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Family Based Mental Health Annual Report

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Family Based Mental Health Program

FY2018-2019 Annual Report

 

Program Description

Family Based Mental Health (FBMH) 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, 63 unduplicated clients were served.  There were 47 intakes and 45 were discharged.  There were 4,098 hours of services provided.

 

Staff

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

One employee was hired during the 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 9 clinical training days and completed 10 on-line didactic trainings.

 

The FBMH supervisor and teams completed 6 on-line (Relias) trainings: 

Attachment D/O:  Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Part 2

Adolescent Suicide

A Day in the Life of Henry: A Dementia Experience

Human Trafficking: Sexual Exploitation

Strategies for Socialization and Integration for People with ASD

Understanding Borderline Personality D/O

 

In addition, The FBMH supervisor and staff attended the 5th Annual Trauma Informed &

Resilient Communities Conference at Edinboro University.

 

Productivity

The FBMH program productivity was 106% with a range of 101%-109% for individual staff.

 

Licensure visits, FWA and quality audits.

On June 27, the FBMH program had an audit from the state.  A full license was granted.  There were no FWA or quality audits over the past year.

 

Client Satisfaction Survey Results

Client satisfaction surveys were completed in January.  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”.  There were 13 client surveys completed.  For the question, “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.  Outputs were number of clients seen, appointments attended, units of service delivered, and type of services provided.  The data source was the client satisfaction survey completed at the close of services.  The indicator was agreement or strong agreement to the questions 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 on the survey.  The target was at least 85% agreement.  Of the 24 clients who completed surveys (of 45 who were discharged), all but one met the target.  In addition, 2 clients were placed outside of the home at discharge.    

 

Program: FBMH 2019

 

Strongly Disagree

Disagree

Unsure

Agree

Strongly Agree

TOTAL

% that agree or strongly agree

# that agree or strongly agree

6

0

0

1

2

21

24

96%

23

7

0

3

0

6

15

24

88%

21

8

0

2

2

10

10

24

84%

20

9

1

0

2

9

12

24

88%

21

10

0

0

3

3

18

24

88%

21

 

Expectations for the Coming Year

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.  Challenges include family engagement and fewer units of service delivered in 2018/19 than in previous years.  

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