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Adult Programs

ADULT
PROGRAMS

Day Programs
Residential Programs
Outpatient Counseling
Outreach Services
Substance Abuse Programs

Children's Programs

CHILD/ADOLESCENT
PROGRAMS

Outpatient Counseling
Outreach Services
Pre-School Programs
Summer Programs
Substance Abuse Programs
Prevention Services






Services & Treatment Programs

Riverbend offers a variety of services for adults and children in Northwest Alabama. These services include outpatient and residential programs and individual, family, and group sessions designed to meet the needs of each client.

Outpatient services are provided to children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing psychiatric, substance abuse, and behavioral problems that require diagnostic evaluation and/or treatment.

Employing over 160 staff including full-time psychiatrists on its Medical Staff, Riverbend offers the most extensive services in North Alabama.



ADULT PROGRAMS
With one in five adults suffering from some type of mental illness, Riverbend strives to meet the needs of those adults through a variety of methods and programs.

Day Programs
Riverbend offers several day programs for adults designed to assist the client in reaching a point of stabilization. Day programs traditionally include physician services, communication skills building, medication management, independent living skills, stress management, recreational therapy, alcohol and drug awareness. In addition, these programs include individual, family and group therapy sessions.

Cedar House - A Rehabilitative Day Program operating under a "Clubhouse" model employs the concept of staff and members working together, and the development of a supported employment program. A highlight of Cedar House is a catering service available to the community.

Residential Programs
The goal for clients involved in Riverbend's Residential program is to become equipped to live independently in the community. Emphasis is placed on gaining a better understanding on his/her diagnosis, need for psychotropic medication, and training in social and independent living skills.

Outpatient Counseling
Riverbend provides services on an outpatient basis to those clients who present with psychiatric, substance abuse, and behavioral problems, which require diagnostic evaluation and/or treatment.

Individual, family, and group therapy are offered to clients in addition to psycho-educational groups. Treatment may include coordination with family, schools, physicians, and other agencies as appropriate.

Outreach Services
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an intensive community based program in which a multidisciplinary team provides treatment, rehabilitation, and support to consumers with serious mental illness and serious functional impairment. The ACT Team is the primary provider of services to the consumers and is responsible for assisting the consumers in all aspects of community living. The majority of services are provided in the community where the consumers live and spend their time.

In-Home Intervention utilizes a time-limited model to provide intensive home-based services to adult consumers who are 18 years of age or above. The primary purpose of this service is to prevent displacement including hospitalization, defuse an immediate crisis situation, and to stabilize psychiatric symptoms.

Case Management services are designed to link consumers with necessary community support systems when the consumer is unable to do so in order to improve their chances of recovery and successful community living.

Substance Abuse Programs
Riverbend provides intensive outpatient treatment for the chemically dependent client with both morning and evening programs available. Each of these programs consists of twelve hours weekly of service based upon the twelve-step and medical models of treatment. In addition to traditional substance abuse group therapy, both individual and family therapies are required, as is attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings.

Riverbend also provides an aftercare program for clients who have successfully completed our outpatient program. For the dually diagnosed client, psychiatric services are available as appropriate from Riverbend's psychiatric services program.

Sunrise Lodge - A residential treatment facility for male substance abusers. Through this program, clients participate in group, individual, and family therapy as well as community self help groups, study groups, chemical dependency education, and skill building related to issues such as family, self-esteem, and stress management.



CHILD/ADOLESCENT PROGRAMS
Outpatient Counseling
Riverbend provides services on an outpatient basis to those children and adolescents who present with psychiatric, adjustment, substance abuse, and behavioral problems, which require diagnostic evaluation and/or treatment.

Individual, family, and group therapy are offered to children and adolescents in addition to psycho-educational groups. Treatment may include coordination with family, schools, physicians, and other agencies as appropriate

Riverbend also has agreements to provide In-School counseling services by masterís degree staff in the school.

Outreach Services
The FIND Team Program uses a time-limited 16-week model to impart intensive home-based services to children, adolescents (5-17 years) and their families. The primary purpose of this service is to prevent out-of-home placement, defuse an immediate crisis situation, and to stabilize the family unit of the consumer.

Case Management services are designed to link consumers with necessary community support systems when the consumer is unable to do so in order to improve their chances of recovery and successful community living.

Pre-School Programs
Riverbend provides a pre-school day treatment programs designed for children ages two through five who display characteristics of emotional conflict, behavioral, psychological, and/or educational difficulties.

Riverbend treatment for pre-school children participating in this program includes behavior modification programs, family therapy, parent education, as well as socialization and recreational activities.

Summer Programs
The Summer Child and Adolescent Day Treatment Program is a structured psychotherapeutic program of Riverbend Center for Mental Health designed for children ages 6-16 years old who display characteristics of emotional conflict, behavioral, psychological, and academic difficulties.


Substance Abuse Programs
Chemical dependency treatment services and intensive therapeutic interventions provided to adolescents designed to initiate and promote the consumerís ability to: 1) maintain a drug free lifestyle, 2) decrease criminal behavior, 3) increase adaptive behavior in the school setting, and 4) increase healthy family interaction. Services are provided in a non-residential treatment facility.

Riverbend also provides an aftercare program for adolescents who have successfully completed our outpatient program. For the dually diagnosed adolescent, psychiatric services are available as appropriate from Riverbend's psychiatric services program.

Prevention Services
Riverbend's Prevention Services is a community education program focusing on increasing awareness of risk factors involved with alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. Key components include health risks, addiction factors, character building skills, and resistance skills.