Mental Health

Mission, Vision, and Goals

Youth Intensive Services for the purposes of services provided to youth is a non-profit corporation established under the laws of the Ohio Secretary of State and whose mission is to help those in our care lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

Youth Intensive Services vision and goals include:

  • Respecting and responding to the unique needs and concerns of youth and families of at-risk and/or youth and individuals suffering from addiction and mental and emotional disturbance.
  • Striving to provide essential accessible substance abuse treatment, support, education, rehabilitation, and referral services to the residents of Mahoning County and surrounding communities.
  • Providing quality services and programs in a professional, confidential manner that meets the needs of our consumers and the community at large.
  • Maintaining a team of competent health care professionals and support staff committed to serving in a responsible, sensitive and effective manner.
  • Cooperating with human service providers, businesses, government, and other organizations to enrich the lives of those suffering from addiction.
  • Commitment to act in accordance with all state and federal laws in a non-discriminating manner.

Services

Behavioral Health Counseling And Therapy Service

Therapy is for those individuals who demonstrate a need for psychotherapy during the mental health assessment. The client is seen individually if problems are primarily associated with his/her functioning.

Service Availability: Monday-Saturday 8 AM – 8 PM
Needs Characteristics: Youth and/or adults with mental disabilities, and/or with serious emotional disturbances or in need of mental health services.
Goals & Scope A series of time-limited, structured sessions that work toward the attainment of mutually defined goals as identified in the ISP.

Mental Health Assessment

Mental health assessment is the initial contact/interview with client.

Information collected during this interview includes:

  • Demographics
  • Mental Health History
  • Medical History
  • Social History
  • Substance Abuse History
  • Legal History
  • Occupational History
  • Mental Status

The assessment results in the preparation of an interpretive summary that is: Based on the assessment data; used to formulate treatment needs and development of the individual plan; identify any co-occurring disabilities and/or disorders and how they will be addressed in the development of the individual plan; assess whether the individual has other needs that might be better met by alternative treatment or providers

Service Availability: Monday-Saturday 8 AM – 8 PM
Needs Characteristics: Youth and/or adults with mental disabilities, and/or with serious emotional disturbances or in need of mental health services.
Goals & Scope The outcome of mental health assessment is to determine the need for care, and recommend appropriate services/treatment and/or the need for further assessment.

Crisis Intervention

Crisis intervention is the process of responding to emergent situations and may include: assessment, immediate stabilization, and the determination of level of care in the least restrictive environment in a manner that is timely, responsive, and therapeutic.

Service Availability: 24 hours/day, 7 days per week
Needs Characteristics: Youth and/or adults with acute changes in behavior, physical well-being, psychological health, thinking patterns, and social interactions.
Goals & Scope Outcomes may include: de-escalating and/or stabilizing the individual and/or environment, linking the individual to the appropriate level of care and services including peer support, assuring safety, developing a crisis plan, providing information as appropriate to family/significant others, and resolving the emergent situation.

Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment (CPST) Service

CPST service is the organized approach to coordinating segments of a service delivery system in order to ensure the most comprehensive process for meeting an individual client’s needs for care.

Clients with complex, multiple problems will receive needed individualized services in a coordinated fashion at the time they are needed. CPST provides evaluation of the client’s strengths and needs, service planning and goal setting, linking, implementing, monitoring, and advocacy.

CPST will not provide treatment but will provide services that enhance the treatment process. The goals of YIS’ CPST services are to:

  1. Increase client retention in and completion of treatment in order to move clients toward stabilization and independence and,
  2. Increase client access to core services such as primary health care, psychiatric care, stable and secure living environments, positive support networks, education, vocational training and employment.

These services are provided where the individual resides or needs services. Also, YIS’ CPST service will assist in crisis management and stabilization.

Service Availability: 24 hours/day, 7 days per week
Needs Characteristics: Youth and/or adults with mental disabilities, and/or with serious emotional disturbances or in need of mental health services.
Goals & Scope The purpose/intent of CPST services is to provide specific, measurable, and individualized services to each person served.

The agency service plan shall be available for review in the main office by persons served, their family, significant others and the public or by request.

Youth Intensive Services shall revise and update the service description when any of the information required in paragraph (C) of OAC 5122-26-09 changes.

Information collected during the Mental Health interview

  • Demographics
  • Mental Health History
  • Medical History
  • Social History
  • Substance Abuse History
  • Legal History
  • Occupational History
  • Mental Status