We offer a range of community based counseling programs to help you through life’s challenges. Our experienced counselors are here to walk alongside you and your family through life’s challenges.

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Casey Life Skills

Casey Life Skills (CLS) is for youth that are preparing for adulthood and need support learning independent life skills to thrive and achieve their long-term goals. The targeted age range is 15-20 years of age but can be utilized for younger youth depending on their unique situations. The service provided a 1-1 mentor that trains, educates, and role models in key functional life areas.

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The Goal of Treatment
  • Complete CLS Assessment to develop individualized treatment plan
  • Develop plan and vision for their future
  • Develop life skill to help them achieve their lifelong goals
  • Connect to resources and support in their community
  • Expand their natural supports beyond paid professionals
Length & Course of Treatment
  • At the start of services, youth completed the CLS Assessment that identified youth’s strengths and areas of growth in the following areas:
    • Daily living and self-care activities
    • Maintaining healthy relationships
    • Work and study habits
    • Using community resources
    • Money management
    • Computer literacy and online safety
    • Civic engagement
    • Navigating the child welfare system
  • Individualized services typically occur over a 6-9 month period but can be shortened or expanded as needed.

Community Stabilization

Community Stabilization (CS) is for children and adults in a community setting who are experiencing an acute psychiatric crisis. CS services provide intensive, short-term mental health care to non-hospitalized individuals where it is most convenient for the family. CS is for adults and children struggling with acute mental health concerns, which may jeopardize their current community living situation or education placement or puts them at risk of psychiatric hospitalization or other higher levels of care.

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The Goal of Treatment
  • Help stabilize individuals as they are stepping down from higher levels of care.
  • Avert psychiatric hospitalization or re-hospitalization by providing 1-1 support for children and adults
  • Provide a living environment with a high assurance of safety and security.
  • Stabilize individuals in psychiatric crises in the community setting.
  • Mobilize and connect individuals to the resources of the community support system, family members, and others for ongoing maintenance, rehabilitation, and recovery.
Length & Course of Treatment
  • This emergency support service employs several therapeutic services tailored to meet the individual’s needs. Our Qualified Mental Health Professionals come to you and your child or adult in a convenient place and allow you the opportunity to work together to reach specific desired outcomes.
  • Referrals for CS must come directly from one of the following Higher Levels of Care:
    • 23-Hour Crisis Stabilization
    • Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Services
    • ASAM Level 3.1-4.0
    • CSB Emergency Services
    • Hospital Emergency Department
    • Mobile Crisis Response
    • Partial Hospitalization Program (Mental Health or ARTS)
    • Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (Mental Health or ARTS)
    • Residential Crisis Stabilization Unit
    • Short-term detention or incarceration
    • Therapeutic Group Home

Intensive Family Services

Intensive Family Services (IFS) offers intensive, home-based crisis intervention, individual and family counseling, case management activities, and life-skills education for families with minors (under 18) identified as at risk of placement outside their homes.

IFS caseloads are small, the staff is on call for 24-hour availability, and an array of services are offered, primarily in the family’s home or another familiar environment.

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The Goal of Treatment
  • The goals of IFS are to prevent unnecessary out-of-home placement of children through time-limited on-site intervention and to equip families with the necessary skills to prevent the need for more intensive intervention services.
  • Therapists are on call for their clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Families are given as much time as they need, when they need it. This level of accessibility and responsiveness allows for close monitoring of potentially dangerous situations. 
Length & Course of Treatment
  • Therapists utilize a range of research-based interventions and counseling techniques, including crisis intervention, motivational interviewing, parent education, trauma-informed therapy, skill building, and cognitive/behavioral therapy.
  • Services are time-limited and concentrated in a period targeted at 90-day intervention reviews. The IFS program resolves immediate needs and teaches the skills necessary for a family to remain together.
  • Experienced therapists (primarily master’s level or licensed eligible therapists) meet families promptly to address immediate needs.
  • Treatment services take place in a natural setting, such as the client’s home or other identified environment, to best resolve the identified issues and family needs based on the strategy defined by the therapist and family.
  • Therapists offer a wide range of services, from helping clients meet the basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter to the most sophisticated therapeutic techniques.
  • Therapists typically only maintain 3 to 5 cases at a time. Smaller caseloads allow for an enhanced level of attention and accessibility to the families served, thus allowing for more immediate intervention and intensive treatment based on the family’s ongoing needs. 

Intensive In-Home Services

Intensive In-Home Services is a home-based service for families of children and adolescents at risk of removal from the home due to behavioral or mental health problems.

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Service Details
  • The goal of treatment is to keep children and families together by providing individual and family counseling in the home, or their community, to help stabilize and decrease the child’s disruptive behaviors.
  • An integral part of this service focuses on the self-sufficiency of the family and strengthening family dynamics.
  • This service benefits children and adolescents transitioning home from out-of-home placement, including foster care, inpatient psychiatric stays, or residential programs.

Mental Health Skill Building

Mental health skill-building services (MHSS) includes services provided to and on behalf of adults. MHSS services provide short term, supportive, and goal directed training and supports to enable restoration of an individual to the highest level of baseline functioning and achieve and maintain community stability and independence in the most appropriate, least restrictive environment. MHSS services shall provide face to face activities, instruction, interventions, and goal directed trainings that are designed to restore functioning within local homes and communities. Services will also include coordinating with current providers and support completing referrals for other supportive services to meet the overall needs of and help stabilize individuals within the service.

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The Goal of Treatment
  • Stabilize adults within their local homes and communities within the least restrictive environment.
  • Provide Training and support in the following areas:
    • Functional skills and appropriate behavior related to the individual’s health and safety;
    • Learn functional and instrumental activities of daily living (shopping skills, personal hygiene skills, money management, etc.) and use of community resources (accessing public transportation, seeking employment, etc.).
    • Assistance with medication management.
    • Monitoring health, nutrition, and physical condition with goals towards self-monitoring and self-regulation of all of these activities.
Length & Course of Treatment
  • Participants in Impact’s Mental Health Skill Building services will be adults, ages 21 and older, and that meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Special consideration will be given to individuals aged 18-20 that meet the additional eligibility criteria established.
  • MHSS typically lasts 6-12 months depending on the level of need for the individual
  • To be eligible for this services, individuals must have:
    • A diagnoses of a Severe Mental Illness (SMI);
    • Currently prescribed antidepressants and/or antipsychotics within the past 12 months;
    • Need trainings and support in develop Activities of Daily Life; and,
    • A prior documented history of a higher level of care including but not limited to a past psychiatric hospitalizations, community stabilization or crisis program, and/or TDO.

Parent Coaching

Parenting Coaching services offer individualized parenting education services to parents and identified guardians to meet the emotional and physical needs of the children in their care.

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Service Details
  • Services address several relational, developmental, and community connectedness domains, including but not limited to:
    • Parent Development
    • Parent-Child Relationships
    • Early Childhood Development
    • Family Development
    • Culture and Community
  • Highly qualified staff with specialized training in child development and experience with youth and families provide service.
    • Staff providing Parenting Education services have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a human services field and one-year relative experience. Many have master’s degrees or are Licensed Therapists.
  • A licensed Therapist (LPC, LCSW, or higher level of education and experience) guides the Parenting Education services. 

Therapeutic Mentoring

Therapeutic Mentoring provides youth (under the age of 21) with structured, one-to-one, strength-based support services from a mentor to address daily living, social, and communication needs. 

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Service Details
  • Therapeutic Mentoring interventions address one or more goals on a youth’s existing treatment plan while engaging the youth in the following types of activities:
    • Social activities
    • Recreational activities
    • Athletic activities
    • Artistic or creative activities
    • Educational or vocational activities
    • Activities of daily living based in the community (e.g., taking public transportation, applying for a job, etc.)
  • Services take place in any setting where the youth resides, such as the home (including foster homes and therapeutic foster homes), and in other community settings, such as school, child care centers, respite settings, and other culturally and linguistically appropriate community settings.
  • Therapeutic Mentoring services include supporting, coaching, and training the youth in age-appropriate behaviors, interpersonal communication, problem-solving, conflict resolution, and relating appropriately to other children, adolescents, and adults, in recreational and social activities.
  • Designed to achieve goals established in an existing behavioral health treatment plan for youth in the ILS Therapeutic Mentoring program, and progress toward meeting the identified goals are documented and reported regularly to the youth’s current service provider(s). Services support age-appropriate social functioning or ameliorate deficits in the youth’s age-appropriate social functioning.
  • Therapeutic Mentors offer supervision of interactions such as navigating various social contexts, learning new skills, making functional progress, and engaging the youth in discussions about strategies for effectively handling peer interactions*. 

*Pursuant to a behavioral health treatment plan developed by a Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Professional Counselor Resident in concert with the family, the Therapeutic Mentor, and the youth whenever possible.

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