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Behavioral health disorders in children and adolescents are related to several challenges:
To improve services to children and adolescents, OHA aims to build a system of care that can address the complex needs of children and families within their local communities.
OHA has an intergovernmental agreement with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) to provide the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) Coordination and Training Hub for the state of Oregon.
The CPS model:
To learn more about the model, go to www.thinkkids.org.
OHSU has provided training to thousands of Oregonians in this model including parents, teachers, mental health professionals, foster parent and nurses. The model is being used to help support children and youth across the children’s system of care from foster care to inpatient psychiatric settings.
OHSU works to connect parents and providers interested in learning the model to low-cost and free trainings and resources across the state. Opportunities including online parent classes, Intensive Tier 1 and Introductory trainings and an online CPS Drop-In Hour to assist parents who are implementing the model in their homes. To learn more, visit the OHSU website.
Program Contact:Beth HollimanAcute Care Coordinator503-820-1197
Juvenile Psychiatric Security Review Board
Judges will place young people found Responsible Except for Insanity (REI) under the jurisdiction of the Oregon Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) if:
For additional information, please visit the Board's website.
Restorative Services For youth in Oregon’s juvenile justice system, the Oregon Health Authority ensures that youth receive appropriate services to restore their mental health and be “fit to proceed” in court proceedings.
To be “fit to proceed,” a youth must be able to:
“Fitness to proceed” is also known as “adjudicative competency” or “aid and assist.”
Restorative services are 90-day service episodes provided in the youth’s home community on an outpatient basis, in a location and time that is convenient for youth and family. Services include:
Youth must continue restorative services until a judge decides that they are “fit to proceed” or “unlikely to become fit to proceed.” Services can continue for up to three years or the maximum amount of time the youth would have been committed to a juvenile facility (whichever is shorter). Program contact:Jessica StoutJuvenile Fitness to Proceed Coordinator503-757-4722
The Oregon Health Authority funds the Oregon Psychiatric Access Line about Adults (OPAL-A), a statewide psychiatric consultation service for treatment of adults over age 18. OPAL-A:
OPAL-A enables adults with mental health challenges to be treated more comprehensively and holistically by their health care providers, while receiving optimal care.
OPAL-A is available to any medical or social service provider seeking professional consultation about an individual’s psychiatric treatment issues or prescriptions. Providers can register for the service on the OPAL-A website.
When providers call OPAL-A, 98% get an immediate consultation and 78% of their patients maintain treatment with their primary care physician.
The Oregon Health Authority funds the Oregon Psychiatric Access Line about Kids (OPAL-K), a statewide psychiatric consultation service for treatment of children and youth up to age 18. OPAL-K:
OPAL-K keeps children and youth in their communities, with their current providers, while receiving optimal care. Most children and youth continue their care with their primary care provider while receiving psychiatric treatment, which is one of the essential objectives of the OPAL programs.
OPAL-K also provides phone appointments specifically for children in foster care with complex psychiatric medications.
OPAL-K is available to any medical or social service provider seeking professional consultation about young people’s psychiatric treatment issues or prescriptions.
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