PMH supports individuals with behavioral health diagnoses as they redefine their roles in the areas of work, education, socialization, and living environments.
PMH believes that behavior is a form of communication. By utilizing a holistic approach, including strategies that are safe, compassionate, and person-centered, PMH’s Behavioral Supports Program aims to empower the individuals that we serve to prevent and reduce problematic behaviors. Adaptive interventions are based on the unique needs of the individual to ensure a healthy and safe environment and to improve quality of life.
PMH’s services include a full assessment of the individual’s presentation and methods of expression, a comprehensive support plan to assist team members in meeting the individual’s unique needs, and specialized training to team members that is person-centered. Creative interventions are implemented and supports are extended beyond plan-creation to ensure full continuity of care.
A PMH Behavioral Specialist provides support to individuals who demonstrate challenging behaviors and employees who assist individuals with activities of daily living. Behavioral Supports utilize specialized interventions that assist an individual to increase adaptive behaviors and replace or modify problematic behaviors so that the individual can be safe and successful in all settings.
Behavior Support Plan
A Behavior Support Plan (BSP) outlines a set of interventions to be used by Direct Support Professionals, team members, family members, or anyone coming into regular contact with the participant to increase and improve the participant’s adaptive behaviors, consistent with the outcomes identified within the participant’s Individual Plan (IP).
The BSP incorporates a person-centered approach that highlights the strengths, preferences, and interests of the individual as well as the desired goals and objectives to be achieved. The plan defines challenging behaviors exhibited by the individual and addresses specific, person-centered strategies and interventions to increase consistency and produce desired results. The BSP encompasses all environments, including home, work, day program, school, and other community locations.