ATLANTA GEORGIA Office
Offering Adult and Children/Adolescent Services
Family Outpatient Services: The service is always provided for the benefit of the individual consumer and may or may not include the individual consumer’s participation.
Therapeutic intervention or counseling service shown to be successful with identified family populations, diagnoses and service needs. Services are directed toward achievement of specific goals defined by the individual youth and by the parent(s)/responsible caregiver(s) and specified in the Individualized Resiliency Plan. The focus of family counseling is the family or subsystems within the family, e.g. the parental couple.
Peer Support Services: This service promotes recovery, self-advocacy, relationship enhancement, and self-awareness.
Individuals served are introduced to the reality that there are many different pathways to recovery and each individual determines his or her own way. Supports are recovery-oriented and occur when individuals share the goal of long-term recovery. Each participant identifies his/her own individual goals for recovery. Interventions must promote self-directed recovery by honoring the many pathways to recovery, by tapping into each participant’s strengths and by helping each to recognize his/her “recovery capital”, the reality that each individual has internal and external resources that they can draw upon to keep them well.
Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program - Adults: An outpatient approach to treatment services for adults eighteen (18) years or older who require structure and support to achieve and sustain recovery, focusing on early recovery skills; including the negative impact of substances, tools for developing support, and relapse prevention skills.
Medical Administration: (Medication must be administered by licensed or credentialed medical personnel under the supervision of a physician or registered nurse in accordance with O.C.G.A.)
Medication administration includes the act of introducing a drug into the body of another person by any number of routes including, but not limited to the following: oral, nasal, inhalant, intramuscular injection, intravenous, topical, suppository or intraocular.
Medication administration requires a written service order for Medication Administration and a written order for the medication and the administration of the medication that complies with specific Provider guidelines.
Addictive Diseases Support Services: This service is for adults with substance use disorders, Addictive Diseases Support Services (ADSS) consist of individualized 1:1 substance use recovery services and supports which build on the strengths and resilience of the individual and are necessary to assist the person in achieving recovery and wellness goals as identified in the Individualized Recovery Plan.
Psychosocial Rehabilitation: Psychosocial Rehabilitation services consist of rehabilitative skills building, the personal development of environmental and recovery supports considered essential in improving a person’s functioning, learning skills to promote the person’s self-access to necessary services and in creating environments that promote recovery and support the emotional and functional improvement of the individual.
Mental Health Peer Support Program: This service provides structured activities within a peer support center that promote socialization, recovery, wellness, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills. Activities are provided between and among individuals who have common issues and needs, are consumer motivated, initiated and/or managed, and assist individuals in living as independently as possible.
Peer Support Whole Health & Wellness: This is a one-to-one service in which the Whole Health & Wellness Coach (CPS-WH) assists the individual with setting his/her personal expectations, introducing health objectives as an approach to accomplishing overall life goals, helping identify personal and meaningful motivation, and health/wellness self-management.
Behavioral Health Assessment: The Behavioral Health Assessment process consists of a face-to-face comprehensive clinical assessment with the individual, which must include the youth’s perspective as a full partner and should include family/responsible caregiver(s) and others significant in the youth’s life as well as collateral agencies/treatment providers. The information gathered should support the determination of a differential diagnosis and assist in screening for/ruling-out potential co-occurring disorders.
Community Support Services: Community Support services consist of rehabilitative, environmental support and resources coordination considered essential to assist a youth/family in gaining access to necessary services and in creating environments that promote resiliency and support the emotional and functional growth and development of the youth. Identification, with the youth/family, of risk indicators related to substance related disorder relapse, and strategies to prevent relapse.
Crisis Intervention: Services directed toward the support of a child who is experiencing an abrupt and substantial change in behavior which is usually associated with a precipitating situation and which is in the direction of severe impairment of functioning or a marked increase in personal distress. Crisis Intervention is designed to prevent out of home placement or hospitalization.
Crisis services are time-limited and present-focused in order to address the immediate crisis and develop appropriate links to alternate services. Services may involve the youth and his/her family/responsible caregiver(s) and/or significant other, as well as other service providers.
Nursing Assessment: This service requires face-to-face contact with the youth/family/caregiver to monitor, evaluate, assess, and/or carry out orders of appropriate medical staff regarding the psychological and/or physical problems and general wellness of the youth.
Diagnostic Assessment: Psychiatric diagnostic interview examination; psychiatric diagnostic evaluation (including assessing for co-occurring disorders and the development of a differential diagnosis); screening and/or assessment of any withdrawal symptoms for youth with substance related diagnoses; assessment of the appropriateness of initiating or continuing services; and a disposition. These are completed by face-to-face evaluation of the youth and may include communication with family and other sources and the ordering and medical interpretation of laboratory or other medical diagnostic studies.
Individual Outpatient Services: A therapeutic intervention or counseling service shown to be successful with identified youth populations, diagnoses and service needs, provided by a qualified clinician. Techniques employed involve the principles, methods and procedures of counseling that assist the youth in identifying and resolving personal, social, vocational, intrapersonal and interpersonal concerns.
Individual counseling may include face-to-face in or out-of-clinic time with family members as long as the individual consumer is present for part of the session and the focus is on the individual consumer. Services are directed toward achievement of specific goals defined by the youth and by the parent(s)/responsible caregiver(s) and specified in the Individualized Resiliency Plan.
Intensive Family Intervention (IFI): A service intended to improve family functioning by clinically stabilizing the living arrangement, promoting reunification or preventing the utilization of out of home therapeutic venues (i.e. psychiatric hospital, psychiatric residential treatment facilities, or residential treatment services) for the identified youth. Services are delivered utilizing a team approach and are provided primarily to youth in their living arrangement and within the family system.
Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program: Adolescent: An outpatient approach to treatment services for adolescents 13 - 17 years old who require structure and support to achieve and sustain recovery, focusing on early recovery skills; including the negative impact of substances, tools for developing support, and relapse prevention skills.