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Promising Practices BH CYS OTP - New school aims to impact both education and employment barriers - 2016 Recent studies have indicated that by 2018 the U.S. will experience a severe shortfall of workers to fill some 8.65 million jobs in high technology fields. Leadership at The Help Group, which has long known that many of its students diagnosed with autism love technology, realized that its students could excel in those jobs. The Help Group team decided to develop a new program to help students with autism cultivate skills and enter the jobs pipeline toward high technology fields, and ultimately help fill the nation’s gap for skilled workers.
Promising Practices BH CYS OTP - Confidential Text the Owner program removes barriers to customer feedback - 2016
To help enhance communications and promote engagement with patients, Crossroads Treatment Centers implemented their Text the Owner program. With the Text the Owner program, a direct number to the owner’s cell phone is displayed on posters throughout each location. Patients or their representatives are encouraged to use the number to submit feedback. A third-party service hides the source number of text messages.
Promising Practices BH CYS OTP - Rural behavioral health agency uses technology to enhance service delivery and operations - 2016
Integrated Family Services, PLLC is a behavioral health agency with four locations providing behavioral health treatment for the citizens of 22 rural counties in eastern North Carolina. Serving rural areas presents challenges such as a limited number of available licensed professionals and extensive travel time between office locations. As a result, technology has become an integral element of the day-to-day operations of both administrative and clinical functions within the organization.
Promising Practices BH CYS OTP - Document management system allows employees to access policies, trainings, and data anytime, anywhere - 2015
ICL, a behavioral health agency with hundreds of remotely stationed employees, implemented an internet-based document management system to keep everyone up-to-date on rules, regulations, policies, and trainings.
Promising Practices BH CYS OTP - Providing Culturally Effective Care at Alliance Clinic - 2015
Alliance Clinic, which serves the Minneapolis–Saint Paul area of Minnesota, created a Diversity Plan to provide staff, clients, and the community with information about the steps being taken to ensure culturally effective care. Culturally effective client care is only possible when cultural backgrounds—including beliefs, rituals, and customs—are recognized, valued, respected, and incorporated into treatment planning and services.
Promising Practices BH CYS OTP - Behavioral health provider uses innovative IT solution to connect its multiple locations - 2015 - PDF Kennebec Behavioral Health has investing in technology solutions to integrate its network of employees and services. These solutions have now become some of the primary tools used to further the organization’s mission.
Promising Practices BH CYS OTP - Cultural Competency Plan helps align provider’s highly diverse staff and client populations - 2014 - PDF Since its inception in 1979, the Arab-American and Chaldean Council (ACC) has been providing a broad range of services to facilitate the adjustment and adaptation of Arab-American and Chaldean immigrants and refugees into the United States. Because ACC serves people from so many different ethnic and religious backgrounds, they need to be very sensitive to promoting cross-cultural understanding.
Promising Practices BH CYS OTP - Family environment with practical behavioral healthcare fosters change and growth - 2014 - PDF Youths entering foster/group homes often bring a myriad of emotional and behavioral issues with them. Many of the youths are disadvantaged and have criminal histories and mental illness or substance abuse diagnoses. Seeking to overcome these barriers, Community Teaching Homes, Inc., began providing family-style therapeutic group home care for youths with exceptional needs in four counties in northwest Ohio more than a decade ago.
Promising Practices BH CYS OTP - Comprehensive Coordinated Care offers hope to mothers addicted to opiates - 2014 - PDF The Drug Abuse Comprehensive Coordinating Office, Inc. (DACCO), in Tampa, Florida created Comprehensive Coordinated Care, a multidisciplinary coordination of addiction treatment with obstetric and primary care for pregnant and postpartum women.
Promising Practices BH CYS OTP - Parent Support Partner program helps reduce out-of-home treatments for youths - 2013 - PDF The goal of Easter Seals Michigan (ESM) Family Behavioral Health Services for Youth and Adolescents is to support families in their homes while building resiliency in youths. When ESM set a goal of reducing the number of children who receive residential treatment, the youths' average length of stay out of home was almost a full year. Costs were steadily escalating and had reached 8 percent of ESM's total operating budget.
Promising Practices BH CYS OTP - COPE bridges the data gap in opioid treatment outcomes - 2013 - PDF The integration of
behavioral health and primary healthcare records can be critical in the
delivery of quality services to persons who are receiving medication-assisted
treatment for their opioid dependence and addiction.
Promising Practices BH CYS OTP - Color-coded dosing benefits clients and the community - 2013 - PDF The growing demand for methadone services nationally has led to an unwelcome challenge locally: communities are coping with increases in loitering and crime near the methadone clinics. One Seattle organization grappled with ways to serve greater numbers of clients and yet remain a responsible and responsive member of the community.
Promising Practices BH - Doing what's right in Pittsburgh - 2012 - PDF A belief that every juvenile offender is capable of change and progress guides The Academy Schools' Integrated Program.
Promising Practices BH - Extreme Customer Service piques interest of patients and staff members - 2012 - PDF People cannot be indifferent to customer service that’s radical in its delivery -- and more than a flyer hanging on the wall.
Promising Practices BH - Collaboration pays dividends for an organization, its clients, and the community - 2012 - PDF The success of Avalonia Group Homes, Inc., is enhanced through a network of relationships with businesses, interest groups, and people who share the organization's commitment to educate and improve the lives of the persons served.
Promising Practices BH - Kindred Homes restores youths to their homes and futures - 2012 - PDF Because positive reinforcement is a major component in behavior shaping, youths hear more words of encouragement than criticism. They begin to view adults -- and themselves -- differently.
Promising Practices BH - Patient-Centered Care Initiative uses frequent surveys to improve organization's services and patient satisfaction - 2011 - PDF Patients complete an initial survey on entering, weekly surveys throughout the course of treatment, and an exit survey when they leave. Family members and referral sources also participate in regularly timed surveys.
Promising Practices BH - Lights, camera, action - Federal agency gives audiovisual life to methadone treatment - 2011 - PDF SAMHSA/CSAT featured Anti-Aging and Longevity Center of Texas in a documentary to raise awareness about using methadone safely and effectively.
Promising Practices BH - Innovative response to collapsing news industry - 2011 - PDF Service providers can take advantage of new opportunities to get their stories placed into newspapers. This communications strategy requires legwork, diplomacy, and writing timely stories.
Promising Practices BH - Maine service provider enhances billing efficiencies - 2011 - PDF Kennebec Behavioral Health created a billing application that saves hours of staff time by automatically extracting billable service data and turning the data into bills and reports.
BH Promising Practices - Psychiatric services travel to rural patients - 2011 - PDF Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center's solution for service access is direct yet bold. Weekend hours and a clinic on wheels help divert hospital emergency room visits in South Carolina.
Promising Practices BH - New Hope Foundation Embraces Technology New Hope Foundation embraces technology. Virtual school is now a virtual reality. Promising Practices features organizations that have developed innovative practices. The articles highlight the barriers, solutions, and continued quality improvement of organizations working to support self-directed choices of consumers. Whether it is streamlining business practices or creating new programs, these organizations have some insights worth sharing.
Promising Practices BH - One call solves it all - Georgia Crisis and Access Line One call solves it all! For a 24-hour hotline, a crisis has no schedule. Promising Practices features organizations that have developed innovative practices. The articles highlight the barriers, solutions, and continued quality improvement of organizations working to support self-directed choices of consumers. Whether it is streamlining business practices or creating new programs, these organizations have some insights worth sharing.
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