Our case management services provide support, guidance, and encouragement over the course of your teen’s treatment plan. From the moment your child walks through our doors, they will be partnered with a case manager who understands their circumstances, needs, and goals.
Case managers are important figures at The Forum. They serve as advocates for your teenager, creating and implementing your child’s treatment plan. From day one, they will speak with you and your teenager to get a complete picture of all of the factors at play. From there, they’ll liaise with doctors, schools, and other professionals on your behalf. As experts in the system, case managers are uniquely equipped to help your family navigate the treatment process.
The Principles of Case Management
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) outlines eight principles of case management. At The Forum, we ensure that each patient’s care adheres to these standards.
Case managers provide patients with one single point of contact for the entire health or social services system. This simplifies the treatment process and eliminates any runaround referrals, disconnection between providers, and confusion on the part of families.
Case management is a patient-first process. This means that while case managers may provide options for treatment, ultimately, patients are the ones who choose the services and providers that are best for them.
Case management is synonymous with advocacy. Case managers navigate families, legal systems, agencies, and other organizations on behalf of patients.
Case management is rooted in the community. Since case managers help patients to connect with community resources, like 12-Step or self-help groups, their services must include heavy community involvement.
Case management is a practical system. Also referred to as “pragmatic,” case management starts “where the client is.” This means that our providers will help patients to access the resources they need in their daily lives.
Case management anticipates the future. Case managers are required to look ahead, foresee problems, and take action when appropriate.
Case managers must be flexible. There are countless factors at play in the case of teen substance abuse or mental illness, including family conflict, legal problems, and co-occurring disorders. Flexibility empowers our staff to help your teenager in any situation.
Case management should be culturally sensitive. Our clients come from all backgrounds, and so do our providers. We value that diversity. That’s why The Forum’s case management services accommodate all races, genders, ethnicities, disabilities, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic statuses.
How Case Management Helps Your Teen
Adolescence is an important time in your child’s life. These are the years in which they will establish independence, learn new skills, and become more mature. Substance use and mental health struggles can derail this progress. We believe that case management services can help your child to get back on track for full, lasting recovery.
Our case managers help patients to:
- Develop key life skills, like self-care, goal setting, and healthy communication.
- Perform well in an academic setting and hone their study skills.
- Address all factors impacting their physical and mental health.
- Rebuild relationships with friends and family members.
- Learn tactics to preserve sobriety and prevent relapse.
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We understand how difficult it is to watch your child struggle with a substance use disorder or mental illness. That’s why The Forum has built an effective, state-of-the-art case management program. Our protocols are rooted in scientific research and industry best practices. For more information about teen case management, contact us today.