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Program evaluation

  1. 1. Program Evaluation of MYPAC: Respite Division
  2. 2. Describe the Program <ul><li>History - started July of 07 </li></ul><ul><li>What is the program - MYpac is a youth program where children can get mental health services in their home and communities instead of going to a psychiatric residential treatment program (PRTF). </li></ul>
  3. 3. Children in the MYPAC program <ul><li>Children with emotions and behavior, drug use, and getting into trouble have been linked to mental health and this is the population for MYPAC. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Respite care <ul><li>Two types </li></ul><ul><li>In-Home based or community-based (TFC, Group home. or relative placement) </li></ul><ul><li>In-home- short term out of home that involves support individuals (other family members, friends, etc). No limited amount out of home with this respite) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Criteria <ul><li>Counselor will discuss that need with his or her supervisor </li></ul><ul><li>Counselor/supervisor will determine what time of in- home respite is needed(home based, TFC, Group home, relative) </li></ul><ul><li>Supervisor will discuss the need with the regional supervisor. </li></ul><ul><li>Supervisor/Regional supervisor will determine what type of respite is approved </li></ul>
  6. 6. Criteria <ul><li>Counselor( and supervisor if needed) will contact the family to discuss the respite options and will put into place any safety plans needed and discuss expectations regarding the youth’s return home and continuation of treatment intensity </li></ul><ul><li>Regional supervisor will contact the MS placement department for current respite families that can accept the youth </li></ul><ul><li>Once a youth is placed at the respite location an established discharge date needs to be targeted </li></ul>
  7. 7. Length of Stay <ul><li>– depends on needs of the child </li></ul>
  8. 8. Pro’s <ul><li>It allows the parent a break from the child </li></ul><ul><li>Child are not being placed in PRTF </li></ul><ul><li>Counselor can continue to work with parents and respite parents </li></ul>
  9. 9. Con’s <ul><li>Child is away from home </li></ul><ul><li>Not very many homes available for respite care </li></ul><ul><li>No process that insures length of stay be limited </li></ul>
  10. 10. Outcome <ul><li>If child behaviors decrease </li></ul><ul><li>Child returns home </li></ul><ul><li>Child is not placed into Out –of- home respite </li></ul>
  11. 11. Statistic of Respite <ul><li>65% of MYPAC families utilize In home respite </li></ul>
  12. 12. How is it Funded? <ul><li>It is funded through Medicaid. </li></ul><ul><li>What happen to children without Respite - </li></ul><ul><li>1) Detention center </li></ul><ul><li>2) Jail </li></ul><ul><li>3) Shelter </li></ul>
  13. 13. What types of problems does the kids have that are in Respite <ul><li>aggressive behavior </li></ul><ul><li>cursing </li></ul><ul><li>runaway </li></ul><ul><li>defiant </li></ul><ul><li>unmanageable </li></ul><ul><li>violent/destructive </li></ul>
  14. 14. Is it staffed properly ? <ul><li>Yes, counselor in the home and on call 24 hours </li></ul>
  15. 15. Out of Home <ul><li>(institutional) respite –It is when a youth is placed in a RTC (PRTF) or acute setting for respite services fro no longer than 29 days. This type of respite is only used as a last resort and after every type of intervention and respite has been used. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Criteria of Out of Home Placement <ul><li>Counselor will discuss that need with his or her supervisor </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical Supervisor will discuss reason for non-community respite with Regional Supervisor </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Manager will obtain approval from Assistant Director/Director </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Supervisor will send e-mail notification to Placement Services and include: date of admission, reason youth has been requested to receive non- community respite, intervention attempted, why the intervention have been non-successful </li></ul>
  17. 17. Criteria continued…. <ul><li>Once a youth is placed at the residential center an established discharge date needs to be targeted </li></ul><ul><li>The Counselor needs to obtain a release from the family to obtain and psychiatric documentation and treatment. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Length of Stay <ul><li>29 day consecutively and 45 days per year </li></ul>
  19. 19. Pro’s?? <ul><li>It allows the Parent a break from the child </li></ul><ul><li>Counselors continues to focus on goals while in respite care </li></ul><ul><li>Counselor assist in transitioning the youth back to home as quickly as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Length of stay on 29 days </li></ul>
  20. 20. Con’s? <ul><li>Child is away from home </li></ul><ul><li>Respite care is out of state for this organization </li></ul><ul><li>No process that insures length of stay be limited </li></ul>
  21. 21. Outcome? <ul><li>Significant finding, summary of goals achieved, summary of goal not achieved, summary of current support system, Description of current needs/recommendations </li></ul>
  22. 22. Statistic of Respite <ul><li>20% of MYPAC families utilize Out- of-home respite </li></ul><ul><li>How is it funded? </li></ul><ul><li>It is funded through Medicaid </li></ul>
  23. 23. What happen to children without Respite? <ul><li>1) Detention center </li></ul><ul><li>2) Jail </li></ul><ul><li>3) Shelter </li></ul><ul><li>4) Out of home respite </li></ul>
  24. 24. What types of problems does the kids have that are in Respite? <ul><li>aggressive behavior </li></ul><ul><li>cursing </li></ul><ul><li>runaway </li></ul><ul><li>defiant </li></ul><ul><li>unmanageable </li></ul><ul><li>violent/destructive </li></ul>
  25. 25. Is it staffed properly ? <ul><li>Yes, counselor in the home is still on call 24 hours and facilities have adequate staff with 24 hours supervision </li></ul>

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