|All Ages... All Concerns
||Mental Health Programs
||Licensed by and funded in part by Department of Human Services Offices of Mental Health and Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Behavioral Health Services
are offered through individual, family, or couples
sessions. Staff provide therapy, counseling, and
case management. Groups can be available for women,
adolescents, children, court ordered clients,
parenting, stress management, and eating disorders,
as well as other concerns. Screening services assist
those in need of inpatient care.
Qualified and experienced staff can help children, adolescents and adults with emotional difficulties or mental illness. Services are tailored to individual need. Frequently treated problems include depression, anxiety and low self esteem, but also include a wide array of services for other difficulties. Licensed by the office of Mental Health and certified by Medicaid.
Dr. Linda Hungerford provides monthly visits for medication assessment and treatment for those individuals requiring psychotropic medication or other specialized assessment. Medicaid, Medicare or private insurance can be billed for these services.
MENTAL HEALTH CASE MANAGEMENT:
Mental health case management services are supportive services intended to assist individuals in accessing mental health and other services in the community in order to: 1) achieve and maintain stability: 2) avoid unnecessary inpatient hospitalizations: 3) retain ties with the community during necessary hospitalizations: and 4) to improve the level of functioning. Priorities for case management services are directed toward those with serious mental illnesses who need a higher level of assistance in order to remain successfully in the community. Case management includes services and supports (e.g. substance abuse treatment, public entitlements, housing, education, vocational, social and medical care).
The Crisis Emergency Response System provides immediate response to individuals in mental health crisis, to members of the individual's support system, and the community 24 hours a day, 365 days-a year. Crisis services are immediately available, and are provided in safe and secure settings in the individual's community. Crisis services include telephone response (911), availability on a walk-in basis, or provided in locations such as the sheriff's department or other secure settings. Brief and immediate counseling is provided, often stabilizing the situation until other arrangements can be made, either to a less restrictive setting if the individual is willing to participate in outpatient counseling, or to more restrictive setting if the individual is assessed as meeting criteria for in-patient treatment. Immediate access to psychiatric consultation is also available at all times.
When several clients have similar presenting problems and have been deemed appropriate and willing to participate in group counseling, a group is established. Most groups are open-ended: that is new clients may enter and old clients may leave as the group progresses. Due to this changing and flexible nature, groups come and go, depending on client need.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT:
This program is licensed by the Illinois Department of Alcohol and Substance Abuse. Clients are seen individually and/or in group setting to address chemical abuse and dependency.
Due to funding/licensing from
Department of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, the
following people are given priority; pregnant women
who use IV drugs, pregnant and postpartum women, IV
drug users, people eligible for TANF, DCFS
referrals, other women and children, TASC referrals
and Department of Corrections releases who have
completed a prison treatment program
Links: Drugs and Alcohol Facts -
Help for Parents - http://www.drugfreeamerica.org/Templates/Help_For_Parents.asp
Substance Abuse Treatment Locator - http://www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov/facilitylocatordoc.htm
D.U.I. AND ILLEGAL CONSUMPTION SERVICES:
Clients who have been charged with Driving Under the Influence may receive their Evaluation, and if needed, an Update. In addition, they may then enter the Risk Education course to complete their required ten hours. If further counseling is indicated, they can attend either of two Substance Abuse groups. A similar arrangement is made for those charged with Illegal Consumption or related charges.
DCFS COUNSELING CONTRACT:
JCHD has a contract with Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to serve clients referred by their agency, including persons who are victims of sexual abuse, perpetrators of the crime, and/or their family members, as well as other family-oriented issues.
SCREENING, ASSESSMENT AND SUPPORT SERVICES (S.A.S.S.):
This program set up by DMHDD and DCFS, serves clients who are wards of the State, or who are at risk of becoming wards. These services are designed to help to child remain in his/her own community in spite of possible serious emotional difficulties. Due to the nature of the problems experienced by these children and their families, SASS services are provided much more frequently and at a more intensive level than regular counseling, and are usually provided in the child's residence.
DIVORCING PARENTS PROGRAM:
This program was set up by state regulations and at the direction of our local circuit court. It was designed for divorcing couples who
have minor children. It is a one-time, 4 hour education session held with both parents to help them understand the effects of divorce on themselves, and especially their children, in an effort to minimize the negative effects on all family members.
CHILD and ADOLESCENT OUTPATIENT:
Mental health assessment, planning and treatment tailored specifically for children and adolescents age
0 to 18 and their families.