A Collaboration of Services with Chatham-Kent Community Health Center
About the Session:
CMHA Lambton Kent successfully moved an employee to the Community Health Centre to function as a Mental Health Care Coordinator. The Care Coordinator is expected to coordinate care within the shared care model in collaboration with the Primary Health Care Provider and the respective allied healthcare team. This role was designed to provide individualized mental health care plans, a quick response to urgent situations, support to CHC staff as needed, as well as screening for mental illness and assessing appropriateness for CMHA services. Of course this role continues to evolve to ensure the identified needs of the population are being reached which has included the coordination of a psychiatric clinic being held at the CHC one day per week. This position has reduced barriers for our individuals with mental illness. It is a proactive, inclusive, whole person approach.
Edna Cornwall Shadd is a registered social worker and a developmental service worker. She has been employed with the Canadian Mental Health Association for 26 years. Prior to CMHA, she worked for Community Living in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She has been married for 30 years and has 3 sons. In her spare time Edna enjoys singing, dancing and has a wicked sense of humour!
Client pathways provide reduction in wait times
About the Session:
Reconfiguration of client pathways for intensive case management reduces client waitlist and offers more treatment options for individuals who do not meet criteria for intensive formal case management. Development of a TRACK system has provided significant positive outcomes for client supports.
Paul Schauber MSW, RSW is currently the program manager for intensive case management, intake for CMHA HKPR Peterborough branch. He has worked both in the United States and Canada in a variety of settings including inpatient acute care, residential secure facilities, partial hospitalization programs. Mr. Schauber is a seasoned clinician, administrator with a specialization in program development and implementation