Youth Residential

OMNI Behavioral Health has two (2) group living facilities for youth 14-19 years of age who require intensive community based treatments. These facilities are specifically designed to serve a wide variety of youth that present disorders of mood as well as other co-occurring disorders such as substance abuse, chronic physical illness, learning disabilities and problems related to sexual acting out. These highly structured facilities provide monitoring, surveillance and supervision of each youth as they learn more socially adaptive behaviors required for successful community living. Our treatment approach is best described as including cognitive-behavioral treatment, medication-supported treatments, psychosocial training, exposure-based treatment procedures in conjunction with individual, family and group therapy. These programs provide a therapeutic milieu designed to provide youth with opportunities to maximize her/his emotional and behavioral control. Youth develop the social skills necessary for further community and family integration. Youth are directly exposed to procedures designed to improve their personal academic habits, self-care and pre-vocational skills. The overall objective of the program is to provide a stimulating and enriched environment with special attention to the development of pro-social skills necessary for successful integration into the community and family reunification.

Admission Criteria

Our facilities are designed for children and youth with severe, long-standing behavior/emotional problems who require some type of residential service.

The youth referred must be between 14-19 years of age. Both males and females are eligible.

The youth referred must exhibit severe emotional disturbances with a co-occurring behavioral disturbance. This may include diagnoses of conduct, schizophrenia, mood disorders and disorders of opposition where the emphasis is on the nature of the presenting problem which precludes treatment in a family setting.

Staffing

Direct care staff members either possess a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education or similar applied discipline or be in the process of completing their Bachelor's Degree. The program directors must have a Master of Arts or Science, be licensed by the State of Nebraska as a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner and have at least five years' experience in both providing group treatment services as well as supervising direct care staff.

Behavioral health treatment is developed and supervised by a Licensed Clinical Psychologist.

Group, individual and family therapy is provided by a Licensed and qualified Mental Health Practitioner.

Specific behavioral therapeutic techniques designed for this population include modeling, videotaping, social skill development, group problem solving, conflict resolution and individual one-to-one support with the staff members. The modeling of appropriate social, interpersonal, vocational and recreational skills is provided daily by staff.

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Clinical Supervision

Clinical supervision is provided through the clinical psychologist and the therapist. Each youth's case is reviewed bi-monthly by the multidisciplinary team of professionals. The treatment team reviews the youth's plan to assist the youth with planning for success and facilitate adjustments as needed.

Family Involvement

Parents and family members are strongly encouraged to be involved with all aspects of care. We strive to achieve three goals which are: 1) preservation of the integrity of the family so as to return the youth as soon as possible to the family home; 2) linking the youth and family with appropriate community agencies; and 3) strengthening the family's coping skills and its capacity to function effectively in the community.

Community Involvement

The youth are involved in as many community activities as clinically possible. Youth attend public schools and all their extra functions. Facilities maintain active memberships with the local YMCA and various health clubs. Evening and weekend activities such as going to local movies and community events are planned regularly to integrate youth into the community and provide ample opportunities to practice learned skills in natural, real world settings.

Youth Residential Services Contact

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    Jamie Monfelt-Siems, LIMHP
    2300 S 13th Street
    Lincoln, NE 68502
    Phone: (402) 520-3924
    Fax: (402) 223-4200

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