Having an intellectual disability and/or a developmental delay does not mean that you should not be able to live a full and active life. With supportive and caring relationships, the challenging behaviors that may occur among individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities can be reduced; however, there are still going to be times when these behaviors will arise. When they do, it is important to seek out behavioral support that focuses on improving one’s overall quality of life, as well as a reduction of problematic behaviors.
At Millcreek Behavioral Health, part of our Home and Community Based Services include providing the individuals with behavior support and intervention, allowing them to lead more successful lives. Licensed and certified staff will conduct thorough evaluations for each individual in order to identify problematic behaviors that are disruptive to the community, school, work, or home environments. More specifically, these assessments will take into account the circumstances in which these behaviors occur, identification of each individual’s unique abilities, and an understanding of how previous interventions have worked. Based upon the results of these evaluations, treatment staff will design intervention strategies in order to support each individual and allow him or her to be successful in all types of environments.
Millcreek’s behavior intervention services are individually designed to support each individual’s personal needs. These positive supports place an emphasis on learning, social integration, and include modifying the environments as needed. Furthermore, the goals of our intervention services are designed to help prevent challenging behaviors, teach new skills to replace certain behaviors, reinforce positive behaviors, and ensure safety. All of our staff is fully dedicated to providing excellent care and treats each individual with the respect he or she deserves in order to promote individual dignity. Finally, all intervention services are continuously monitored by the Department of Mental Health Behavior Services Oversight Team in order to ensure proper implementation and to guarantee that the support is consistent with individual needs, is positive in its approach, and is successful in achieving established goals.