PLAY DATE | Douglas County CSB

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Health SciencesPlay Dates, Game-Based Learning, Employability Skills,

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Douglas County Community Services Board (CSB)

Table of Contents

The Intro

Douglas County CSB is given an impromptu Community On Demand™ Play Date when Corey Thomas, Executive Director of Veterans Molding Minds introduces their leadership team to his new purpose development training system.

Douglas County Community Services Board (CSB), also deemed the Behavioral Health Authority (BHA) in some communities and a Community Mental Health Clinic (CMHC) , is a local provider of supports to individuals with mental health challenges, substance use disorders and intellectual disability (ID) and/or developmental disability (DD). 

Their Mission

Douglas County CSB provides support to the public, as well as individuals who are transitioning from an institution to the community with various supports.

Their Services

  • Adult and Child Services: Evaluation, Psychiatric, and Nursing Assessment; Individual, Group, and Family Counseling; Medication Management Resource Coordination
  • Adult Only Services: Pharmacy Services; Day Program; Adult Case Management; Intensive Care Management
  • Child Only Services: Group Skills Training and Development; Play Therapy; Community Support Services; Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Developmental Disabilities Services: Supported Employment Services; Prevocational Services; Day Program; Residential Support Family Support
  • Pharmacy Services

Contact Info

5905 Stewart Parkway
Douglasville, GA 30135
(770) 949-8082
MON-FRI: 8am – 4pm

Community On Demand™
Play Date
February 22, 2022

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Community On Demand™ Integration Strategy

Executive Director, Raye Lightford, wants to see the impact Community On Demand™ could have as a game-based learning management system for the new leadership development initiatives he’s creating for his staff.  His team is partnering with the HOSA Career & Technical Student Organization to create work-based learning experiences to support youth and young adults that have expressed career interests in Health Sciences.  

Georgia HOSA 

The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of health science education students, therefore, helping HOSA members and advisors to meet the needs of the health care community.

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What Is A Community Services Board?

A Look Into The Health Sciences STEAM Career Cluster

A Community Services Board (CSB) provide citizens challenged by mental health, developmental disabilities and/or addictive disease issues with appropriate care and resources. The agency serves children, adolescents and adults and offers a wide array of clinical and support services and typically serves individuals in multiple agency locations in nearby county areas.

In The Beginning . . .

Community Services Boards were created by the Governor and General Assembly in 2009.  The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) and its network of community providers offer treatment and support services to help people with behavioral health challenges achieve recovery by focusing on their strengths. Through uniquely tailored supports and services, they help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities attain independence and lead meaningful and fulfilling lives.

The Health Sciences Career Cluster

The Health Sciences STEAM Career Cluster verifies proven competencies in basic planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.

STEAM Career Pathways

  • Biotechnology Research and Development
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Health Informatics
  • Support Services
  • Therapeutic Services

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Knowledge Is Power

Those who know how, will always have a job.

Those who know why, will always be their boss.

Those who know what to do, determine the outcome.

What Problems Do They Solve?

Defining Their Impact Solutions

Community Integration

According to the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), Community integration is designed to help persons to optimize their personal, social, and vocational competency to live successfully in the community. Persons served are active partners in determining the activities they desire to participate in. Therefore, the settings can be informal to reduce barriers between staff members and persons served. An activity center, a day program, a clubhouse, and a drop-in center are examples of community integration services. Consumer-run programs are also included.

Community integration provides opportunities for the community participation of the persons served. The organization defines the scope of these services and supports based on the identified needs and desires of the persons served. This may include services for persons who without this option are at risk of receiving services full-time in more restrictive environments with intensive levels of supports such as hospitalization or nursing home care. A person may participate in a variety of community life experiences or interactions that may include, but are not limited to:

  • Leisure or recreational activities.
  • Communication activities.
  • Spiritual activities.
  • Cultural activities.
  • Vocational pursuits.
  • Volunteerism.
  • Educational and training activities.
  • Development of living skills.
  • Health and wellness promotion.
  • Orientation, mobility, and destination training.
  • Access and utilization of public transportation.
  • Interacting with volunteers from the community in program activities.
  • Community collaborations and social connections developed by the program (partnerships with community entities such as senior centers, arts councils, etc.).

Note: The use of the term persons served in Community Integration may include members, attendees, or participants, as appropriate.

Some examples of the quality results desired by the different stakeholders of these services include:

  • Community participation.
  • Increased independence.
  • Increased interdependence.
  • Greater quality of life.
  • Skill development.
  • Slowing of decline associated with aging.
  • Volunteer placement.
  • Movement to employment.
  • Center-based socialization activities during the day that enable persons to remain in their community residence.
  • Activity alternatives to avoid or reduce time spent in more restrictive environments, such as hospitalization or nursing home care.

Case Management/Services Coordination

Case management/services coordination programs provide goal-oriented and individualized supports focusing on improved self-sufficiency for the persons served through assessment, planning, linkage, advocacy, coordination, and monitoring activities. Successful services coordination results in community opportunities and increased independence for the persons served. Programs may provide occasional supportive counseling and crisis intervention services, when allowed by regulatory or funding authorities.

Case management/services coordination may be provided by an organization as part of its person-centered planning and delivery, a department or division within the organization that works with individuals who are internal and/or external to the organization, or an organization with the sole purpose of providing case management/services coordination. Such programs are typically provided by qualified case managers/coordinators or case management teams.

Organizations performing case management/services coordination as a routine function of other services or programs are not required to apply these standards unless they are specifically seeking accreditation for this program.

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Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment programs provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services that include, but are not limited to, individual, group, and family counseling and education on wellness, recovery, and resiliency. These programs offer comprehensive, coordinated, and defined services that may vary in level of intensity. Outpatient programs may address a variety of needs, including, but not limited to, situational stressors, family relations, interpersonal relationships, mental health issues, life span issues, psychiatric illnesses, and substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors.

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