The Elijah Glen Center’s mission is to serve adolescents with an autism spectrum disorder and individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability who do not warrant intensive psychiatric or acute care but who need a less restrictive short term inpatient or step down care program to stabilize and to reunify back into their family’s life. The Elijah Glen Center offers two unique programs to help support adolescents at time of crisis:
- The Crisis Management Residential Program’s mission is to serve individuals in crisis who do not warrant inpatient psychiatric or acute care but who warrant a less restrictive residential placement providing crisis intervention services.
- The Stabilization Residential Program’s mission is to serve individuals who do not require acute or crisis care but require a step-down residential placement until they are stable and can return to their home and community environments.
The Elijah Glen Center is a new service from nationally accredited community mental health center Step By Step Academy, Inc. The organization employs professionals who are leaders in psychiatric, mental health and behavioral health care services. All services are supervised by a licensed child and adolescent psychiatrist, licensed psychologist, board certified behavior analyst and licensed independent social worker.
As demonstrated through research, it is The Elijah Glen Center’s belief and commitment to utilize evidenced-based interventions which are proven to result in better treatment outcomes. Both psychopharmacologic and behavior modification treatments, following principles of applied behavioral analysis (ABA), provide strong evidence of the preference by clinicians and researchers for a bio-behavioral approach to treat the population The Elijah Glen Center will serve.
Individuals entering either program will be provided a comprehensive assessment to establish level of care and service needs which will drive the development of their individualized treatment plan.
All treatment services prescribed for an individual are certified by the state of Ohio and nationally accredited by the Council of Accreditation (COA) or the Community Accredited Rehabilitation Facility (CARF). Specifically, the two residential programs are certified by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services with all treatment services are certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health.
Treatment services offered include: crisis intervention, psychiatric diagnostic interview and evaluation, mental health assessment, pharmacologic management, intensive behavioral intervention utilizing applied behavior analysis, individual and group counseling, and community psychiatric support and treatment. As the individual progresses through treatment, their families will also be provided counseling and educational programs. These programs will help support the family members with their own mental health and stress factors issues. This support will also provide them with behavioral strategies to allow them to help the individual when they return home.
An individual in the Crisis Management Program may move to the Stabilization Residential Program to further their stabilization improvement. Upon discharge from our programs, individuals will be referred and services scheduled with Step By Step Academy and/or other professionals in the community to continue their treatment progress at home, school and community.
The Elijah Glen Center will advocate and help support individuals and their families to access supports and services they need to be successful while they are in treatment and upon their return to their family and community.
Marla Root, Executive Vice President email@example.com 614-565-5765