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Phases of Care

The iHOPE clinical team works with people in five phases:

Phase 1 (up to 6 months): Assessment and Stabilization
  1. Outreach to individual and family/primary support system
  2. Get to know the individual and family/primary support system
  3. Provide comprehensive assessment
  4. Complete needed medical tests (as soon as possible!)
  5. Begin treatment for identified medical conditions, including psychosis and alcohol/drug dependency where feasible
  6. Identify strengths, resources, needs and goals
  7. Begin multi-family group/or individual process
  8. Stabilize the situation: symptoms, economic situation, housing, relationships, school, work, etc.
  9. Provide support and education to the individual and family/primary support system
  10. Provide opportunities for peer involvement, physical fitness, etc.
  11. Assess need for ongoing services from iHOPE
Phase 2 (approximately 6 months): Adaptation
  1. Provide more extensive education to the individual and family/primary support system
  2. Continue treatment with iHOPE Team
  3. Address adaptation issues
  4. Refine and test the relapse plan
  5. Engage in alcohol and drug treatment if needed
  6. Continue multi-family group or individual process
  7. Move forward proactively on living and/or vocational goals
  8. Identify and establish necessary accommodations as needed at work or school
  9. Identify and develop stable long-term economic and social support
  10. Provide opportunities for peer involvement, physical fitness, etc.
Phase 3 (approximately 6 months): Consolidation
  1. Continue multi-family group or individual, vocation support and individual treatment
  2. Continue to work toward personal goals
  3. Develop a relapse prevention plan
  4. Develop long-term plan
Phase 4 (approximately 6 months): Transition
  1. Maintain contact with iHOPE Team
  2. Continue multi-family group or individual
  3. Participate in individual and group opportunities
  4. Establish ongoing treatment relationship and recovery plan
Phase 5: Post-graduation
  1. Continue multi-family group or individual (in some situations)
  2. Continue with ongoing providers
  3. Invitation to participate in events and mentoring
  4. Invitation to participate in iHOPE planning/development activities
  5. Periodic check-ins and problem solving as needed.

“Mental illness can happen to anyone, no matter what age, economic status, or race. At any given time, 25 million Americans, nearly one in five, suffer from a clearly diagnosable mental disorder that interferes with employment, attendance at school, or daily life.” –National Association of Mental Health.

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