A crisis is any situation in which the individual’s moods and/or behaviors are out of control.  Crisis also occur when the individual or parent/caregiver are not able to resolve the situation with the skills and resources available.

Many things can lead to a mental health crisis. Increased stress, change in family situations, bullying at a school or substance use may trigger an increase in behaviors that lead to a mental health crisis.

The goal of treatment is always to increase independence and skill level in the child and family.  Increasing independence in self-managing crisis is considered a hallmark of growth and recovery.

RBC strives to provide quality interventions and services for all children.  If you have concerns or feel that your child requires specialized crisis planning, please contact Regional Behavioral Consultants or your team to discuss.


 Natural Supports


RBC provides treatment on ethical standards and practices.  As part of our internal audit and compliance standards, we have available (upon request) information regarding our quality improvements.

Research shows building and maintaining a social support network will improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Having a support strengthens resiliency to stress and lowers the risk of difficult and potentially dangerous behaviors.  To boost natural supports, parents can;

  • Identify short list of family and friends they wish to connect with
  • Initiate contact with family and friends
  • Establish realistic expectations for communication with others.
  • Be open to communicate with others on various topics, events, concerns, interests, needs
  • Plan social activities as a family
  • Engage in religious and community events
  • Widen the circle of support to include groups, organizations social networks, religious interests, support groups.

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Just a reminder that appointments with your clinicians are a prescribed service. If you are unable to meet with your staff for any reason, please notify as soon as possible.  Failure to notify and/or no shows can result in discharge from services.  We want what is best for your child but must adhere to this policy to ensure that your child is getting the best from us. If you have any questions, please notify our Director at 814-336-2848.

Quality Improvement Plan

PARENT LINKS


Therapeutic Engagement involves creating a therapeutic alliance, and commitment to joint work toward positive change for the individual.  When done successfully, the engagement process results in a relationship based on clarity, trust and mutual responsibility in the change process.  This process is the relationship that a caregiver has with the provider/agency that works with their child. 

The engagement process is enhanced by:

  • Emphasizing the family role in BHRS as an integral part of orientation and treatment planning
  • Providing clear verbal and written guidelines regarding the BHRS process, as an ongoing reference for parents
  • Assisting the family to define and prioritize their personal desires for outcomes, and giving these desires foremost consideration when planning interventions
  • Creating a culture of creativity extending beyond the professional caregivers that explores all possible supports for the family and child.


RBC stresses the importance of family involvement in treatment.  Without parent and caregiver supports and interactions, we will make minimal progress.  Parents are encouraged and expected to participate in treatment planning, daily sessions and learn strategies being taught, modeled and coached by our staff. Successful treatment includes all team players.  

Importance of Parents

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Professional Ethics

CANCELLATION POLICY

CRISIS PLANNING


Our practice strives to meet all professional standards and ethics set by the Behavioral Analyst Certification Board.  Parents are encouraged to read and understand the ethics and standards set forth in our industry.  Our team strives to provide quality services that make a difference in the lives of others.

Parent Involvement is vitally important to the success of treatment. 

Our Behavioral Specialists can attend Individualized Education Plan Meetings (IEP), Transitions Meetings, School Meetings, Psychological and Psychiatric Appointments.  Our goal is to collaborate with all team players!  Contact your Clinician to schedule.