Bright Futures Aheads’ Clinical model encompasses a wide range of services to include individual and family systems,
through Telehealth services during this COVID-19 Pandemic:
- Outpatient Mental Health Services for therapy services providing services in the home, in the community, in the office and Telehealth services during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- Psychiatry Management Services to include medication management for children, adolescents, and adults ages 5 years old to adult.
- Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) (Therapeutic Mentoring, Life Skills Development, Employment Readiness) which is person-centered, goal-directed, and outcome-focused. Our interventions are designed to reduce maladaptive behaviors and restore or strengthen specific age-appropriate skills to help each consumer function to their highest potential independently. PRP treatment is seen as a planned and integrated adjunct to outpatient mental health treatment. It is also seen as the total plan of care for youth, adults, and the community. It includes a combination of psychoeducation, behavioral, emotional competency, and social-skills training individually or in groups.
- Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) - includes rehabilitative treatment interventions to reduce or improve the target maladaptive behaviors, improve behaviors and where necessary to maintain the improved behaviors though the restoration of a participant to his or her best possible functional level. The services provide the participant with behavioral management skills to effectively manage the behaviors or symptoms that place the participant at risk for a higher level of care. The goal of these services is to restore the participant's previously acquired behavior skills and enable the participant to develop appropriate behavior management skills.
- DUI/DWI Educational Programs for individuals that have been issued a DUI or DWI in the state of Maryland. These individuals may have been ordered to take an educational program by a District Court or Administrative Law Judge, or they may be required to take the course when applying for a new driver’s license after their original license was revoked as the result of a DUI or DWI. Individuals may also be required to attend an Alcohol Treatment Program in addition to a DUI educational program if they are determined to be an abuser of or dependent on alcohol. Bright Futures Ahead offers both programs, and both are certified by the state of Maryland.
- Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Program – IOP/OP includes a combination of psychoeducation, behavioral, emotional competency, and social-skills training individually or in groups. Alcohol/Drug Recovery) for adolescents and adults which are person-centered planning for consumers needing more intensive services and others who accept that they have an addictive disorder diagnosis and who are willing to work on recovery from addiction as well as other related issues in these groups. IOP - Phase II groups also serve as a step down from IOP treatment and are designed to help maintain contact and structure with our consumers.
- Assertive Community Treatment - Community-based mental health care for individuals experiencing serious mental illness that interferes with their ability to live in the community, attend appointments with professionals in clinics and hospitals, and manage mental health symptoms.
- Partial Hospitalization - Partial hospitalization provides a structured program of outpatient psychiatric services as an alternative to inpatient psychiatric care. It's more intense than care you get in a doctor's or therapist's office. You get this treatment during the day, and you don't have to stay overnight.
- Respite Care Services- The Respite Care Program offers short term temporary care in order to provide a period of rest and renewal to family caregivers by temporarily relieving them of the demands and stresses of care giving responsibilities. Respite care is provided at planned intervals, in a time of crisis, or on an as-needed basis.
- Community Housing- Community housing is provided in partnership with individuals. These services are designed to assist the persons served to achieve success in and satisfaction with community living. The services are focused on home and community integration and engagement in productive activities. Community housing enhances the independence, dignity, personal choice, and privacy of the persons served. For persons in alcohol and other drug programs, these services are focused on providing sober living environments to increase the likelihood of sobriety and abstinence and to decrease the potential for relapse.
- Withdrawal Management Services- A detoxification/withdrawal management program is a time-limited program designed to assist persons served with the physiological and psychological effects of acute withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs. The program’s purpose is to provide a medically safe, professional, and supportive withdrawal experience for the persons served while preparing and motivating them to continue treatment after discharge from the program and progress toward a full and complete recovery. The program develops and maintains a rich network of treatment providers for referrals after completion of the program to ensure the best possible match for the persons served to ongoing treatment services.
Our model is based on the “wrap-around model” in which services are provided within the home, school, and community. Our professional staff members are the eyes, ears, and hands of mental health providers being incorporated into the daily life situations of the consumer and their families.