One parent said:
"Pathways meets our expectations in every way"
- Pathways Early Learning Center: Inclusive Child Care,
- 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.
- Outpatient: Children's and Adult
- School and Center-Based Behavioral Day Treatment Services
- Adult Community Integration
Children’s Integrated Clinical Services (ICS)-includes children’s Outpatient Therapy Services, Home and community based treatment, and inclusive Behavioral Day Treatment
Pathways' Integrated Clinical Services (ICS) provides children’s behavioral health services that are integrated into host settings such as public and private schools, primary care settings, and other community based settings. These services include outpatient services, home and community based treatment (HCT), and Inclusive Behavioral Day Treatment. Pathways' ICS program is unique in that a clinician is on site, integrated into the natural community setting of our clients and their families and available when a client needs support. Children and families can increase levels of care and support as needed while maintaining the consistency in the therapeutic relationship. ICS clinicians draw on evidence based treatment modalities while working closely with school (or other host setting) staff, clients, and families to produce the best results for all involved. The goal of Pathways' ICS is to identify and reduce the barriers clients and their families have with participating in behavioral health services while also improving our service offerings to our clients. Our clinicians are well trained and have the needed expertise to offer individual and family therapy services to the youth and families in our care. Pathways provides Integrated Counseling Services in host settings throughout the state of Maine. Outpatient services can also be provided at any of our regional office locations.
- Rehabilitative and Community Supports (RCS)
Rehabilitative and Community Supports (RCS)
Pathways of Maine’s Specialized RCS Program utilizes a treatment team approach in the planning of all services. RCS services provided by Pathways of Maine utilize the methods of applied behavior analysis (ABA), which is an evidence-based practice proven to be effective in teaching children new skills, and reducing behaviors that interfere with learning, safety and quality of life.
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.
- Children's Targeted Case Management
- Behavioral Health Homes