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​​Youth and Family Services of Washington County, Inc.

Description of Outpatient Programs and Services:


​     Information and Referral Services: This service targets any person who may have questions related to personal/family mental health, behavioral health, substance abuse issues, parenting issues, marital/relationship issues, homeless issues or what resources are available in our area that deal with such issues. It is generally provided by telephone as calls come in, but may also be provided to walk-ins or through presentations to individuals or groups in our community.

​     Referral for additional services: In cases where the agency is unable to provide services in an identified area of need to a client, the responsible clinician and/or treatment team will investigate alternatives. Documentation of referrals is maintained in case records. Referrals may include, but are no limited to the following:

          1] County Health Department

          2] Social Security Administration

          3] Medical Care

​          4] Local School Systems

          5] Department of Human Services

          6] Office of Juvenile Affairs

​          7] Local Advocacy Groups

​          8] Local Support Groups


​     Community Education: This program is intended to prevent the need for more intensive or intrusive services by strengthening youth and families through education. Parenting classes, resiliency groups within are schools, and community presentations/seminars are offered throughout the year. Most of these services are available to any who requests the service. Some of our in-school programs require referral by school personnel. These services are partially funded through a delinquency prevention grant through the Office of Juvenile Affairs.


​     Within My Reach: This is a course endorsed by the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative to help strengthen marriages and reduce the divorce rate in our state. Additionally, the curriculum is also useful to single or non-committed individuals in developing skills in relationship that improve their chances for achieving relationship success with children, family, significant others, in their community, and/or with employment.


​     "It's My Life" (First Time Offender Program): The First-Time Offender Program (FTOP) is a statewide program. This service targets first-time youthful offenders, providing an option designed to deflect them from entering the juvenile justice system. The Program model follows a 12 hour group curriculum that is educational in nature and assists the offending youth and at least one parent with communication skills, decision making, anger management and goal-setting. Most clients are referred by Juvenile Services but some referrals can come from schools, DHS, the court system or parents if the youth is behaving in a way that could be considered a legal offense. No fees are charged for this program since it is funded through the OJA Community Based Youth Services contract.


     Community At-Risk Services (CARS): Community At-Risk Services (CARS) began as an OJA administrative initiative to transition service delivery from multiple providers to the Oklahoma Association of Youth Services Agencies. The purpose of this program is to provide community based services to juveniles in custody or under the supervision of OJA to prevent out-of-home placement and to reintegrate juveniles returning from out-of-home placements. Services provided to these juveniles include counseling, diagnostic and evaluation services, tutoring and mentoring. The target population includes juveniles in OJA custody, on probations or on deferred prosecution agreements with a primary emphasis on those juveniles that are medium or high risk. No fees are charged for this program since referrals from OJA are funded through the OJA Community Based Youth Services contract or paid for through Medicaid, when eligible.


​Behavioral Health Outpatient Program: Qualified staff provide assessments, individual, family and group counseling as well as rehabilitation services intended to strengthen and empower clients personally, in relationships with others and within home, school, work and/or social environments. Supplemental services such as tutoring, mentoring, assistance with transportation or employment needs may also be arranged for clients in this program. Anyone within our catchment area can request these services. However, those typically excluded from eligibility include very young children, chronically mentally ill, or those needing more intensive or specialized services than our staff can provide. Service to minors requires the written consent of a legal guardian. Fees for these services are either billed to the responsible client/parent/guardian on a sliding scale or paid for through Medicaid or state contracts if the client meets eligibility requirements.


​Substance Abuse Outpatient Program: Qualified staff strives to help adolescents and adults reach their goal of long-term recovery from alcohol and/or drugs. Services are designed for clients who do not require or who have completed Detoxification, Residential Treatment or Day Treatment programs. The Program uses the 12-Step model of treatment, proven clinical treatment methods and education to help clients make positive changes in their lives. Our multi-level Program offers services in both individual and group settings. Supplemental services such as assistance with transportation or employment needs may also be arranged for clients in this program. Anyone within our catchment area can request these services. However, those typically excluded from eligibility include very young children or those needing more intensive or specialized services than our staff can provide. Service to minors requires the written consent of a legal guardian. Fees for these services are either billed to the responsible client/parent/guardian on a sliding scale or paid for through Medicaid or state contracts if the client meets eligibility requirements. Services are certified by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS).


​Individualized Treatment Plan Services: Youth and Family Services of Washington County, Inc. utilize an interdisciplinary approach in the development of and implementation of individual treatment plans (Various funding sources may utilize other terminology for this interdisciplinary process). The team process involves the individual being served, the clinician, the individual's legal guardian/family or significant other, if appropriate, and any other personnel who may have a significant impact on the needs of the individual.

​     It is the intent of the agency that services be initiated for all referrals within 5 working days from receipt of the referral. The assessment and comprehensive treatment plan are developed within time frames specified by payer/funding sources from time of client's admission into the program. The assigned Licensed Behavioral Health Professional is responsible for the internal arrangements of treatment team meetings/case consultation to monitor the progress toward goals and objectives as needed. Any treatment team member may request special treatment team meetings at any time.

​     Treatment plan development is the assessment/evaluation of diagnostic information in order to develop a written individualized treatment plan. The treatment plan contains the following elements: Strengths/Assets, Weakness/Liabilities, Preferences, Identified Problems, Goals and Objectives that are specific and time-limited, and individualized discharge criteria and date. Each treatment service to be received is listed on the treatment plan. The frequency of each service and responsible clinician must be delineated.


​Individual Psychotherapy/Counseling Services: Individual counseling is a method treating emotional and behavioral disorder, and alcohol and other drug (AOD) disorders using face-to-face, one-on-one interaction between a Licensed Behavioral Health Professional (LBHP) and an individual to promote emotional, behavioral, and/or psychological change to alleviate disorders. Individual counseling is provided in an appropriate, private and confidential setting. The counseling is goal-directed, utilizing techniques appropriate to the treatment plan and the individual's development and cognitive abilities.


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