default

Woodfords provides services in Southern, Midcoast and Central Maine. Our intake and eligibility team will walk families through the quick intake process that will allow them to get the help they need right away.

Behavioral Health Homes for Children

Woodfords’ Behavioral Health Home Services for Children builds on and replaces the Case Management Services that were offered for many years. In addition to helping families identify natural supports and collaborate with community service providers in order to support children with special needs, the BHH program can now help manage physical and behavioral health through a nurse that is part of the care team.

Services

  • A Coordinator (formerly a Case Manager) will assess, with parents, the needs of the child and create a strength-based outcome focused service plan. The Coordinator can also educate and refer the family to community resources, coordinate meetings and assist with transitions
  • A Nurse will be available to help coordinate behavioral and physical health care and plans. The nurse can also help find a physician if a child does not have one, help the family work with their physician, help with referrals and give care information regarding chronic health issues, after hospitalizations or residential services, or regarding healthy living skills
  • A Family Support Specialist, who has experienced the system as a parent of a child with special needs, will be available for phone and direct support.

 

For Adoptive Families

The service team includes a trauma-informed Post Adoption Care Coordinator with experience and understanding of the unique issues of adopted children and their adoptive families. The Coordinator has an understanding of adoption related grief and loss, common behavioral problems, attachment issues, and experience in the child welfare/foster care system.

 

For Transition Age Youth

Woodfords’ Transition Program provides coordinated, comprehensive service and supports to provide continuity of care to the family during their child’s transition into adult living, typically at age 16. The Transition Program focuses on vocational opportunities, guardianship, social security application, continued education, community supports, and eligibility determination for adult services.

This specialty program, so critical when youth transition to adult services, helps families to develop the skills and knowledge to complete the following transition-specific objectives:

  • Coordinate and participate in regular transition and IEP meetings
  • Gather information and make decisions regarding guardianship
  • Apply for adult service eligibility
  • Apply for Social Security and MaineCare at age 18
  • Gain information regarding adult crisis services
  • Register for Selective Service as appropriate
  • Coordinate the development of pre-employment and employment skills
  • Utilize assistance of job coaching as appropriate
  • Research special needs trust funds
  • Explore housing options
  • Work toward greater community inclusion/integration
  • Explore community and community support services



Eligibility

  • For children birth to 5 years at risk for a developmental delay or mental health diagnosis
  • For children age 6 to 20 years with a diagnosis of an intellectual or developmental disability or mental health issue
  • Children must be eligible for MaineCare or MaineCare Katie Beckett. Woodfords can assist with the eligibility process

 

Woodfords provides services in Southern, Midcoast and Central Maine. Our intake and eligibility team will walk families through the quick intake process that will allow them to get the help they need right away.

 

FMI or to Make a Referral

Contact Intake & Utilization Supervisor Karen Dehetre, LSW, at (207) 878-9663, x 4170, or kdehetre@woodfords.org.