Comprehensive Case Management occurs in partnership between the family, Horizon Family Solutions and outdoor wilderness or residential treatment centers, youth, facility personnel, other service providers and teams to ensure youth, young adults and older adults receive quality comprehensive service delivery.
It begins when a youth or young adults is enrolled into an outdoor wilderness or residential treatment facility.
Case management is a term used to describe the active process of managing all the academic, clinical, mental health, residential / wilderness resources needed by a teen to maximize the process of healing.
Professionals with specific skills and knowledge, known as case managers, provide the coordination of these services. The amount of case management needed depends on the complexity and seriousness of the teens’ problems. In providing case management, a case manager as is an advocate for the teen who clarifies the teen’s needs, identifies resources, collaborates with other professionals and tracks progress.
Case management is intended as a way to coordinate treatment so the teen is treated at the lowest level of care possible and receives the most critical services with a minimum of overlap. Sometimes this is done on an outpatient basis.
More commonly, case managers work with teens in addiction treatment programs, clinical programs, eating disorder programs, learning disability schools, psychiatric hospitals, residential or wilderness treatment programs. Parents are encouraged to ask about case management services for their troubled teen and to work closely with the professional case manager in locating and coordinating services.
When you have an interest in Case Management Services, please contact Dore E. Frances, Ph.D. by calling 303-448-8803.