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Little Rock, AR USA
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  • Methodist Family Health Foundation has 203 Employees.(?)
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History Established in 1899 by the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church, the Arkansas Methodist Orphanage addressed the need for care of orphaned and dependent children. The orphanage served the need well for many years, but as attitudes and regulations about homes for orphans changed, so did the services provided, and the name changed to Methodist Children's Home. In the decades that followed, the agency grew into a comprehensive residential treatment facility with youth group homes throughout Arkansas. In September of 2001, Methodist Children's Home founded a subsidiary corporation in Maumelle: Methodist Behavioral Hospital, Inc. These two entities joined in 2003 to form Methodist Family Health, a management company consolidating the operations of the full continuum of care established by Methodist Children's Home. In addition, they formed Methodist Family Health Foundation, a new nonprofit entity to be the public relations, fundraising and development arm of the operating entities. Methodist Family Health Today Today Methodist Family Health provides the only comprehensive behavioral healthcare system to children and families of Arkansas, through myriad services. It brings value to the state and the communities it serves in many ways. Comprehensive Care It offers levels of care ranging from the most restrictive service level (Acute Psychiatric Hospital Care) to the least restrictive service level (outpatient counseling), simultaneously providing all intermediate residential levels of care. Youth receive all educational requirements while in residential placement at Methodist Family Health. Methodist Family Health also offers treatment for mothers with addiction disorders, and for their children through the Arkansas CARES program. Through the continuum of services provided, Methodist Family Health brings great value to the youth and families in its care, by allowing them to be cared for in the least restrictive setting appropriate, with continuity of care provided through consistent use of a model of care. This allows youth and families to transition between varying service level intensities while still maintaining a consistent program format. Consistent Model of Care All residential and inpatient treatment programs of Methodist Family Health use the same nationally recognized "Teaching-Family Model of Care;" a model receiving acclaim from numerous agencies and reviewing entities. The American Psychological Association selected it as a model program in service delivery in child and family mental health. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention identified it as possessing a program characteristic closely connected with the reduction of re-offense rates of serious offenders. The U.S. Surgeon General listed it as one of two models conducive to learning social and psychological skills. Finally, the Juvenile Forensic Evaluation Resource Center identified it as a successful community systems-based program with evidence-based practices relating to conduct disorders in children. The Teaching-Family Model is a cost-effective, replicable, and organized approach to providing humane, effective, and individualized services. It employs a specific method of addressing behaviors that is tailored to the individual target skills of each participant. Problems are identified by observed skill deficiencies and targeted based on the mental health diagnosis. The program focuses on promoting appropriate behavior by maintaining the most effective ratio of positive to corrective teaching interactions with the client. Participants are praised and rewarded for positive behaviors, and using a token economy reward system, are able to trade points earned for these positive behaviors for privileges. In the same way, clients lose privileges for negative behaviors. However, the focus is always on the positive aspects. Even when being corrected, the most important aspect of teaching is to practice the appropriate way of interacting or using a skill. The Teaching-Family Model requires at least four praisings for each correction to ensure this positive focus. Based on progress made toward goals, clients progress from an initial system of high structure and less responsibility to a system of self-imposed structure and greater responsibility. As treatment advances occur, participants move to different levels of Methodist Family Health's Continuum of Care. The end goal is achieved when the client becomes proficient in social and independent living skills, and is reunited with family, moves to the least restrictive residential treatment setting such as Therapeutic Foster Home Care, or re-enters the community as an adult. The consistency of applying a non-punitive program across all levels of care allows those who transition between service locations to experience continuity of care. Since clients are familiar with the approach in each setting, adjustment periods tend to be shorter, allowing them to participate more effectively in treatment. Methodist Family Health is especially proud of the unique status Methodist Behavioral Hospital in Maumelle holds. The hospital is currently the only Teaching-Family Association certified hospital in the nation. Dedicated to Wellness The organization is committed to improving the fitness of those in its care. In 2004, Methodist Behavioral Hospital received recognition through a monetary grant award from Nickelodeon's first-ever Worldwide Day of Play as part of the "Let's Just Play" program. Methodist was selected because of its commitment to emphasize the social, emotional and physical needs of children within the family and community. Out of 2,500 global applicants, Methodist was one of fifty in the United States to receive the award, and was the only behavioral healthcare system to receive the award. Treatment for Families In addition to serving children, families are served as well, including adult family members. Arkansas CARES offers treatment in Little Rock for women with addictive disorders and for their children. The Counseling Clinic offers services for adults and children in Little Rock, Fayetteville, and Magnolia. In addition, Methodist Family Health offers parenting classes throughout the state. Scope of Services Methodist Family Health has established varying components of behavioral healthcare services in nineteen (19) Arkansas cities and towns, and offers a wide array of care venues. In the twelve months ending June 30, 2008, Methodist Family Health touched 2,342 individual lives in one or more of its treatment venues. Every day Methodist Family Health serves approximately 300 clients in its inpatient and residential venues of care, with an additional 800 clients receiving intermittent care in outpatient and school-based services. Its statewide programs include: Acute Psychiatric Hospital Care (serving up to 20 each day in Maumelle); Sub-Acute (Residential) Psychiatric Care (serving up to 40 each day in Maumelle); Residential Treatment Center Care (serving up to 37 each day in Little Rock, and up to 28 each day in Bono); Therapeutic Group Home Care (serving up to 48 each day in Fayetteville, Heber Springs, Helena West-Helena, Magnolia, Searcy, and Springdale); Therapeutic Foster Home Care (serving up to 20 each day in De Queen, Doddridge, Fulton, Gillham, Mineral Springs, Siloam Springs, Springdale); Emergency Shelter (serving up to 10 each day in Little Rock); Therapeutic Day Treatment School (serving up to 50 each day in Little Rock); Early Childhood Development (serving up to 30 each day in Little Rock); Counseling Clinic Services (serving 250 intermittently in Fayetteville, Little Rock, and Magnolia); School-Based Counseling Services (intermittently serving 100 in Harrisburg, 250 in Jonesboro, and 160 in Vilonia school districts); Arkansas CARES (serving up to 34 mothers and 50 children each day in Little Rock); Building Community Bridges (providing follow-up to 66 graduates of Arkansas CARES). Certification All programs are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Methodist Family Health is a member of The Teaching-Family Association. Pastoral Care Methodist Family Health believes in the importance of serving the spiritual needs of the children and families in its care. This is accomplished through essential connections of each program to its community and local churches. In addition, youth in hospital and residential care programs are given opportunity weekly to participate in Bible studies and monthly spirituality services. The spiritual needs of non-Christian persons are addressed on an individual basis with the help of qualified chaplains and local community connections. Spirituality services are worship services that consist of music, devotionals, games, dramas, and even snacks. The Pastoral Care staff relies on local church groups to donate time, resources and energy to this ministry. Church groups may also wish to "adopt" a unit, a cottage, or a home to help meet ongoing needs such as furnishings, posters, books, clothing, paint, etc. Pastoral Care also oversees a Children's Bible fund, and strives to make a Bible available to every client who wishes to receive one. Groups wishing to assist in the Pastoral Care mission may contact Rev. Scott Moore for more information. To send Rev. Moore an e-mail, click here. Community Service Methodist Family Health is committed to serving the needs of its community through its Methodist Crisis Response Team. Affiliations The organization's premier Medical Staff enhances the value of services delivered to the state and community. Medical Director Scott Hogan, MD, oversees the clinical aspects of the various Methodist Family Health programs, and is board certified in both child and adult psychiatry. Methodist Family Health adds value to the state through its many partnerships with other organizations. It partners with UAMS' Department of Psychiatry. At the Fillmore Campus in Little Rock, Methodist Children's Home works closely with the UALR Social Work program, the UAMS College of Nursing, and the UAMS Department of Pediatrics' Partners for Inclusive Communities. Methodist Family Health also maintains professional affiliations with the University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute for statewide mental health training to law enforcement agencies. In addition, Methodist Behavioral Hospital collaborates with the University of Central Arkansas for internships for postdoctoral psychology students and Arkansas Baptist Hospital to provide practical nursing students training rotations throughout the year. Methodist Family Health also has an affiliation with Camp Aldersgate, which houses the therapeutic day treatment and early childhood development programs. Methodist Family Health collaborates with HeART Works, a ministry of the Little Rock Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church, providing local artists to assist in therapeutic activities within the central Arkansas programs. Methodist Family Health is a member of the United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries, the Arkansas Hospital Association, and the Arkansas Crisis Response Team. Mission Statement To give the best possible care to those who may need our help and to treat the whole person: behaviorally, emotionally and spiritually.