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AllHealth Network

We are a trusted family of mental health and substance use providers. Our warm, smart, compassionate clinicians (counselors, therapists, social workers, psychiatrists, case managers, nurses) offer a consistent model of clinical excellence with a focus on personalized goals for treatment.

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Community Outreach and Assistance

Class

Mental Health, Substance Abuse 

Beneficiaries

Crime/ Abuse Victims
Offenders/Ex-offenders
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged/Indigent
Substance Abusers (Drug/Alcohol Abusers)
Teachers

Description

Community outreach and assistance are important to us. We partner in suicide prevention groups, provide counseling support to schools, businesses and community groups where there has been a crisis. We partner with the state Office of Emergency Preparedness, and assisted during the 2012 fires, helped with community support after the theater shootings in Aurora and at Arapahoe High School. We offer community education classes on topics such as parenting the strong-willed child, parenting adopted and foster children, adult ADHD, grief and loss, and Mental Health First Aid. Child & Family Services clinicians regularly consult with public schools, attend back to school nights, provide workshops and individual coaching to teachers, offer on-site counseling to students. We participate at 9 HealthFairs in three hospitals in the south metro area, and other similar events, in our work to bring mental health treatment to anyone who needs it.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Five years ago, AllHealth Network joined a group of Douglas County agencies concerned with the increase in suicides in the county. Today that group is the Douglas County Suicide Prevention Alliance, and has streamlined communications between agencies so that people who attempt suicide have immediate support and resources. A similar effort is underway in Arapahoe County. We have provided counseling and grief support to businesses where a staff member has died by suicide. We've provided Mental Health First Aid and other training for law enforcement groups. We've sent clinicians to speak at schools, churches, community centers, senior centers and businesses to address their topics of concern.

Criminal Justice Services and Wellness Court

Class

Mental Health, Substance Abuse 

Beneficiaries

General Public/Unspecified
Offenders/Ex-offenders
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged
Substance Abusers (Drug/Alcohol Abusers)

Description

Criminal Justice Services offers treatment and case management to offenders with a mental illness across the criminal justice system, from first contact to release from jail or prison. Research shows that offenders with mental illness are arrested more often, charged and sentenced more severely, are incarcerated longer, cost more to incarcerate and have higher recidivism than those without. Our Crisis Intervention Case Management works with area law enforcement to bring people with mental illness into treatment. Re-entry programs help incarcerated offenders transition successfully into the community. AllHealth Network provides the treatment program for the 18th Judicial District Wellness Court (formerly the Mental Health Court), an alternative sentencing option for non-violent offenders whose Axis I mental illness contributed to or caused their offense. Our programs emphasize treating the mental illness and corresponding substance abuse, as well as criminal thinking, with a goal of reducing repeat offenses, increasing public safety and returning people to productive lives in the community.

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Evidence of Program's Success

The Wellness Court is now in its sixth year. Our re-entry program at ACRC community corrections center showed a significantly lower walk-away rate than the center's overall population. We estimate that these programs have saved Department of Corrections and county detention centers several hundred thousand dollars. A woman recently referred by a sheriff's deputy to our CIT case management program had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and had lost everything - her job, her children, her relationships. After a suicide attempt, she was contacted by our CIT case managers, who supported and encouraged her as she entered treatment. "I don't believe I'd be here today without the CIT program," she said. A year later, she has a job and an apartment, and visits regularly with her children. "I was as low as you could go. Now, I'm cautiously optimistic about the future."

Center Point

Class

Mental Health, Substance Abuse 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Mentally/Emotionally Disabled
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged

Description

Center Point is a recovery-oriented program for adult clients that encourages self determination and independence through work and vocational support, clinical services, and social recreation. Client and staff activities are organized around the work-ordered day. A vocational unit offers job training, assistance with employment, temporary and supported employment opportunities with local businesses, and other vocational assistance, and continues AllHealth Network's contract with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. The educational unit provides support to clients returning to or completing educational programs. Social recreation includes planning, organizing and managing structured and unstructured social activities that take place in late afternoon/early evening and on Saturdays. The clinical unit provides psycho-social groups, supportive therapy, case management and medication services. In the wellness unit clients plan and implement a calendar of wellness activities such as groups, speakers, exercise opportunities and preparation of healthy meals. The art unit includes activities that can be a vocation, hobby and/or coping skill.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Client participation in Center Point activities, as well as job training and job placements, are evidence of success. Members have maintained continuous employment for several years and some have been able to discontinue Medicaid. Through participation in clinical services our clients learn, practice and begin to generalize skills that assist them in managing their behavioral illness and increasing their independence and integration into the community. Clinical staff and clients partner in developing recovery plans that include meaningful activity, medication, socialization and skill building opportunities. A continuum of groups meets the needs of individuals according to their behavioral illness and readiness to engage, including a track for dually diagnosed clients geared to enhance their ability to manage both illnesses simultaneously. Client progress through the program is based on their understanding of the skills taught and their ability to use the skills learned in their day to day life. The work done through these groups, and in individual sessions with therapist or case manager, assist clients with not only managing their behavioral illness but also preparing them for paid or volunteer work in the community.

Child and Family Services

Class

Mental Health, Substance Abuse 

Beneficiaries

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Families
Mentally/Emotionally Disabled
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged
Substance Abusers (Drug/Alcohol Abusers)

Description

For 60 years, Child & Family Services at Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network (ADMHN) has provided culturally inclusive, outpatient mental health treatment to children and families challenged by emotional, behavioral and substance abuse issues. Whether a child struggles with anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or another emotional or behavioral problem, there is a full range of behavioral health services to help children and adolescents get on a path to recovery while providing support for the family. Programs include individual and family therapy, therapeutic groups, psychiatry, infant and early childhood programs, intensive in-home therapeutic services, adolescent substance abuse treatment, groups for teens approaching adulthood, and parenting classes for adults.

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Evidence of Program's Success

We collaborate with all school districts in our area. Therapists participate in child abuse review teams, and student attendance review boards, and offer services in Spanish where needed. A program for transitional age youth/adults (ages 18-21) is a preventive strategy to ease the change to different funding/systems of care, and manage adulthood symptoms and dysfunction. We helped found the Douglas County Suicide Prevention Alliance, which facilitates communication between agencies and swift referral of at risk people. A similar project is underway for Arapahoe County. We partner with Second Wind Fund to provide counseling to students at risk for suicide.

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