On Site Visit to Human Services

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Introduction:

I visited The Centers of Marion County Mental Health, which is a facility that treats

mental health patients as well as patients that need detoxification services. The facility has both

in-patient and out-patient programs that counsel and treat both adults and children that deal with

mental health diagnosis such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, psychosis, depression, and much

more. The mission of the centers is to “offer a wide variety of behavioral health care services

designed to help people of all ages reach their highest level of functioning.” (The Centers Web

Site)

Services

Acute Care Services

The facility offers acute care services. The acute care ward includes 24 hour assessment

services, inpatient crisis stabilization (for adults and children), and detoxification. Inpatient crisis

stabilization services provides short-term inpatient care for those experiencing acute emotional

disturbances. Treatment may consist of medication, as well as individual and group counseling.

Detoxification services consist of inpatient and outpatient detoxification treatment for alcohol

and drugs. Referral for longer term residential treatment is provided where needed.

Adolescent Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Services

The Centers’ Adolescent Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Facility is a patient-

centered, holistic model where youth, ages 13-17 and their families receive individual and group

counseling using evidenced-based, best practices resolves. The goal of this type treatment is to

promote recovery from substance abuse and mental health disorders. Treatment includes,

however, is not limited to: relapse prevention, substance abuse education, psychiatric evaluation

and medication management as needed, and aftercare and transition planning.

Children’s Mental Health…...

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