1115 Waiver Programs
1115 Waiver Programs
Bell County & Coryell County Mental Health Deputies are law enforcement officers in Bell County and Coryell County that have been trained to assess the behavioral health acuity of an individual involved in a misdemeanor offense. If the assessment indicates that the offense is likely related to the symptoms of a behavioral health diagnosis, the deputies divert the individual from the criminal justice system into behavioral health care services.
Breakthru Finishline provides a work adjustment training model for individuals diagnosed with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder within a community that enhances vocational skills through training in a highly interactive environment. The goals are to secure employment for the consumer and to provide training to employers on the advantages of hiring the consumers in the ASD.
Breakthru Central provides a social behavioral skills training model for persons diagnosed with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder under a community of support that enhances life skills through training in a highly interactive environment. The four focus areas of training are communication, recreation, vocational and behavioral.
Chronic Health: Adults with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) sometimes have elevated blood pressure and a diagnosis of type one or type two diabetes mellitus. The widespread use of psychotropic medication has led to deinstitutionalization and allowed individuals with SPMI to reside in their communities. While individuals have experienced an increased quality of life with decreased symptoms, these medications often have side effects that result in chronic medical conditions such as hypertension, obesity, and diabetes mellitus. The purpose of this project is to implement a physical health and mental health integrative framework where individuals with behavioral health diagnoses can receive treatment and consultation for their chronic physical health needs in one location.
Crisis Respite Services provides a short-term (3 – 7 days) structured residential treatment program where individuals in crisis can stabilize, resolve problems, and engage in ongoing community support services while in a safe, calm, and supervised environment. Crisis Respite Services provides room and board 24 hours/day, 7 days/week and is an immediate alternative to acute hospitalization or incarceration. Admittance is voluntary and participants are engaged in various forms of mental health services including case management, therapy, medication management, social skills training, and supported housing.
The Temple Day Program provides supportive day services for adults with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI). These individuals have been recently discharged from a psychiatric hospital, jail, or have recently experienced a crisis that places them at an increased risk for hospitalization or incarceration. Temple Day program provides services that include work skills training, medication management, and independent living skills in a person-centered recovery model framework.
The Temple ISD Project provides behavioral health interventions in a school-based setting for children enrolled in select elementary schools within the Temple Independent School District. After receiving a referral from the school counselor, qualified mental health professionals (QMHPs) provide skills training throughout the school day and family counseling may be included as needed.
Data Management (Bell and Coryell Counties)
These two projects involve the expanding structure of automation including the purchase of additional hardware and clinical management software. The process improvement outcomes include increased efficiency on the part of clinicians, more timely services to consumers, increased quantity and quality of services to consumers.
For information on these 1115 Waiver programs, call (254) 298-7108.