Paradigm’s behavioral health services is expanding through Specialized Behavioral Health Programs
In collaboration with Region 6 and the Nebraska courts, our behavioral health team is committed to working with adults struggling with severe or persistent mental health issues. Beginning with comprehensive assessments and consultation with individuals and key stakeholders, they are able to mitigate the emotional, psychological, and other stressors that impact their ability to cope with daily life. For more information, contact Dr. Nichol Haga-Hammrich, Behavioral Health Services Coordinator.
Intensive Community Reintegration
Paradigm, through a contract with Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Behavioral Health Region 6, provides Intensive Community Reintegration (ICR) for consumers as they prepare to discharge from extended treatment in an inpatient psychiatric hospital and work towards a higher level of integrated, community living. If consumers have already transitioned, ICR provides more intensive services than what is currently available within the community. ICR’s goal is to increase the consumers availability to move to higher levels of integrated community living and decrease the likelihood of psychiatric hospitalization and/or law enforcement involvement. ICR uses a full systems approach to successful reintegration into the community. These services are for complex individuals for whom the existing array of services are not sufficient to serve the consumer. The ongoing service goals are focused on multiple life domains and are individualized. The period for services is based on the individual’s progress towards community reintegration.
Outpatient Competency Restoration (OCR): Outpatient Competency Restoration is provided when a person has been deemed incompetent to stand trial. Referrals are received for this service through the Department of Health and Human Services Division of Behavioral Health. The therapist is a neutral party, and the therapist role is to provide services to address identified barriers to competency. While in this service competency counseling and care management services are provided to include 2-3 competency counseling sessions a week and 3-7 care management sessions a week. A treatment plan will be developed tailored to the deficits affecting the individual’s competency. A wide range of interventions and learning strategies as well as connection to community services will be used to assist with restoring an individual’s competence.
Jail In-Reach/Pretreatment Services: Therapeutic consultation and support is provided to inmates while they are waiting for admission into the Lincoln Regional Center (LRC). Services consist of meeting with jail staff and the inmate. The goals of the services are identified by the DBH/DHHS. Services are provided up to 1 hour a week. The overarching goal of Jail In-Reach is to help inmates with symptom management, coping skills, encouragement to take medications, etc. as a way to assist them with moving towards competency before placement at LRC.