Case Management Teams/Strengths Based Services- Every individual served through Adult Services is assigned a treatment team. The purpose of case management in the strengths model is to assist people recover and reclaim their lives by identifying, securing, and sustaining the range of resources needed to live, work, and play as fully integrated citizens of the communities in which they live. It is based on a set of core principles that in part value the unique strengths and attributes of all individuals and views the community as a place of strength and resources. Strengths based case management also holds that the primary setting for our work is in the community. Through a community based approach case managers are able to directly assist people to access helpful community resources, teach daily living skills in each persons living/working environment, as well as observe and assist people in learning coping skills and skills and social skills needed to develop healthy relationships within their communities.
Adult services may also include a variety of specialty services which help meet specific needs in a more comprehensive way.
Counseling – Individual and group counseling is focused is on offering short term interventions to resolve difficulties. A wide range of specialized interventions are utilized based in individual needs.
Peer Support Services – Certified Peer Specialists are individuals who have advanced in their own recovery sufficiently to be of assistance to other mental health consumers. The goal of peer support is to aid individuals in their recovery and assist them in attaining the goal of living a fulfilling life in the community.
Vocational Services and Supported Education - The vocational team provides a wide range of employment and career development services, job development, on-site job coaching and educational support.
Young Adult / Transition Services - Specialized services designed for young adults who have a serious mental illness or a severe emotional disturbance to successfully transition to adult life.
Aging Services – Aging Specialist provide individual and group counseling to those 60 and older. Outreach mental health services are available to the frail elderly residing in a long term care setting and to homebound seniors.
Individuals can contact Johnson County Mental Health Center’s Customer Care Center at 913-826-4200 for more information about services.