Learn how you can cut down on rapport-building time, make your services accessible to more people, and put your consumers at ease during treatment by offering in-home and natural community-based behavioral health services. This book examines the impact that the environment can have on the comfort level, perception, ability to connect, and general mindset of consumers during treatment. Home and natural community-based services have the potential to help adults, youth, and children live in their own homes and natural communities with specific supports in place that can address their behavioral health needs. Lynne Rice Westbrook examines these treatment settings from the most restrictive to the least restrictive, and demonstrates how such services can be implemented to bring coverage to remote, rural, and underserved areas. Providing services in the consumer's community allows children, youth, adults, and families to receive treatment they may not be able to access otherwise, and to stay together in their own community.
This book provides a detailed map of the benefits, challenges and proposed solutions, and the steps professionals need to take in order to help change the tapestry of behavioral health provision one home, one healing at a time.
1. Behavioral Health Needs 2. Traditional Treatment Settings 3. Behavioral Health Treatment in the Home, School, and Natural Community 4. Evidence-Based Intervention 5. Assessment and Treatment Planning 6. Family Meetings and Identifying Informal Support Systems 7. Discharge Planning 8. Challenges and How to Overcome Them 9. Success in My Own Environment