educational Support
- Independent Living Skills