Target Population: We serve children ages 4-18 with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) and Adults with Persistent and Serious Mental Illness (SMI).
Community-Based Rehabilitation Services (CBRS): CBRS is a home or community-based program available to adults who are recovering from a severe and persistent mental illness. CBRS also promotes recovery in a child or adolescent who has a serious emotional disturbance that promotes resiliency. CBRS professionals assist the member/consumer in integrating with his/her community and provide services aimed at helping the member improve his/her quality of life.
Community-Based Rehabilitation Services utilizes credentialed psychosocial rehabilitation specialists to help members develop skills needed to increase their capacity to thrive in their home, employment, school, or social environments. Service target skills for adults are those that have been lost due to the symptoms of the member’s behavioral health condition. Services target skills for children or adolescents that the member would have appropriately developed at his/her developmental stage, despite the symptoms of the member’s behavioral health condition.
Community-Based Rehabilitation Services vary in intensity, frequency, and duration in order to support members/consumers in managing functional difficulties or to otherwise realize recovery goals.
Staff Qualifications: CBRS may be provided by those with a Bachelor's degree, so long as they are prepared providers under the supervision of an independently licensed behavioral health clinician. The Bachelor’s prepared provider must possess a current behavioral health license or have certification through the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association. Providers pursuing PRA certification are allowed to provide services for up to 30 months from their initial employment date while they are in the process of obtaining certification but must show documented efforts toward certification completion.