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Family Based Mental Health Annual Report

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FBMH Program Summary

FY2017-2018

 

Program Description

Family Based Mental Health is an intensive in-home program that provides structural family therapy to children and their families who are experiencing serious emotional and behavioral issues and are at risk for in-patient hospitalization or residential placement.  This program is voluntary and can be authorized for up to an eight month period.

 

FBMH teams are comprised of a Master level therapist (Mental Health Professional) and a Bachelor level therapist (Mental Health Worker).  FBMH services include: assessment of needs and their priority, resolution of immediate crisis needs through the development of a Safety and Crisis Plan, development and implementation of a Comprehensive Treatment Plan, linkage to informal supports and collateral services as needed, therapeutic support, guidance and skills building for the family as well as planning and support for discharge. The Family Based program also provides a 24 hours/7 days a week on-call support line.

 

Clients

During this fiscal year, 53 unduplicated clients were served.  There were 37 intakes and 36 were discharged.

 

Staff

There are seven full time positions in the FBMH program: one supervisor and three teams of 2.

An employee resigned during the fiscal year; the replacement for that position was not hired until after the new fiscal year.  The FBMH program had an 86% retention rate this fiscal year.

 

Training

The Family Based teams undergo 3 years of training through the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center, Inc. to further enhance their clinical skills and better serve the needs of families.  Therefore, the Family Based teams request that families consent to videotaping sessions on occasion.  This is for the purpose of supervision and on-going training.

 

Of the seven staff members in the program, 6 have completed the three year training.

 

All FBMH staff attended training through the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center.  The supervisor attended 5 supervisor training days, 5 “graduated staff” attended 5 booster training days, and 1 staff attended 12 training days.

 

The FBMH supervisor and teams completed 5 on-line (Relias) trainings: 

Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence

                   Helping Children and Adolescent Cope with Violence and Disasters

                   Identifying and Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect

Adolescent Substance Use Disorder:  Clinical Pathways

Overview of Psychiatric Medications for Children and Adolescents

 

 

In addition, the FBMH supervisor and staff attended the 4th Annual Trauma Informed &

Resilient Communities Conference at Edinboro University.

 

Productivity

The FBMH program productivity was 105% with a range of 100%-110.5% for individual staff.

 

Client Satisfaction Survey Results

Client satisfaction surveys were completed in March.  In addition to the five statements to which all agency clients were asked to respond, the two specific statements for FBMH clients were:  “I feel safe to express my opinion and feel like I am being heard” and “The FBMH team is helping us work together better as a family”.  Thirteen client surveys were completed.  For the statement, “I am able to get an appointment in a timely manner,” 92% of the respondents answered agree or strongly agree and for the other 6 questions, including the 2 specific statements for the FBMH program, 100% of the respondents answered strongly agree or agree.

 

Outcome Results

The defined outcomes were improved family functioning and goal achievement as well as awareness of community services.  Outputs were number of clients seen, appointments attended, units of service delivered, and type of services provided.  The data source was the client survey completed at the close of services.  The indicator was agreement or strong agreement with relevant statements (6, 7, 8, 9 and 10) on the survey.  The target was at least 85% agreement.  25 clients completed surveys of 38 who were discharged.  Only one item on the survey (awareness of other services available) met the established target.  In addition, 3 clients were placed outside of the home at discharge.  During the upcoming fiscal year, the program will work to have more surveys completed at closure.

 

Program: FBMH 2018

 

Strongly Disagree

Disagree

Unsure

Agree

Strongly Agree

TOTAL

% that agree or strongly agree

# that agree or strongly agree

6

 

 

 1

 4

 20

25

96%

24

7

 1

 1

 3

 7

 13

25

80%

20

8

 1

 1

 2

 9

 12

25

84%

21

9

 1

 2

 3

 8

 11

25

76%

19

10

 1

 0

 3

 6

 52

25

84%

21

Expectations for the Coming Year

A new Bachelor’s level therapist will begin the 3-year training in the fall and another Bachelor’s level therapist recently completed the three year training.  The program has been at capacity for many months and it is anticipated that we will continue to receive referrals from different sources and remain at or close to capacity.  The program hopes to continue a collaborative working relationship with Millcreek Community Hospital in regards to in-patient admission and discharge of our clients.

 

 

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