“We will continue to create a positive regional ecosystem for children, youth and families that will better meet the mental, academic, social and physical health needs of children and youth much earlier than ever before,” Dr. Sizer said.
MONROE, La. (PRWEB)
April 28, 2022
The Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NEDHSA) announces the opening of its Child and Family Clinic, a facility dedicated to meeting the needs of children and families with mental health and addictions issues. The Children & Family Clinic, located at 2525 Ferrand Street in Monroe, is part of NEDHSA’s integrated model of care, which addresses the negative social determinants of health while improving the quality of care and quality of life for citizens of the region.
NEDHSA Executive Director Dr. Monteic A. Sizer said the agency is committed to creating and delivering the resources and innovations to help young people in the region become more resilient, overcome negative trauma of childhood, to succeed in school, to live and to flourish.
“We will continue to create a positive regional ecosystem for children, youth and families that will better meet the mental, academic, social and physical health needs of children and youth much earlier than ever before,” Dr. Sizer said. “We know there is a direct correlation between childhood trauma and negative health outcomes for children and youth.”
Services that will be available include: early childhood services for children aged three to five; outpatient services for children whose parents are concerned about emotional, behavioral or relationship problems; psychiatric assessments/assessments; mental health and addiction assessments/assessments; medication management (specific age requirements based on provider); diagnostic and psychological tests; psychosocial interventions; first episode psychosis services (15-21 years); and school-based prevention services.
NEDHSA’s Director of Integrated Care, Janice Rogers, said the addition of the Child and Family Clinic to “our integrated care network provides our clients with additional options that are more age and treatment specific. “.
“Focusing on family is one more way to allow the unit to grow stronger, together, while establishing an even greater impact on each individual’s prosperity,” Rogers said.
Integrated care is enhanced collaboration between service providers that spans various services. The ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life of all people who receive these services. Within NEDHSA’s integrated care network, the agency ensures that its clients reach their full human potential and receive services that meet all identified needs. NEDSHA’s integrated care services target behavioral health, primary care, addiction services and developmental disabilities.
As part of its integrated care model, NEDHSA has added housing, food, education, transportation, workforce development, prevention and wellness strategies to its care options. service. It also involves working in collaboration with regional education, businesses, religious denominations, veterans, seniors, regional municipalities and parish administrations.
Dr. Sizer said the agency is committed to continuously improving and increasing the overall health of the population in northeast Louisiana “by integrating once fragmented prevention and wellness services, disorders development and primary and behavioral health care”.
“We will meet people where they are,” Dr. Sizer said. “We will be innovative and continue to use multiple population health strategies to help improve behavioral and primary health outcomes in the Louisiana Delta. This is what I promised our region, and this establishment dedicated to children and families is another example of our efforts.
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