Behavioral Health Services
We believe that with the right supports, children and families facing any challenge are capable of thriving—in school, at home, and in their communities.
MENTOR Maryland’s Behavioral Health Services help families in crisis find stability and avoid more disruptive and costly out-of-home placements. Our caring specialists serve families from a range of backgrounds who may be facing out-of-home placements or reunification, behavioral challenges, trauma or involvement with the juvenile justice system.
Family Centered Treatment®
MENTOR Maryland’s intensive in-home family preservation services are designed to prevent children from being placed in foster care and to help those in foster care transition back home to their biological families.
Our family preservation services use Family Centered Treatment® (FCT®). Developed by the Institute for Family Centered Services, a part of MENTOR Maryland, FCT is an evidence-based, best practice model of intensive in-home treatment.
Our team of master’s-level clinicians work closely with families in their homes and help them adopt positive behavioral patterns so they can work better together as a family, with supports including:
- Individualized service plans
- Trauma-informed services, including trauma-focused therapy
- Family-focused therapy
- Crisis management (available 24/7)
- Skill development, such as communication and anger management
- Case management
Using the FCT model, we treat the entire family—not just the child. We work with the child, parents, siblings and members of the extended family who are involved in the child’s circle of support. By helping the entire family make positive changes, we are able to produce meaningful, lasting outcomes.
MENTOR Maryland’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program serves children and adults of all ages who are facing a range of mental health challenges. The program is designed to complement existing therapeutic treatment, such as intensive in-home services or therapeutic foster care, to help the individuals we serve develop the skills they need to succeed.
We work with each individual, their family and their medical team to develop a personalized treatment plan that outlines the individual’s needs and the interventions that will best support them. Once a plan has been created, we meet with the individual at home or in our office up to eight times a month for six months. Our specially trained clinicians support individuals in developing positive behaviors, coping techniques and other skills to help achieve their therapeutic goals.
To learn more about how MENTOR Maryland’s Behavioral Health Services can help your family or a family in your community, contact the location nearest you.