Therapeutic Mentoring Case Study

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For purposes of this proposal, we have focused on client data for the first five (5) months of 2017. The basis of the data was the information provided in billing spreadsheets submitted to the County. Therefore, non-billable events have been excluded. Prior to the current contract period which began January 1, 2016, the Therapeutic Mentoring program was significantly larger. Consequently, use of program averages from those periods could be misleading.

For the period January 1 through May 31 of 2017, the average number of clients served in each month was 185. Overall, the Agency served 258 different clients in this program during that period. The fact that the actual number of clients served each month did not vary significantly …show more content…

A second component of the budget (and current contract) is Master’s level case management. The program calls for treatment plan creation at the beginning of service, estimated at 168 events (14 clients per month), reviews and revisions approximately every six (6) months while in the program, and a final review at discharge and the creation of a discharge summary showing progress against the client’s clinical goals (185 X 2 = 370). Therefore, we expect approximately 538 billable case management events during the year with duration of ½ hour each (2 units of service) at the current rate of $19.07 per unit for a total case management budget of $20,519.32. This is roughly $6,000 more than the contract award for the 2016 - 17 period, due to the more vigorous clinical standards expected.

The third component of the proposed budget is for non-therapeutic counseling services. We expect there will be 84 events for this service as a result of client discharges, counseling parents or guardians regarding aftercare plans. (This is 50% of the expected total number of discharges due to a variety of factors, including but not limited to parents declining the service, withdrawals from the program by reason of age, and change of residence outside the county.) This aftercare plan could include both positive and negative behavior patterns they may observe and appropriate methods to encourage or discourage them, as appropriate. We project

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