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THIS SERVICE IS AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATION(S):



York County

2020 S. Queen Street
YORK, PA 17403
Phone: 717-845-7652
Fax: 717-718-4229


Bedford County

 123 E. PITT ST.

SUITE 201
BEDFORD, PA 15522
Phone: 814-623-6409
Fax: 814-623-6720


A lasting impact

​DURING THE FIRST YEAR AFTER DISCHARGE, PARTICIPANTS CAN SCHEDULE UP TO THREE BOOSTER SESSIONS ON AN AS-NEED BASIS.  


EACH SESSION LASTS FOR TWO WEEKS.

"MY BOYS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HIT MILESTONES BECAUSE OF THE HELP FROM LAUREL LIFE STAFF"

ASHLEY M, PARENT 

Quick-response in-home services for children and adolescents with behavioral needs​


Looking for a  fast and  effective  way to provide clinical interventions for a child or adolescent with behavioral needs?


LAUREL LIFE'S BRIEF TREATMENT PROGRAM MAY BE THE SOLUTION


​Designed to deliver preventive, in-home services, Brief Treatment is an intensive, short-term program that is ideal for individuals in need of: 

•    An initial assessment to determine appropriate placement
•    Further evaluation by a master’s level clinician in the field
•    A step up in service from outpatient counseling but not in need of full behavioral health rehabilitation services
•    A step down from more intensive or restrictive levels of care
•    Timely aftercare for inpatient hospitalization or crisis services
•    Coordinated interventions for home and school 

Unlike residential or office-based treatments,
Laurel Life’s Brief Treatment Program directly addresses challenges in the home or community environment to promote sustainable behavior change. By targeting the individual’s specific mental health needs within their own surroundings, the program is able to create a safe and caring atmosphere that positions each child for success. 


A HOLISTIC APPROACH
Offered as a short-range, quick-start solution, the Brief Treatment program provides up to six hours of treatment each week for 36 weeks. Services focus on intensive individual therapy with the child, family treatment with any or all family members, or treatment with the child and other caregivers. The program also includes:
 
•    Collecting and analyzing data to create a behavior plan
•    Developing the treatment plan, goals and objectives
•    Consulting with parents, school officials and other person concerning the behavioral health needs of the child
•    Attending meetings when the child’s behavioral health issues are discussed
•    Making phone calls to the child or family in times of crisis
•    Providing therapy to other members in the home when the focus of the therapy session is related to the individual undergoing treatment

In addition, our mobile therapy and behavioral consultants connect individuals and their families with community agencies and resources to help them overcome obstacles and address their unique needs. Our trauma-certified clinicians also work in close collaboration with mobile and ER crisis centers in York and Adams County and are trained to provide care for trauma-related or gender identity-related issues among children, adolescents, adults and families.


MEASURING SUCCESS

To monitor ongoing progress, our clinicians employ a variety of outcomes measurements, including satisfaction surveys, strength and difficulties questionnaires, and other tools. Success is determined by the program’s ability to:  

•    Encourage individual and family investment in treatment
•    Increase pro-social behaviors and positive self-management skills
•    Reduce out-of-home placements
•    Improve caregiver skills to help stabilize the home environment and initiate constructive, long-term change


GETTING STARTED IS EASY

Our abbreviated authorization process ensures a quick response to treatment needs and includes just three simple steps:  

1.    The clinician conducts an assessment at the family home to identify the referral concerns, diagnosis and recommendations
2.    The family and treatment team meet to review the assessment and plan treatment. 
3.    The clinician obtains support from a psychologist or psychiatrist and submits the authorization request.


In most cases, authorization is received in as little as 7 to 10 business days. 


Testimony

Brief Treatment Program