Professional Partner Program
The Professional Partner Program coordinates supports and services for youth and young adults between the ages of 3-26 years with a behavioral health needs within the 22 county area of Region 3. It utilizes the Wraparound approach by building a team dedicated to provide flexible, non-traditional and unconditional care to assist the family in meeting their needs and achieving their goals. It ensures that families have a voice and ownership in developing an accessible, comprehensive individualized support plan.
Referrals can be received by caregivers, service providers, schools or community supports.
Program contact: Jill Schubauer | 308-237-5113 Ext. 238
Youth System of Care Coordination
The Youth System of Care Coordination fosters and facilitates a collaborative environment to promote the development of multi-disciplinary services and supports to respond to the behavioral healthcare needs of youth and their families. It works with representatives of health and human services systems, the juvenile justice system, schools, providers, and community/consumer groups to conduct needs assessments, develop strategies to address service gaps and barriers, and serve as a liaison between behavioral health programs to enhance interagency coordination. It employs System of Care core values and guiding principles to improve the design and delivery of services and supports for youth and young adults with behavioral health needs.
Program contact: Jill Schubauer | 308-237-5113 Ext. 238
The program is based upon the Wraparound approach to service coordination, relying on the natural support systems of the family in their neighborhood and community. Wraparound is a model of needs driven and strengths based planning. Wraparound is an unconditional commitment to creating services that support normalized and inclusive options for consumers with complex needs and their families. The consumer and family identify individuals they want to have as members of the Wraparound Team. The Professional Partner is responsible for bringing together this team that will include family members, informal supports, community individuals, and identified service providers. The Professional Partner will utilize the referral and intake information and interview the family and Wraparound Team to develop a strengths based, needs driven, individualized Plan of Care. The Wraparound team will guide the course of action, assemble team members, facilitate plan development, monitor the interventions and assess progress of the plan. The program will assist the families in navigating the system, advocating for services, and providing support to assist them in achieving their vision, mission and goals for the future.
Utilizing the principles of wraparound, ensures that services will support the needs and well-being of the person served and their family, enhance the quality of their life, reduce their needs, build a support system in the community which they reside and improve their overall life functioning.
As of 2002, fifteen studies were identified which attempted to assess the effectiveness of the wraparound approach, two qualitative studies, nine pre-post studies, two quasi-experimental studies and two studies involving randomized clinical trials. The research base on wraparound includes the two randomized clinical trials. The results showed more favorable outcomes for the children that received wraparound. This was evidenced by a greater decline in behavioral symptoms, lower overall impairment and fewer externalizing, social problems and thought problems. Overall, the research base on Wraparound remains undeveloped in comparison to many child and family interventions, nonetheless, significant evidence supports wraparound’s effectiveness.
The Professional Partner Program combines an ecological assessment and planning approach with Wraparound to provide intensive therapeutic case management. At the center of this program is the Professional Partner, who works in full partnership with each consumer and his or her family, served in the program. The Professional Partner (1) ensures the availability of an accountable individual to serve as an advocate, service coordinator, and a liaison on behalf of the consumer and his or her family for the purpose of linking and accessing needed services and supports; (2) coordinates service components and all phases of treatment, services and support; and (3) ensures that the elements of treatment and supportive services and supports are planned for and provided.
The purpose of the PPP is to assist consumers and their families in accessing services without having to either give up their child as a ward of the state, going into undue debt to cover such services, placement in a more restrictive level of care, involvement in the juvenile justice system and/or school/job failure.
The program is a partnership between the family and consumer, Wraparound team and the Professional Partner. The program is youth guided and family driven and based on the strengths of the family/consumer not their weaknesses. The parents/consumers are an essential and integral part of the Wraparound team and act as equal partners and experts on knowing their needs best. An individualized Plan of Care is developed for each consumer and his or her family and based upon the strengths and needs of the consumer and family across the life domains and is focused on normalization to ensure that the basic needs of all persons of like age, sex, culture etc. are met.
The program serves children, youth and young adults that are experiencing behavioral health challenges, in coordination with their family or caregiver.
The Professional Partner Program (PPP) will not exclude from admission any otherwise eligible person on the basis of ability to pay, previous admission record, marital status, race, color, national origin, religion, or disability.
Wraparound is a family driven, strength-based, solution focused planning and problem solving process with the family or young adult and their team. It is individualized, which means that every youth, young adult and/or family develops a unique plan that fits them and their culture, beliefs and values. Wraparound helps families achieve important changes by helping them meet their unmet needs.
A Wraparound Team is developed with each consumer and family served in the program. The consumer and family identify those individuals they desire to participate on the team. The Wraparound Team generally consists of four to ten members that know the family best and are willing to work to help the consumer and family achieve their goals.
The Wraparound Team develops the Individualized Plan of Care by utilizing the wraparound process. The team supports the implementation of the plan of care and unconditional commitment to the consumer and family. The Team also identifies and connects to informal supports that will be important to the success of the family after formal services end.
Utilizes the Wraparound Approach to serve families in all 22 counties of Region 3 that have children and young adults ages 3-26 who have a behavioral health disorder and are at-risk of failure in the home, school, and/or community.
Utilizes the Wraparound Approach to serve young adults with a behavioral health disorder, between the ages of 15-21 who have unmet vocational, school and behavioral health needs. The COOP for SUCCESS is a unique collaboration between Region 3 Behavioral Health Services, Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska, Vocational Rehabilitation of Nebraska and Grand Island Public Schools.
Utilizes the Wraparound Approach to serve youth with a behavioral health disorder, between the ages of 5-21 who have unmet educational and behavioral health needs. The School Based Wraparound Program is a unique collaboration between Region 3 Behavioral Health Services and Grand Island Public Schools.
Utilizes the Transition to Independence Model and the Wraparound Approach to serve young adults in all 22 counties of Region 3 with a mental health diagnosis between the ages of 16-26 who need additional supports and services to successfully transition into independence.
Meets financial eligibility criteria
For more information, contact:
308-237-5113 Ext. 238