Behavior Modification (BMod): The goal of BMod is to alter behavior that is inappropriate or undesirable of the child or adolescent. It involves regularly scheduled interventions designed to optimize emotional and behavioral functioning in the natural environment through the application of clinically planned techniques that promote the development of healthy coping skills, adaptive interactions with others, and appropriate responses to environmental stimuli.
Diagnostic Assessment (DA): the diagnostic assessment identifies your child’s needs, concerns, strengths, and deficits and allows the child and his or her family to make informed decisions about treatment. Diagnostic Follow-ups can also be completed as needed.
Family Support (FS): is a medical supportive service with the primary purpose of treatment of the child’s condition. Instruction is provided to the family for the purpose of enabling the family or caregiver to better understand and care for the needs of the child and participate in the planning process by coaching and redirecting activities that support therapy interventions. Family support is intended to equip families with coping skills to counteract the stress of dealing with the beneficiary’s behavioral health needs, alleviate the burden of stigma that families carry, teach families to deal with a crisis and to effectively coordinate with service providers, teach families to advocate for their relatives, and provide families with knowledge and skills necessary to allow them to be an integral and active part of the child’s multi-disciplinary treatment team.
Individual, Group, and Family Therapy (IT, GT, FT): Therapy services are face to face interventions intended to help achieve and maintain stability, improve physical, mental, and emotional health, and cope or gain control over the symptoms of illness and the effects of the disability.
Psycho-Social Rehabilitative Services (PRS): a group or individual session that assists the child in the restoration or strengthening of skills needed to promote and sustain independence and stability in their living, learning, social, and work environments. It is a form of skill building support designed to improve the quality of life of the children we serve by assisting them to assume responsibility over their lives, strengthen skills, and develop environmental supports necessary to enable them to function as actively and independently in the community as possible such as basic living skills development, interpersonal skills training, therapeutic socialization, and consumer empowerment.
Referrals are accepted: for children and adolescents with Medicaid benefits from either child caring state agencies ( DSS, DJJ, COC, or DMH) or from the legal guardians of the child needing the service. All legal guardian referrals require prior authorization from KEPRO prior to the initiation of services. **Diagnostic Assessments do not require prior authorization.