Community-Based Rehabilitation Services
CenterPointe has been innovative in developing a model program for Children’s Community-Based Rehabilitation, and we remain dedicated to contributing further research in this area. CBRS services provide practical techniques and education to guide our clients and their families toward functioning independently. We develop and teach skills specific to promoting positive mental and behavioral growth.
- Areas of skill development may include:
- Social (for example, initiating conversations, listening, building positive relationships)
- Coping with Mental Illness (learning about their illness and how to handle the symptoms and social stigmas)
- Community/Legal (learning to use community resources and plan healthy activities)
- Family (becoming a problem-solver within the family)
- Basic Living Skills (grooming and hygiene, setting short and long-term goals)
- Emotions (anger and stress management, learning about emotions and how to use them effectively)
Habilitative Intervention and Habilitative Support are services that are available to children with developmental disabilities. These services can help children improve their overall development, social-emotional development, relationships with others, and the development of their play skills. These services can also help improve a child's behavior and self-help development. Habilitative Intervention may be needed when you have these thoughts:
My child isn’t talking like other children the same age.
My child can’t bear to feel the label in his shirt, and he tends to fly off the handle in a noisy or crowded room.
My child’s behavior is out of control, and nothing I have tried has really worked.
My child is three years old and still doesn’t talk much. Everyone says he/she will catch up later.
My three-year won’t look me in the eye and doesn’t like to be touched or hugged.
I’ve tried everything I know, but it hasn’t made a difference in my child’s behavior.
I can’t keep my other children safe when he/she becomes angry and out of control.
My child has no interest in playing with other children. He/she lines up toys and stares at them for hours at a time.
Applying for Children’s Developmental Disability Services is a process that includes interviews, testing, and a review of documentation to determine eligibility and budget. Contact the local regional Family and Community Services (FACS) Developmental Disability Program office at (208) 334-5512 for information and an application.
If your child has recently qualified for disability services, or is already qualified for Children’s Developmental Disability Services and you are interested in transferring your child’s existing Developmental Disability Services to CenterPointe, please call (208) 442-7791 to schedule an appointment with CenterPointe’s DDA clinical supervisor, Jamie Williams, LCSW, who can answer your questions and help you begin the process of getting your child access to these services.
Group and Individual Respite Care
Children’s group and individual respite care provides caregivers with a planned "short break" from caring for their child, and provides a positive experience for the child. Children's respite care is an important resource to families that have extra care giving demands, and is viewed as a positive support to enable parents and familities to catch up with work at home and spend time with other members of the family. Using respite care before you become exhausted, isolated, or overwhelmed is ideal, but just anticipating regular relief can become a lifesaver. Families can receive up to 6 hours of respite care per scheduled time.
Qualifying requirements for this service include:
The child must have a mental health diagnosis such as as ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorer, depression, and anxiety which impacts the child socially, educatinally, or at home.
If you would like more information on this program, please call us and ask for Amie Priest or Jamie Williams.
fast facts about…
Children and Mental Health
- Anxiety disorders, mood disorders (e.g., depression) and disruptive disorders (e.g., attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) are the most common mental disorders among children. (U.S. Surgeon Generals’ Report)
- Untreated childhood mental disorders can lead to school failure, family conflict, substance abuse, violence and even suicide. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration/Children’s Mental Health Services)