- Children's Targeted Case Management
- Behavioral Health Homes
- Pathways Merrymeeting Center
Pathways School Based Programs
Pathways Merrymeeting Center school-based program offers early intervention and Behavioral Health Day Treatment for children and adolescents, in grades PreK-12, who have been diagnosed with developmental disabilities and/or emotional and behavioral disorders. Pathways school-based programs integrate Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Social Work services to provide children and adolescents with comprehensive behavioral, academic, and therapeutic supports that promote the acquisition of skills they need to integrate successfully into local school and community settings.
Pathways provides Care Coordination Services through both traditional Targeted Case Management and our Behavioral Health Home to youth aged birth through 20 years of age with behavioral health disorders or developmental/intellectual disabilities. These services are designed to aid youth and families in identifying and accessing necessary services to effectively treat and manage the unique youth and family’s needs. Care Coordinators ensure that the services in place are best meeting the identified needs of the youth. Services are provided in-person and by telephone utilizing wraparound principles, focusing on the child and family’s strengths and building natural and community resources to encourage family success.
Care Coordinators all have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and over 75 hours of hands-on training working with youth and families. They are highly trained to work with families to arrange for the appropriate services and to follow up with service providers to ensure that the family’s needs are met. They will accompany families to IEP and other school meetings, as well as psychiatrist and doctor appointments to assist families in advocating for themselves and articulating needs clearly to other providers. Care Coordinators will work with other Pathways staff as well as community-based providers to ensure the best outcomes for the youth and family.
- School and Center-Based Behavioral Day Treatment Services
- Adult Community Integration
Home and Community Based Treatment (HCT)
A special skill of Pathways staff is the ability to join with the family members in a way that makes our presence in their home productive and non-threatening. Pathways makes every effort to provide services to our clients in the least restrictive, most comfortable setting available. In many cases, the client's home represents the ideal location. Obvious benefits of home-based counseling include convenience and comfort for the client, which can overcome many barriers to traditional office-based care. Therapeutic advantages include the potential for the clinician to view the family in a natural environment and to direct treatment from the standpoint of the family. Cultural differences can also be surmounted when visiting clients in their own home, as this influences clinicians to adjust their thinking to that of their clients.
What do Children and Families Have to Say about Pathways?
We are proud to say that in a recent survey, 98% of the parents we serve feel that Pathways' treatment services have helped their children and family. One parent said: “Pathways meets our expectations in every way”, while another said “Pathways made it possible for me to be a parent!”. 96% of children feel that Pathways has been helpful to them as well.
One parent said:
"Pathways meets our expectations in every way"
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