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Taking Recovery to the Streets

In support of recovery transformation, DBH/MRS offers this education forum for people in recovery by people in recovery from mental health and addiction issues. The training is designed to introduce and expand the concept of recovery in an exciting format designed to help people in recovery empower themselves. Participants will discuss their definitions of recovery, explore wellness tools they can use and evaluate their resources.

Targeted Case Management (TCM)

Case management services provided to assist adults with serious and persistent mental illness to obtain treatment and supports necessary to maintain a healthy and stable life in the community. It encompasses both intensive case management as well as resource coordination.

The Mental Health Procedures Act (MHPA)

The Pennsylvania state law (Mental Health Procedures Act of 1976, amended 1978) that governs voluntary and involuntary hospitalization in the Commonwealth. It is the law that allows for individuals to receive involuntary mental health treatment, "where the need is great and its absence could result in serious harm."

Trauma Informed Services

These are services that are provided to deal with the often unforeseen root causes to presenting problems. These root causes being in the form of some traumatic event such as physical and/or sexual abuse. Many clinicians and researchers have found that these services are needed to effectively and fully treat the person in recovery/consumer.

Treatment History

Information regarding the provider agencies and types of treatment you have received.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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