Special populations served by case management

Case finding can be accomplished by mobile case management teams who seek out homeless substance abusers in shelters and other areas where they sleep and congregate Rife et al. The disadvantages include, again, the expense and the possibilities that the case manager may not be familiar with the criminal justice system or that the treatment agencies may not have the resources for effective case management.

In addition, case managers working in rural areas must frequently deal with a culture in which "everyone knows everyone else," from both the client's and the service provider's standpoint.

One of the earliest models for case management services in the criminal justice system was created inwhen the White House launched a demonstration program known as Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime TASC to divert offenders from the criminal justice system into substance abuse treatment.

Case finding can be accomplished by mobile case management teams who seek out homeless substance abusers in shelters and other areas where they sleep and congregate Rife et al.

Typically, the case manager negotiates with the parole or probation officer for sanctions that make clinical sense.

Convicted offenders may be sentenced to county jails, state prisons, or probation; probation can include halfway house supervision, intensive probation, or electronic monitoring. A case manager should know which Step meetings, clinics, and other resources are available, knowledgeable, and accommodating to the gay and lesbian communities.

A case manager is in a unique position to help adolescents and their families interact with those systems. Establishing appropriate housing that will facilitate sobriety and helping the offender develop job-seeking skills are but two of the specific activities that may form the basis of the case management relationship.

In one such setting, peer case managers proved to be as successful as degreed professionals or an intensive residential treatment program in assisting homeless individuals in the areas of substance use, housing stability, employment, and psychological functioning Stahler et al. TASC clients tend to remain in treatment longer than other criminal justice-referred clients and than voluntary clients; retention in treatment is linked to better treatment outcomes Toborg et al.

Another issue in this model is whether the case manager has actual training in substance abuse treatment approaches and community referral techniques, as opposed to primarily correctional interventions.

Adolescent Substance Abusers Substance use and dependence are significant problems among adolescents in the United States. During aftercare, the professional implementing case management continues the linkage and monitoring process and provides booster relapse prevention skills training with the goal of decreasing the likelihood of relapse or interrupting a relapse episode.

Case management provided by a treatment agency. Once identified, women with substance abuse problems may be difficult to engage in treatment.

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The client's social network during these hours consists of other people, often not sober, who are also out of the shelter. Currently, all training is free and includes nationally developed materials, specifically addressed to special populations.

Likewise, while the substance abuse treatment system supports public safety goals, its primary mission is to change individual behaviors. However, the majority of those who can benefit from this level of care will have a major psychiatric illness with functional deficits.

The need for case management with this population is obvious. Parolees who have been imprisoned longer than a year may require more time in a semi-structured setting for example, a halfway house in order to make the transition from institution to community. For example, while "accepting one's powerlessness" is a central tenet of Step self-help programs, members of oppressed groups may not accept it, given their own societal powerlessness.

While the average length of treatment 3 — 6 months is generally not enough to bring full resolution to these issues, clients receive enough education and therapeutic intervention to learn tools which will assist in long term resolution of issues surrounding family and social functioning, legal problems, medical and psychiatric care, and educational and vocational concerns.

Case management services are available 8: Case management in a rural setting can take one of several forms. One solution to this difficulty in engaging homeless clients is through the use of peer case managers: The magnitude of even daily tasks holds significant stress for both the client and the case manager.

Gay and lesbian clients may also find their sexual partners in areas prevalent with drugs, increasing the risk of contracting the AIDS virus.The Case Management Service Program seeks to achieve maximum levels of functional potential and increased social connectedness based on the choices of the persons served.

Case Management Services are carried out in partnership with the persons served and are highly individualized. Mental Illness Management ; Special Populations. The first-generation case management programs have been designed for various settings that serve different "target" populations with varying social, medical, and psychological needs.

This proliferation of categorical case management programs is a mixed blessing. Behavioral Health Services (BHS) is a not-for-profit community-based healthcare organization providing substance abuse, mental health, drug-free transitional living, older adult services, HIV/AIDS education and prevention, and other related health services to the residents of Southern California.

Special Populations BSHS/ Case Management Special Populations Human Services is a very large field. When people ask what I am going to school for and I tell them “human service management”, they still do not know what I want to do.

You have so many career options to use a human service degree because the need for services is never ending. Case management is an appropriate intervention for substance abusers because they generally have trouble with other aspects of their lives.

This is especially true for those clients whose problems or issues can be overwhelming even for non-addicted people.

Special Populations

CASE MANAGEMENT WITH SPECIAL POPULATIONS: PEOPLE LABELLED MENTALLY RETARDED E. Jane Middleton, D.S.W. Associate Professor case management system is imperative for successful deinstitutionaliza­ should be served in ways that are as normal as possible.

Case management for special populations. Moving beyond categorical distinctions.

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