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Henderson Community Health Report

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1. Why was this organization established?
To provide affordable psychiatric and casework services to residents of Broward County.

2. How did Henderson become a community mental health center?
“During the late 1950's, the innovation of psychotropic medications revolutionized the mental health field. The Clinic became a multi-purpose organization with broad programs meeting the federal requirements of a community mental health center.”

3. Why was the center named “Henderson”?
“In 1960, the late Mr. Alexander D. Henderson and his wife Lucy gave the Clinic stocks in Avon Products as well as property which is the ...view middle of the document...

Who benefits from these services?
“Anyone going through a crisis, or having difficulty coping with personal situations.”

8. What does this service offer?
Safety, stabilization, immediate support, counseling, and inpatient stabilization and treatment.

9. How does it work?
In person or by phone twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, we support persons in crisis. By assessing the level of distress and developing a plan of action, we make every effort to avoid costly and unnecessary hospitalization by providing immediate treatment and support to individuals in need.

10. What is the purpose of this service?
To provide clinical intervention focused on stabilizing the situation, provide support and guidance to the caretaker and assess the need for further services.

11. What age groups may receive this service?
Age 2-17

12. What are the hours that this service is available?
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

13. Describe three case management services.
Connections: Case Management for children up to the age of 18, or 21 if enrolled in school, who are experiencing behavioral health problems and/or are at risk of of home placement. The youth are typically served by many systems including: welfare, mental health and substance abuse providers.
Family Resource Program: provides Case Management to families referred by the Broward Sheriff’s Office following an abuse or neglect allegation. The goal is to help family’s reduce parenting stress and prevent subsequent abuse or neglect.
Placement Partnership Program: provides support and linkage to avoid disruptions in foster home placements and prevent other youth from entering the foster care system. In addition, the program supports children transitioning from an out of home institutional placement, back into the community.

14. What outpatient services are available?
Medical Services include psychiatric evaluation and medication management services, as needed.
Out Patient Services provide twelve (12) weeks of office-based, individual, family and group therapy.

15. Describe 2 of the 4 community and In Home services available.
· Family Counseling Services provides office-based and home-based, individual, family and group counseling.
· Family Intervention Team provides therapeutic services to children at risk of psychiatric hospitalization or immediately following hospitalization to promote stabilization and strengthen child and family integration.

16. What is the PUP program?
(PUP) program utilizes the HOMEBUILDERS® Best Practice model to prevent out-of-home placement of children ages 1-17 who have been determined by Broward Sheriff’s Office Child Protective Investigations Section (BSO/CPIS) to be at imminent risk of removal from their home due to abuse, neglect or other reasons such as emotional or behavioral problems.  

17. Describe the “REACH” project.
(REACH) project provides intensive in-home individual/family therapy, parent...

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