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Adult Services

Case Management Teams/Strengths Based Services- Every individual served through Adult Services is assigned a treatment team.  The purpose of case management in the strengths model is to assist people recover and reclaim their lives by identifying, securing, and sustaining the range of resources needed to live, work, and play as fully integrated citizens of the communities in which they live. It is based on a set of core principles that in part value the unique strengths and attributes of all individuals and views the community as a place of strength and resources. Strengths based case management also holds that the primary setting for our work is in the community. Through a community based approach case managers are able to directly assist people to access helpful community resources, teach daily living skills in each persons living/working environment, as well as observe and assist people in learning coping skills and skills and social skills needed to develop healthy relationships within their communities.

Adult services may also include a variety of specialty services which help meet specific needs in a more comprehensive way.

Counseling – Individual and group counseling is focused is on offering short term interventions to resolve difficulties.  A wide range of specialized interventions are utilized based in individual needs.

Peer Support Services – Certified Peer Specialists are individuals who have advanced in their own recovery sufficiently to be of assistance to other mental health consumers. The goal of peer support is to aid individuals in their recovery and assist them in attaining the goal of living a fulfilling life in the community.

Vocational Services and Supported Education - The vocational team provides a wide range of employment and career development services, job development, on-site job coaching and educational support.

Young Adult / Transition Services - Specialized services designed for young adults who have a serious mental illness or a severe emotional disturbance to successfully transition to adult life.

Aging Services – Aging Specialist provide individual and group counseling to those 60 and older. Outreach mental health services are available to the frail elderly residing in a long term care setting and to homebound seniors.

Individuals can contact Johnson County Mental Health Center’s Customer Care Center at 913-826-4200 for more information about services.

Children & Family

Children and Families

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Johnson County Mental Health Center offers pediatric services designed to serve youth (ages 3 – 18) with emotional or behavioral issues.  An individualized plan of care is developed for each child/family based on a comprehensive assessment to determine need.

The program can help a family in situations where a child:

  • Frequently does not follow household rules
  • Has a dramatic change in personality or behaviors
  • Is verbally or physically assaultive
  • Seems withdrawn or isolated
  • Expresses suicidal/self-harm tendencies
  • Runs away or threatens to run away
  • Performs below their ability at school
  • Avoids school
  • Struggles in peer relationships
  • Has contact with the legal system due to their behavior
  • Is at risk of removal from the home due to hospitalization or placement

Services Available
Services focus on short-term interventions aimed at resolving difficulties and stabilizing behavior.  Services may include:

Community Based Services- Services begin by an assessment that focuses on the strengths and needs of the child.  Based on this assessment, case managers work one-on-one with the youth and family to provide the services needed. Some examples of what a case manager might do are:

  • Help the family develop behavior management strategies for the home
  • Explore recreational and socialization opportunities available in the community
  • Teach the youth skills necessary for successful relationships
  • Identify and implement strategies with the youth and family for school success
  • Work on developing independent living skills

Psychosocial Groups- Groups are offered on a variety of topics including:  problem solving, social skills, leisure time training, health and personal relationships. A ratio of one staff to every four youth allows program participants to have support while they engage in a variety of activities. Different from “therapy groups”, psychosocial groups help children learn by doing.

Home-Based Family Therapy- Developed to assist families in crisis; home-based family therapists have the same qualifications as outpatient therapists along with increased availability.  This intensive service is short-term and designed to target issues that disrupt the family.  Home-based therapists have helped families:

  • Improve communication skills
  • Develop strategies to address emotionally charged problems
  • Restore balance to family relationships.

Individual, Family & Group Therapy – the focus is on short term interventions to resolve difficulties.  A wide range of specialized interventions are utilized based on individual needs.

For more information…

Families can contact Johnson County Mental Health Center's Customer Care Center at 913-826-4200 for more information about services for children and families.

Home and Community Based Waiver for Seriously Emotionally Disturbed (SED) Children and Youth

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The SED Waiver is a federal Medicaid waiver program. Local Community Mental Health Centers provide services covered by the program.  Children who meet eligibility requirements will receive a medical card and are eligible for Medicaid physical and behavioral health services.

 

 

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