Outpatient Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services
Child & Adolescent Services
Children and adolescents who are seriously emotionally disturbed have intense emotional or behavioral problems that usually come to the attention of the school and the community. These children and their families need a range of treatment and support services. Early treatment is critical to help the child complete school, develop needed skills, and have a good chance at improving functional areas of the child and families lives.
Georgia’s services focus on family support and intervention and preventing crises whenever possible. When crises do occur, Choices for Life of GA aims to serve the child in the home or close to home if possible, and to avoid hospitalization, which can be traumatic for young children. The services a child and family receive depend on a professional determination of level of need and the services and other community resources available. Services include:
- Psychiatric Services | A licensed psychiatrist is available for evaluations and medication management.
- Nursing Services | A licensed nurse is available for nursing assessments and labs
- Diagnostic 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/Assessment report with a recommendation regarding services and provides the basis for the development of a treatment plan. It also evaluates the recipient’s level of readiness and motivation to engage in treatment. Results from a Diagnostic/Assessment include an interpretation of the assessment information, appropriate case formulation and an order for immediate needs and the development of a Treatment Plan.
- Outpatient Therapy | Choices for Life of GA clinicians can provide assessment, individual, group and/or family therapy. This service can be provided in the home or in an office setting.
- Community Supports | Consists of mental health services and supports necessary to assist the client in achieving and maintaining healthy lifestyles. These individuals provide coordination and oversight of initial and ongoing assessment activities, initial development and ongoing revision of Treatment Plans, monitoring the implementation of the plan, as well as coordination of movement across levels of care, directly to the person and their family, and coordinates discharge planning and community re-entry following hospitalization, and other levels. Community Support Workers provide skill building including daily and community living skills, socialization skills, adaptation skills, development of leisure time interests/activities, symptom management skills, wellness education, psycho education and work readiness skills.
Please contact the Georgia office for more information related to Behavioral Health Outpatient Services.
2200 N. Patterson Street
Valdosta, Georgia 31602
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