THERAPY SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS
Pawnee offers a wide range of Community Services for children and adults who meet specific state criteria for diagnosis with a Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED). Individuals receive a variety of services in the home, at school and other places in the community as determined by their own treatment plan.
Case managers assist in developing a treatment plan with goals and objectives to help the individual maintain his/her residence in the community, help the coordinate all aspects of the individual’s care, help find resources, engage with the individual and family in various activities and interventions designed to help the individual reach his/her goals and monitor their progress.
An Attendant Care provider spends time with a child or family at home and in the community to help them work on specific goals and activities such as chores, studies, and recreation as part of their plan to maintain his/her residence in the community.
PARENT SUPPORT AND EDUCATION
This program provides a support network for parents/caretakers of children and adolescents with SED. Parent Support workers assist parents and caretakers in better understanding children and adolescents with SED and how to best access resources within the community. They frequently plan family programs and activities.
This service is provided on an individual and group basis and provides more support than traditional office based outpatient services with more flexibility than hospital based inpatient care. It is intended to manage the effects of mental/emotional impairments which previously required hospital services. The individual receives assistance with improving social skills, problem solving skills, leisure time training and health and wellness.
Staff work together with the child’s school to provide services at the school. These services are provided as agreed by family, school, and Pawnee.