On Site Visit to Human Services

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Introduction:

I visited The Centers of Marion County Mental Health, which is a facility that treats

mental health patients as well as patients that need detoxification services. The facility has both

in-patient and out-patient programs that counsel and treat both adults and children that deal with

mental health diagnosis such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, psychosis, depression, and much

more. The mission of the centers is to “offer a wide variety of behavioral health care services

designed to help people of all ages reach their highest level of functioning.” (The Centers Web

Site)

Services

Acute Care Services

The facility offers acute care services. The acute care ward includes 24 hour
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All of these services emphasize positive family interactions and the development of health

parent/child relationships.

Adult Services for the Mentally Ill and Substance Abuse Services for Adults:

For the mentally ill is a variety of services designed to assist in developing independent

living and life skills. These services include providing a personal “life coach” where needed,

case management and medication treatment. One of the favored services is the facility helps

many mentally challenged individuals obtain employment as well as provides supported housing

and supervised apartments for those who qualify.

Outpatient substance abuse individualized as well as family counseling for domestic

violence, alcohol abuse, HIV counseling, and prevention services. These services are either

outpatient or there are also residential treatment services where needed.

Summation of Theory Most Used:

Nurse Cains reports that although they use several types of theories or models of helping

that are unique to each individual circumstance, the theory most used are cognitive theories.

These theories attempt to explain human behavior by understanding the thought process.

(Walker, 2009). Nurse Cains reiterates implies that people’s actions are simply a…

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