Grant: $233,365 - Health Resources and Services Administration - Mar. 27, 2009
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Award Description: This Project will implement a full range of high quality mental health services from initial evaluation, to indicated treatment and medication prescription and monitoring services, to referrals for self-helf and supportive services or more intensive services, and ongoing case management as appropriate. The Project will provide interventions for mental illness, aberrant behavior, and behavioral disorders for the individual, the family, and the community at large. It will also serve as an extension to the comprehensive primary care services offered by Southern Dominion Health System (SDHS). It will include individual outpatient treatment, family therapy, facilitated support groups, medication monitoring, and prevention services. This Project supports the following Healthy People 2010 Objections by; (1) it will increase the number of persons seen in primary health who receive mental health screening and assessments, (2) it will increase the proportion of children with mental health problems who receive treatment, (3) it will reduce the overall number of physical assaults, and (4) it will reduce domestic abuse to oinclude the rate of physical assualts by current or former intimate partners. SDHS will expand access to primary care services and community based veterans supported behavioral medicine services targeted to veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries.
Project Description: There was an unavoidable delay in opening the SDHS Counseling & Behavioral Services to the community. The LCSW had to wait for the Virginia State and individual insurance carriers for official provider credentialing. During the credentialing period the LCSW focused on community outreach and started systems-change efforts in Lunenburg and surrounding counties. The LCSW conducted seminars for area case managers; established collaborations with educational personnel; joined with communtiy charity groups; and introduced services to community leaders. Currently, the provider has a full schedule of clients. He is also serving several employees through the Employee Assistance Program, but a majority of services are provided to community members in and around Victoria, Kenbridge, Blackstone, Nottoway, Amelia, Emporia, Chase City, Crewe,Dinwiddie, Mannboro, South Hill, Keysville, and South Boston. The LCSW has also had a dramatic positive impact on the Lunenburg County Schools (LCS) through many formal trainings on Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders to LCS professionals, administrators, & educators.Significant substance abuse problems have been identified in the community. To address the probelm, SDHS is actively recruiting a Substance Abuse Counselor. Also, SDHS has initiated an anti-anxiety medication and counseling plan (Anxiety Management Agreement form signed by clientele).
Jobs Summary: (1)Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) provides counseling & behavioral services to the underserved, vulnerable and abused individuals and families in the service area. He also cross train providers at other SDHS medical offices, and does extensive outreach seminars & training at community schools and mental health agencies; (2) The mental health receptionist is responsible for Program scheduling, billing, & front desk activites. (Due to an identified need since the inception of the Program, SDHS is actively recruiting a part-time (.25 FTE) psychiatrist and a full time (1.0 FTE) substance abuse counselor.) (Total jobs reported: 2)
Project Status: More than 50% Completed
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