Crisis/Respite Services, Treatment & Care Coordination
Care Coordination assists individuals who reside in a community setting or are transitioning to a community setting to gain access to needed health, behavioral health, social, educational, and other services and supports, such as housing, transportation and entitlement programs. On-call is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Personal Recovery Oriented Services (PROS) is a comprehensive recovery-oriented program for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. The goal is to integrate treatment, support, and rehabilitation in a manner that facilitates consumers’ recovery.
Outpatient mental health clinic serves adults living with mental illness. Each clinic participant is assigned an individuals clinician with whom they work on treatment issues that impact their daily life. Individuals in the clinic also receive health related services from the clinic’s licensed RN as well as psychiatric services from either the clinic psychiatrist or the clinic psychiatric nurse practitioner. Clinical and psychiatric treatment services are designed to help individuals address their mental health barriers and optimize their lives.
Transition Support Teams serve individuals who have experienced long-term stays in the Capital District Psychiatric Center (CDPC) or state operated community residences. The Transition Support Team (TST) can work with individuals for up to 9 months prior to their discharge from the hospital or state operated community residences in order to engage with the individual and assist them in preparing for the transition into a community-based setting. This is accomplished by exploring community resources and assisting individuals to apply for benefits, housing, treatment and rehabilitation programs so that they can immediately access these resources upon discharge. Additionally, the TST provides on-going supports for individuals for up to 6 months after they have been discharged from CDPC or state operated community residences.
Crisis Services: TEMPORARY, but ACTIVE and SUPPORTIVE. Crisis Services deal with the person’s current status by dealing with a crisis. Therefore, it is important that staff have the skills and knowledge to help clients cope with their current stressors and trauma. Crisis Services are not intended to provide psychotherapy or similar, but offers a short-term intervention to helps clients receive assistance, resources, stabilization and support.