Individuals receiving services from Step by Step Care, Inc. participate in traditional and non-traditional activities designed to enhance their quality of life and effect positive life strategies and outcomes. We use a person-centered approach which incorporates the individual’s natural support system and community resources. We are delighted to offer the following services to indigent individuals and families including children, adolescents and adults. We are also providing Clinical Supervision to our staff as well.
Assistance with Court Preparations
Community-Support-Related Activities: A service delivered to both children and adults that focuses on assisting the client, and often the family, in achieving and maintaining recovery goals. Community Support Services may be provided by a combination of a Qualified Professional (QP), Associate Professionals (AP), or Para Professionals (PP) and include a range of service activities, including arranging for and coordinating additional services and providing community based skill-building activities. Recipients of Community Support are eligible for the service when experiencing difficulties in a least one of the following areas:
- At risk for hospitalization or being placed outside the natural living environment or is currently placed outside the natural living environment (group home, detention, etc.)
- Receives or needs crisis intervention services;T
- he Department of Social Services has substantiated abuse, neglect, or established dependency
Community Support Team: An intensive community rehabilitation service for adults that provides treatment and restorative interventions to assist individuals to gain access to necessary services, reduce psychiatric and addiction symptoms and develop optimal community living skills.
The service activities can include: assistance and support for the individuals in crisis situations, service coordination, psycho-education and support for individuals and their families, individual restorative interventions for the development of interpersonal, community coping, and independent living skills, development of symptom monitoring and management skills, monitoring medication, and self-medication.
Comprehensive Clinical Assessment: An intensive clinical and functional face-to-face evaluation of a recipient’s mental health, developmental disability, or substance abuse condition that results in the issuance of a diagnostic report with a recommendation regarding services and provides the basis for the development of a Person Centered Plan (PCP). It also evaluates the recipient’s level of readiness and motivation to engage in treatment and to meet clinical needs. For this service, Step by Step Care, Inc. accepts Medicaid.
Counseling and Training (Individual/Family Group): Therapeutic intervention services directed toward achievement of specific goals including promoting resiliency, maintenance of cognitive skills, healthy coping mechanisms adaptive behaviors and skills, identification and resolution of personal, social intrapersonal and interpersonal concerns.
Crisis Intervention Services directed toward the support of a client who is experiencing an abrupt and substantial change in behavior which is causing a marked increase in personal distress.
Diagnostic Assessment: A face-to-face psychiatric diagnostic interview examination that includes a history; mental status exam; evaluation and assessment of physiological phenomena.
Intensive In-Home Services (IIHS): A time limited (3-5 months) program designed to provide youth and families with assistance diffusing current crises, improving parenting and coping skills, and enhancing relationships. Step by Step Care Inc.’s intensive in-home team will provide skills and training to empower families through practices that lead to success. The primary goal is to prevent out-of-home placement or to successfully transition the youth back into the family’s home. IIHS is delivered primarily in the family’s home and requires participation from the entire family in order to achieve the most favorable results. Services are more intense in the beginning as families are asked to participate in 15-20 sessions during the first month each lasting approximately 2 hours. Sessions are reduced as progress is made. IIHS staff is available for crisis response 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Medication Management: We monitor the medications that our clients are taking to assist them with the mental health diagnosis. We provide medication assistance from Opioid drugs.
Mental Health Assessment: A mental health assessment gives you an overall picture of how well you feel emotionally and how well you are able to think, reason, and remember (cognitive functioning). Your doctor will ask you questions and examine you. The assessment involves questions in writing to pay attention to how you look and your mood, behavior, thinking, reasoning, memory, and ability to express yourself. Questions will be asked about how you get along with other people, including your family and friends.
Outpatient Therapy for Individuals/Family Groups Outpatient Therapy: Step by Step Care, Inc. clinicians can provide assessment, individual, group, and/or family therapy. This service can be provided in the home or in an office setting. Step by Step Care, Inc. accepts Medicaid.
Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PRS): A Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) service is designed to help adults with psychiatric disabilities increase their functioning so that they can be successful and satisfied in the environments of their choice with the least amount of ongoing professional intervention. PSR focuses on skill and resource development related to life in the community and to increasing the participant’s ability to live as independently as possible, to manage their illness and their lives with as little professional intervention as possible, and to participate in community opportunities related to functional, social, educational and vocational goals.
The service is based on the principles of recovery, including equipping beneficiaries with skills, emphasizing self-determination, using natural and community supports, providing individualized intervention, emphasizing employment, emphasizing the “here and now”, providing early intervention, providing a caring environment, practicing dignity and respect, promoting beneficiary choice and involvement in the process, emphasizing functioning and support in real world environments, and allowing time for interventions to have an effect over the long term.
Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program: SA Intensive Outpatient Program (SAIOP) means structured individual and group addiction activities and services that are provided at an outpatient program designed to assist adult and adolescent beneficiaries to begin recovery and learn skills for recovery maintenance. The program is offered at least 3 hours a day, at least 3 days a week, with no more than 2 consecutive days between offered services, and distinguishes between those beneficiaries needing no more than 19 hours of structured services per week.
SAIOP includes case management to arrange, link or integrate multiple services as well as assessment and reassessment of the beneficiary’s need for services. SAIOP services also informs the beneficiary about benefits, community resources, and services; assists the beneficiary in accessing benefits and services; arranges for the beneficiary to receive benefits and services; and monitors the provision of services.