Children & Adolescent Services
The Following is a Listing of the Services We Provide Our Youth:
Children's Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program Junior(CPRC-JR)
To provide a range of services and supports shown to be effective in working with children and adolescents with a serious emotional and / or behavioral problems
Children and adolescents between the ages of 5 - 17.9 years of age who meet diagnosis or SED criteria.
- Psychosocial assessments
- Community support
- Crisis intervention
- Family support
- Treatment team meetings
- School interventions and supports
- Intensive Community Support
- Wraparound Services for families
LEVELS OF CARE - Children's Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program Junior
Intensive Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation (CPR) is a level of support designed to help children who are experiencing an acute psychiatric condition, alleviating or eliminating the need to admit them into a psychiatric inpatient or residential setting. It is a comprehensive, time-limited, community based service delivered to children who are exhibiting symptoms that interfere with individual's lives in a highly disabling manner. This level of care is intended for children with serious mental illness and severe emotional disorders who meet program eligibility and:
- Would be hospitalized without the provision of intensive community-based
- Have extended or repeated psychiatric hospitalizations, or
- Crisis episodes; or
- Are at risk of being removed from their home or school to a more restrictive environment; or
- Who require assistance in transitioning from a highly restrictive setting to a community-based alternative, including specifically persons being discharged from inpatient psychiatric settings who require assertive outreach and engagement.
The Rehabilitation level of care provides for those individuals who require a significant level of support, treatment, and rehabilitation services to live successfully with their families and with their community. The treatment plan is focused toward age-appropriate rehabilitation. Primary emphasis is to develop stabilization in the community and home. Community Support Specialist services including mobilization and coordination of services, monitoring, and skill-building interventions are critical components in this level of care.
Hopewell Center School Based Program provides mental health support to St. Louis area school systems -- from early childhood through high school. This promotes early detection and treatment of psychiatric disorders, and educates school staff on ways to deal with mental health issues in the classroom.
Early intervention can disrupt the negative course of some mental illnesses and may lessen long-term disability. Children with serious mental health problems have the highest rate of school failure. Studies indicate that 50 percent of these students drop out of high school compared with 30 percent of all students with disabilities. Schools are mainly concerned with education. Mental health is essential to learning, and social and emotional development.
Currently Hopewell Center provides an array of comprehensive services to students and staff in four St Louis Public Schools.
Hopewell Center clinical staff are embedded in select schools
- Comprehensive Assessment
- Psychiatric Evaluation
- Follow-up Psychiatric Care
- Medication Services and Management
- Individual and Family Counseling
- Case Management
- Family Support Resources
- Family Education
- Parent Education
- Consultation and Referral
- Crisis Intervention
The School Consultation Services -- in partnership with the participating school districts -- provide counseling for all eligible students enrolled in classrooms within the schools. These classrooms provide a learning environment that also helps address emotional problems these children have. They are currently involved in seven St. Louis County school districts.
The School Based Case manager provides linkage between the schools and any mental health professionals treating the children. SBCM also provide consultation to teachers and care teams regarding individual children not enrolled in ESP classrooms. They provide educational presentations on:
- Childhood psychiatric disorders
- Suicide prevention
- Crisis response training
- Conflict resolution
- Community mental health services
The impact of emotional disorders on academic performance strategies to promote positive connections within the school, embedded clinical staff provides individual counseling to students and their families.
They provide linkage to needed resources outside the school and community health services when appropriate. They facilitate psycho-educational groups, develop service-learning projects, and educate school staff on psychiatric disorders and positive ways to manage classroom behaviors.
They are available for grief counseling after incidents involving other students, their families or staff. They also provide in-services to students and staff on issues that may affect emotional development such as bullying and tolerance.