Programs

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program

Description of the Program

The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) is designed to restore and support a healthy development of an individual’s social and interpersonal skills, family relationships, self-management skills and behavior.  Our staff plan to promote full recovery, community integration and improved quality of life.  Program services are offered onsite and offsite in the home or other community locations based on the individual’s needs and choices. It is our vision that every consumer leaves our program mentally, physically and spiritually whole. We do this by holistically treating the mind, body and spirit by combining mindfulness practices with traditional therapies. We know that everyone wants to be happy, healthy, and whole and we want that for the individual and his family. We understand that the family is a system whereby the behavior of one member affects and influences all the other members. We are a “community for well-being” and welcome the families right to make decisions about their lives and the roles we play in supporting their issues. The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program offers strength-based, approach, family centered and community-based perspectives to strive for empowerment of the client.

TuTTie’s Place intends to provide services to children, adolescents, adults and families throughout the Baltimore Metropolitan area and surrounding counties.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (Children/Adolescents)

TuTTie’s Place recognizes that early intervention is important to the recovery journey for children and adolescents. We know that far too many children and youth have experienced or witnessed violence and abuse at home, school and in the community. These Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) impacts their ability cope with daily stressors, learn, socialize and control their behavior. PRP is designed to complement, support and strengthen children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with mental health related conditions and who are already receiving therapy or psychiatric services. We know that proper life skills are not learned overnight. Along with providing a healing and nurturing family environment, our professionally trained rehabilitation staff provides a combination of individual and group rehabilitation activities at our Community Center for Well-Being, at the child’s home and/or other appropriate community locations. We stress the importance of health and wholeness and holistically treat the mind, body, and spirit of each child. We combine traditional therapy with alternative self-help tools and spiritual practices that empowers youth to self-heal, self-soothe and self-supervise. Specific rehabilitation goals are established based on information from the referring mental health professional, a comprehensive assessment and meetings with the child and his/her family. We also provide a variety of artistic and recreational activities.

Our PRP services include but are not limited to:

  • Self-Care Skills – including personal hygiene/grooming, nutrition/dietary planning, dressing self, following routines (bed, school), toileting, self-administration of meds
  • Semi-Independent Living Skills – taking care of belongings, maintaining living area, safety skills, money management, mobility skills,Social/Interactive Skills
  • Anger Management
  • Medication Management
  • Accessing Community Resources
  • Personal Safety
  • Maintaining Age-appropriate Boundaries
  • Time Management
  • Meditation, Yoga, Journaling, Emotional Freedom Techniques, African Drumming, Art, Dance, Tai chi, and Recreation

 Eligibility Requirements For Children/Adolescents

A child must be:

  • 5-17 years old
  • Actively participating in mental health treatment
  • Referred by a Licensed Mental Health Professional
  • Diagnosed with a behavioral health diagnosis
  • Willing to participate in PRP services
  • A medical Assistance recipient

Referral Process For Children/Adolescents

  • A Referral Form along with a Professional Assertion of Need (verification that the child meets clinical eligibility criteria) and a copy of the child’s current Individual Treatment Plan.
  • PRP staff will contact the family, guardian or Foster Care provider to schedule a face to face screening meeting in order to:
  • Assess the child’s rehabilitation service needs and willingness to participate in PRP services and;
  • Determine the program’s ability to address the child’s behavioral health needs.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs (Adult PRP) is a program that helps adults with severe and persistent mental health illness increase their functioning so that they can be successful and satisfied in the environment of their choice.  Program services focuses on enhancement of  skills and resource development related to life in the community and to increasing the adults’ ability to live independently and to participate in community opportunities relative to functional, social, educational, and vocational goals. Services are provided onsite and offsite by trained psychiatric rehabilitation coordinators. Skills are assessed to determine the adult’s needs at the beginning of enrollment and routinely throughout his/her time in the program. If skills or resources are needed, staff will create an Individual Rehabilitation Plan (IRP) and ensure its implementation. Rehabilitation is provided to all members through individualized meetings, educational groups, and organized social activities. Services are provided in the environment of need as indicated by an on-going assessment. Each member will receive individualized counseling, on-going assessments, and access to a variety of self-help tools that restores balance and inner peace. Onsite, member’s will experience a healing, nurturing and supportive environment where their feedback and suggestions are welcomed and valued.

Our PRP services include but are not limited to:

  • Self-Care Skills, including personal hygiene, grooming, nutrition, dietary planning, food preparation and self-administration.
  • Social Skills, including community integration activities, developing linkages and supporting the individual’s participation in community activities which include but are not limited to independent living skills, maintenance of individual’s living environment, community awareness, mobility skills, and money management. Both group and self-directed leisure activities, on-site and off-site.
  • Independent Living Skills, community awareness/utilization, maintaining housing, transportation and mobility training, money management, opportunities to develop and practice employment and leadership skills, accessing available entitlements and provide activities of individual’s cultural interest.
  • Symptom/ Medication Management
  • Therapeutic/Recreational Activities –Meditation, yoga, Tai Chi, Reiki, Massage, Art Journaling, Exercise

The program also offers therapeutic recreational components;  wellness and exercise; computer literacy; and group activities. Off-site therapeutic activities may include shopping trips, dining out at a local restaurant or café, bowling, the library and visits to local attractions. Adults participating in our rehabilitation program must continue to receive clinical mental services throughout their enrollment.

Referral Eligibility and Process for Adults

To be eligible for our programs, adults must satisfy all of the following requirements:

  • Referral from a treating Licensed Mental Health Professional
  • Maryland Medicaid and or proof of application
  • A psychiatric diagnosis that meets the priority population as determined by Behavioral Health Services
  • Intake and Rehabilitation Assessment with TuTTie’s Place staff

Mission  – To provide a healing and nurturing environment that strengthens children, youth, adults, and families civically, educationally, economically, mentally, physically and socially.

Program Goals

  • Provide a safe and supportive environment that facilitates behavioral stabilization, positive relationship building and new learning experiences.
  • Improve the lives of the individuals served by delivering exceptional rehabilitation, education and support services that generates a successful outcome
  • Provide the opportunity to learn and develop skills vital to the individual’s personal growth and enable them to achieve their highest potential.
  • Promote strengthening relationships within the family unit and adding stability to its structure.
  • Provide comprehensive mental health services to communities which are in need of rehabilitative and support services.

Philosophy of the Program

TuTTie’s Place recognizes that a strong sense of hope is an imperative part of healing and recovery when dealing with emotional and behavioral health challenges or mental health illness.  We want individuals to embrace their uniqueness and to know that “They Matter”. We want our members to become empowered with the tools necessary to maintain and sustain their independence, demonstrate a clear set of values and become contributing members of society.

Organizational Structure

The rehabilitation team is comprised of a Program Director/ Rehabilitation Specialist, Program Coordinator, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Rehabilitation Coordinators. The Executive Director is responsible for supervising the Program Director/Rehabilitation Specialist, who in turn supervises the PRP program.

Program Site and Hours of Operation:

The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program will operate 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, with evening and weekend hours to be determined to meet the needs of the population served.

TuTTie’s Place                                                                                                         3013 Chelsea Terrace                                                                                                                   Baltimore, MD 21216

Phone: 410.466.5373

Email: info@tuttiesplace.org

Transportation is an on-going service provided by TuTTie’s Place. All efforts will be made to assist families in arranging transportation.