Youth Crisis Services expanding to mobile response in Washington County | News, Sports, Jobs

Tara Prower, George Goddard

The Washington County Commission on Behavioral Health is pleased to receive a $113,620 grant available through the Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). Washington County. The Washington County Behavioral Health Board will contract Life and Purpose Behavioral Health to develop this new service. Start-up funds will be used in the development and planning phases to hire and train individuals to serve the crisis needs of her youth under the age of 20 in Washington County.

The MRSS model is an insurance and Medicaid billable service that allows the program to be self-sustaining. MRSS diverts crisis situations from local emergency departments and provides more personalized home care from licensed counselors, including safety assessments and planning, de-escalation techniques, coping skills, and ongoing support for young people and families. It is a short-term service for the purpose of providing a service. Member of an experienced and certified Family Peer Support Specialist.

Once the Youth Crisis Intervention Service is fully operational, MRSS will have access to families experiencing crisis at any time of the day.

The purpose of MRSS callouts is to respond to families experiencing youth crisis situations (emotional, behavioral, or traumatic situations) and to help themselves or others within their families, schools, or communities. affect people. The first 72 hours will ultimately create a stronger bond for multi-system families with appropriate support services.

“We are pleased to support Mobile Response Stabilization Services to help close the continuity care gap for the youth crisis in Washington County.” George Goddard, Assistant Director, Washington County Behavioral Health Commission.

For more information about MRSS, please contact Life & Purpose Behavioral Health at 740-376-0930.

Plaugher and Goddard are members of the Washington County Behavioral Health Commission.

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