2021 UPDATE - Quarantine Care Packages are still available
Bridges for Life utilizes a "hybrid" of the first three models of Case Management (Brokerage/Generalist, Strengths Perspective, and Assertive Community Treatment).
Simply put, our level of interaction depends on the family and the situation. Let us explain...
For any family referred to us or who walks in our doors, this level of service is available. Our community hosts 200 + providers suited to help strengthen families in a variety of ways; however, many of these providers are not operating at their capacity and many providers are not well-known among community members.
We have valuable connections and comprehensive lists of resources by categories of need:
2) Physical Health
3) Mental Health
4) Personal Finance
5) Interpersonal/Social Skills
Additionally, we are not only equipped to link families to community providers but will offer in-house services as well to community members.
In addition to general community members, we have specific neighborhood outreach programs designed to identify and receive nominations for families to be "adopted" by Bridges for Life.
Selected families will receive this more intensive and personal model of case management-style services and their participation and success will also be accompanied by incentives.
A vital component of these interactions with families centers on the competence and education of our staff. Our team is built of individuals with diverse background; some have social work background, while others are family and ministry focused. To assist our team in providing the best support possible, individuals working under this model with families will receive training in areas such as:
1) Personal and Professional Rapport building
2) Assessment Process
3) Family Goal Setting
4) MI (Motivational Interviewing)*
5) SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment)*
6) Safety Planning*
7) Trauma Informed Care*
8) Family Strengthening Interventions
*Evidence Based Practices