The mission and guiding principle of A&E Healthcare Services’ psychiatric rehabilitation program are to create a program that sets extraordinary standards of excellence in behavioral health and mental health. We provide supportive and encouraging staff, along with a setting that encourages people to gain hope for themselves.
AEHS’ Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) for Children and Adolescents is designed to complement, support, and strengthen the mental health (Therapy and Psychiatry) services the child is already receiving. It is time-limited and designed to identify each child’s strengths, skills, and needs.
Trained rehabilitation staff provide a combination of individual and group rehabilitation activities at AEHS, at the child’s home, and/or other appropriate community locations.
On-Site (facility-based) and Off-Site (community-based) services are family-focused, individualized, and based on the child’s and the family’s strengths and resilience.
Specific rehabilitation goals are established, targeting identified needs based on information from the referring mental health professional, a comprehensive assessment, and meetings with the child and their family.
PRP staff routinely evaluate progress with each child and their parent/guardian/support team and provide monthly summary reports to the primary therapist and other mental health professionals working with the child.
The participant has a PBHS specialty mental health DSM 5 diagnosis and is expected to be stabilized at this level of PRP care.
- Children and their family members choose the services they want to receive (onsite, offsite, or both).
Services are provided based on a monthly calendar of activities that typically include a combination of onsite and offsite services.
- Monthly program calendars are provided to all children and their families.
- Rehabilitation Counselors schedule visits with the children and their families/guardians based on the level of need, client preference, and availability.
- Children who have chosen to participate in onsite and offsite services participate in a minimum of three visits/services per month (2 onsite activities and 1 offsite visit or 1 onsite activity and 2 offsite visits).
- Individuals who only elect to receive onsite OR offsite services (not both) participate in at least two activities/visits per month.
- Additional visits are scheduled based on the child’s needs and availability.
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
- Submit a Referral Form, along with a Professional Assertion of Need (verification that child meets medical necessity criteria).
- PRP staff will contact the family, guardian, or Foster Care provider to schedule a face-to-face screening/meeting 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
Skills training areas:
Our skills training areas are designed to reduce functional behavioral impairments and develop and/or restore age-appropriate skills in a variety of areas, including:
- Self-Care Skills
- Semi-Independent Living Skills
- Social/Interactive Skills
- Anger Management Skills
- Symptom Management
- Accessing Community Resources
- Personal Safety
- Maintaining Age-Appropriate Boundaries
- Time Management
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program for Adults
4920 Niagara Road, Suite 408
College Park, MD 20740
Hours of Operation: Administrative hours
Monday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm