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 or contacts us, 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 may not be well-known among some 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 our general community availability, we have specific outreach programs known as "Connect Points" such as Dinner at the Lamp or the Quarantine Care Package project that are designed to identify those in need of ongoing support.
Families enrolled in this program will receive a more intensive and personalized case management approach 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 backgrounds, 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) Safety Planning*
6) Family Strengthening Interventions
*Evidence Based Practices