The Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services Zepf Center provides include psychiatric and therapy services, as well as case management and wellness programs to individuals between the ages of 3-22 years. Please contact us at 419-841-7701 should you have any questions or wish to schedule an appointment.
The following are some of the Child and & Adolescent Mental Health Services provided. Which services are provided depends on the client's individualized treatment plan.
The Diagnostic Assessment Service is a face-to-face assessment with individuals that are seeking to receive ongoing services from Zepf Center. The assessment is client centered and sensitive and responsive to the needs of persons from varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and persons with disabling conditions. Areas of clinical significance noted in the evaluation include the client’s level of functioning, determination of mental and physical health needs, addiction issues, exposure to trauma, and vocational needs. This results in referrals to Zepf Center services as appropriate.
Youth Psychiatric Services and Medication Management are provided by practitioners, with specialty in the areas of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Adolescent Developmental Pediatrics. Services include complete psychiatric evaluation and medication as needed. The services aim to diagnose and treat identified areas of improvement and subsequently, increase functioning across home, school, and social domains.
Youth Behavioral Health Counseling and Therapy Services provides time limited, face-to-face, individual or group counseling for children ages 3-22. Services target youth and their families to promote healthy behavioral dynamics and support with mental health issues. A focus is placed on healthy functioning integrating home, family, school and community. Therapeutic approach is family centered, meeting the client either at a Zepf Center facility or in the community as needed. Individual needs are identified and therapeutic goals are defined that include but are not limited to: assisting clients to improve daily functioning, teaching and implementing positing coping skills for managing mental health symptoms, understanding and healing from traumatic experiences, and developing conflict resolution skills for navigating stress and problems encountered in life.
The Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment Program provides case management services to assist the client and family in gaining access to medical, counseling, vocational, educational, social and other services essential to meeting basic human needs. Major components include: coordinating assessments, treatment planning, and crisis intervention services. Case Managers provide linkage and training for the client and family in using basic community resources and monitoring of overall service delivery. Case Managers work with clients to develop skills to manage symptoms and improve overall functioning in the community.
Crisis Intervention Services include but are not limited to consultation and psycho-education. Our crisis team provides assistance to obtain any and all services and/or resources necessary to stabilize, defuse or resolve the crisis situation wherever it might occur. Development of a Crisis Intervention Plan and provision for follow up services are included.
When working with children or adolescents it is vital that their family, school and community be a part of their treatment plan. Zepf Center recognizes this and strives to include this in our work with children and adolescents. Included in this focus is not only their behavioral health care needs but their physical health and social needs. Zepf Center staff will work with the child or adolescent's family physician and other medical professionals as needed.
Treatment goes beyond physical and mental health. Therefore Zepf Center operates a Wellness Program which includes programing that provides a proactive approach to introducing and practicing wellness activities.
Programs include but are not limited to:
In addition Zepf Center operates a before and after school program during the school year and in the summer we also operate a summer program. Both programs are health and wellness based groups that offer therapy. We engage in exercise programs, team sports activities, arts and crafts, and many other healthy activities.
Zepf Center is the only organization in the area to offer Multisystemic Therapy (MST). MST is an evidence based, time limited (3 to 5 months), community-based, family-driven treatment for antisocial and/or delinquent youth. The MST client includes not just the youth, but their family, peers, school and neighborhood. Therapists work within the youth's community, school and home whenever needed (24 hours a day, seven days a week). The focus is on families as the solution by empowering the youth's caregivers to solve current and future problems. Families are full partners in treatment planning and delivery.
The Transitional Youth Program (TYP) empowers young adults (ages 17-25) in managing their mental health symptoms and in developing independent living, social, educational and vocational skills. Clients will participate in identifying their goals regarding their independence and the transition to adulthood, while maintaining mental health stability.
Outcomes of the program include:
School-Based Bullying Prevention, Education, and Intervention
Zepf Center's H.O.P.E. Project is offering comprehensive bullying education, prevention, and intervention programming to schools in order to reduce overall lifetime incidence of suicide, severe and persistent mental health issues, and violence in our communities.
Integrated care is the coordination of general and behavioral health care needs in an effort to treat not just the body but the mind.
A video was compiled from all of the fun at the Zepf Center's recent Serve Up an Ace event!VIEW MORE
Where There is Life, There is Hope is a weekly family support meeting held every Tuesday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at the Zepf Center's Ashland location. The official brochure can be found within.VIEW MORE
We would like to thank everyone who came out and helped make our 10th Annual Serve Up an Ace a success! Without your support, we could not make this event happen. Thank you to our sponsors!VIEW MORE