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1 Tropical Texas Behavioral Health Tropical Texas Behavioral Health provides quality behavioral healthcare with respect, dignity and cultural sensitivity, through the efficient and effective delivery of services.

2 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services are provided for individuals upon graduation from high school or through the Early Childhood Intervention program up to the child's third birthday. The public school system is the primary service provider after the age of 3 through graduation from high school. However, a youth with mental retardation may have an additional emotional or mental disorder that qualifies the youth for the Children's Mental Health program. Before caption goes hereAfter caption goes here

3 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services Autism Vocational Services - Services and supports are designed to help individuals with autism become integral parts of the community by achieving fulfilling careers. Assistance includes individual job placement, employment supports, job coaching, training and education. Case Management - Case managers help consumers and families identify needs, assist in resolving problems, negotiating services and linking with other available community resources. Continuity of Care - Services include coordination activities required when an individual moves from a state facility to the community. Assistance is also provided for those who must be relocated outside of the county. Each individual is monitored at least annually. Family Training & Support- Support services are individualized and designed through collaboration with family, the person with mental retardation and staff. Supports include linking with other community resources, in-home behavior intervention, parent training and assistance with assistive/adaptive devices and modifications. Home & Community-Based Services (HCS) - HCS is a Medicaid waiver program that allows the use of Medicaid dollars to support individuals with mental retardation who choose to return to or remain in their home community. Service may be provided through an in-home or alternate residential environment.

4 Group Homes (ICF / MR) - TTCMHMR owns and operates three ICF/MR homes in Hidalgo and Willacy counties for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disability and/or autism. The homes range from Level I - VI with 24-hour shift staff. Placement in these homes is based on the availability of space and resources through the Texas Department of Human Services. In-Home & Family Support - Individuals with a mental disability who require financial resources to live independently in situations most like those experienced by persons without disabilities, may apply for assistance through the In-Home & Family Support program. Funding requests are reviewed by a committee and if deemed ineligible, applicants are referred to other possible funding sources. Respite Services - Short-term, periodic relief and support is offered for individuals with mental retardation and their families. Care is provided by a trained respite worker and may be conducted in the home or in an out-of-home situation, dependent on the availability of a provider and budget resources. Supported Living - Independent living supports and training that assist individuals with mental retardation include management of emergencies, budgeting, domestic skills and linkage with community recreation opportunities. Vocational & Supported Employment - Services and supports are designed to help individuals with mental retardation become integral parts of the community by achieving fulfilling careers. Services are also offered in conjunction with the local school districts to identify and offer planning for individuals with mental retardation to participate in community life upon graduation from high school.

5 Children Mental Health Children's Mental Health Services are provided for children between the ages of Youth with mental retardation and substance abuse who have an additional emotional or mental disorder also qualify for services through the Children's Mental Health Plan.

6 Children Mental Health Services Case Management - Case managers help consumers and families identify needs, assist in resolving problems, negotiating services and linking with other available resources. Child & Adolescent Crisis Resolution - Crisis resolution services include needs assessment and treatment and/or referral to other services. Ongoing support and intervention help prevent hospitalization and stabilized family functioning. Counseling Services Individual, family and group counseling and symptom management sessions are provided as needed. Family Education and Training Services - Group meetings for parents or primary care givers provide support and education in areas such as parenting skills and knowledge about emotional disturbances. Medication-Related Services - Individuals are given an initial psychiatric evaluation and follow-up to determine diagnosis, treatment and response. Progress monitoring, consumer education and laboratory services are also provided. Physicians see consumers on a regular basis throughout their treatment. Progress is monitored to help in controlling and reducing symptoms. Pharmacy Services - The Center offers pharmacy services to eligible consumers for the purpose of providing them with the highest quality medication at the most economical cost. Services are provided in conjunction with the respective treatment goals as prescribed by Center physicians only. Respite Services - Respite services may be provided as part of an overall treatment plan to serve the family.

7 Services What is the cost? Insurance? Medicaid? As a Walk-In your visit is FREE! It takes abo

8 Children Mental Health Services Who they serve… What is the cost? Insurance? Medicaid? Do they serve adults, children, or both?

9 MH Adult Services 1901 S. 24th Avenue (956) MH Adult Services N 77 Sunshine Strip (956) Child & Adolescent Unit 1111-A North 7th Street (956) Child & Adolescent Unit 861 Old Alice Rd. (956) The Consumer Relations Department of Tropical Texas Behavioral Health is also available to answer any questions or assist you with your rights issues at(956) Service hours are from Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm

10 Crisis Line Our 24 hour crisis line is available to assist you and provide information on resources during stressful times. 24-hour help is available by calling (956) for the city of Edinburg. In the city of Harlingen, our telephone number is (956) Help is available in the city of Brownsville by calling (956) Collect calls are accepted. Screenings and assessments are provided as needed to include determination of need for hospitalization or diversion to other less restrictive treatment.

11 Resources Community Mental Health Services provided by Texas Department of Health Services Mental Retardation Services provided by Texas Department of Aging and Disability National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Mental Health Association in Texas Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration Texas Mental Health Consumers National Institute of Mental Health The Arc of the United States Texas Association on Mental Retardation (Suicide Survivors) (Parents) us.reachout.comus.reachout.com (For Youth) (College Students)


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