EZETT Youth & Family Services
Bridging the gap to build family cohesiveness

OUR SERVICES

INTENSIVE IN-HOME COUNSELING

SERVICE DESCRIPTION:

Intensive in-home counseling service is a short term, client centered, family oriented behavior modification program.
  
In-Home serves children and adolescents, ages four to twenty-one, who have been diagnosed with mental, behavioral, and or emotional disorders; and are at risk of hospitalization or being removed from their homes. 

In-home also serves those children and adolescents who have been in the custody of social services or the department of juvenile justice system, and are returning back to their homes, schools, and communities. 
 

Interventions are designed and structured treatment modalities that include the youth, parents, family members, school personnel, physicians, mental health providers, and community service agencies.

ADMISSION CRITERIA:

The individual must meet at least two of the following criteria:

Has difficulty in establishing or maintaining normal interpersonal relationships to such a degree that they are at risk of hospitalization or out-   
of-home placement.

    
Exhibits such inappropriate behavior that repeated interventions by mental health, social services, or judicial system are necessary.

   
Exhibits difficulty in cognitive ability such that they are unable to recognize significantly inappropriate behavior.

EXCLUSIONARY CRITERIA:

The following individuals will not be eligible for services:

 
Individuals who do not meet the admission criteria

Individuals who do not have a DSM IV diagnosis

Individuals who are married

Individuals who are in active duty with any of the armed forces of the United States

Individuals exhibiting actively psychotic behavior

Individuals with substance abuse behaviors that interfere with interaction

Arsonists

Physical disabilities preventing active participation in the therapeutic process

Children and adolescents with sexual offense convictions or charges who are not currently in treatment

Children and adolescents with severe retardation

Actively experiencing visual and or auditory hallucinations when on medication

MENTAL HEALTH SKILL-BUILDING SERVICES

SERVICE DESCRIPTION:

Mental Health Skill Building Service is a goal directed, client centered
Service

Provides education, skill building, case management, service coordination, and training for adults who are diagnosed with serious mental illnesses to include dual diagnosis, resulting in significant functional impairments to major life activities.



ADMISSION CRITERIA:

Individuals must meet all of the following: 

Have a need for individualized training in acquiring basic living skills such as symptom management; adherence to psychiatric and medication treatment plans; development and appropriate use of social skills and personal support system; personal hygiene; food preparation; or money management;

Have a qualifying mental health diagnosis (psychotic disorder, major depressive disorder – recurrent, or bipolar disorder I or II). If an individual has another disorder (such as, but not limited to PTSD and anxiety disorders) they may meet eligibility requirements if a physician determines it is a significant mental illness that results in severe and recurrent disability that produces functional limitations in major life activities, and the individual requires individualized training in order to achieve or maintain independent living in the community (this must be documented by the physician);

Have a prior history of qualifying mental health treatment (psychiatric hospitalization, residential treatment, residential crisis stabilization, PACT or ICT services, RTC-Level C placement, or TDO evaluation by a CSB/BHA due to mental health decompensation). This bullet must be met in order to be initially admitted to services, however not for subsequent authorizations;

Have had a prescription for an anti-psychotic, mood stabilizing, or anti-depressant medication within the twelve months prior to the assessment date unless a physician documents that such medication is medically contraindicated. This bullet must be met in order to be initially admitted to services, however not for subsequent authorizations; and

If an individual is under the age of 21, they must be in an independent living situation or transferring into one within six months.

The individual must demonstrate functional impairments in major life activities. This may include individuals with a dual diagnosis of mental illness and or mental illness and substance abuse disorder.


EXCLUSIONARY CRITERIA:

The following individuals will not be found eligible for MHSS Services: 
    
Individuals who do not meet the admission criteria

Individuals who do not have a DSM diagnosis

Individuals who are in active duty with any of the armed forces of the United States

Individuals exhibiting a
ctively psychotic behavior, actively experiencing visual and or auditory hallucinations when on medication,

Individuals with substance abuse behaviors that interfere with interaction

Individuals actively addicted to illegal substances and are not in treatment or are not complying with treatment

Individuals actively suicidal or homicidal

Individuals profoundly intellectually disabled

Arsonists

Individuals with sexual offense convictions, and individuals who actively engage in continuous physical and verbal assaultive behaviors while on medication

 

 

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