Programs in the community and in your home including Outpatient Counseling, Psychiatry, School-based Counseling, After School Group, In-home Family Therapy and New Mom Depression Program.
Whether helping families through a crisis, providing support to a teen with depression related to personal image, or counseling a youth with mental health, behavioral or substance abuse issues, Bellefaire JCB is there. We're in the schools, in your home and in the community.
We believe that children and teens respond best when they are treated in a familiar environment where parents, siblings, guardians, teachers and other significant people are able to collaborate.
Professionally licensed staff who have degrees in psychology, social work, counseling and other human service fields provide services ranging from outpatient counseling for individuals and families to intensive community-based treatment programs. We provide assessments and evaluation to identify which treatment options are the most appropriate. Testing and evaluation will:
Bellefaire JCB's Intake Department is trained to work with families and referral sources to make clinical assessments of needs, evaluate appropriateness for programs and assist with the entire admission process.
Outpatient therapy helps your child and family work through a variety of behavioral issues, mental health symptoms or substance abuse disorders. Maybe your family has had a life changing event. Or perhaps your teen has oppositional behaviors or is exhibiting signs of depression, anxiety or lack of self-esteem. Our masters’ level, licensed professionals are trained and experienced in child and family counseling. Therapeutic services are also available from dually-licensed counselors working with Alcohol, Drug and Co-occurring Mental Health/Substance Abuse issues.
Our outpatient services, which are available in our Shaker Heights, Cleveland, Summit, Medina and Elyria offices, address acute signs of behavioral/mental health symptoms and substance abuse disorders including those highlighted below:
We offer ongoing outpatient psychiatry services for children and adolescents in need of medication to address mental health diagnoses. Psychiatry services include a complete psychiatric evaluation followed by ongoing psychiatry appointments.
MRSS is a short-term, intensive community-based support program that can include: safety assessments, de-escalation, skill building and linkage to ongoing support. It is FREE to families in Cuyahoga County with children ages 2-20. The program's goal is to keep kids in their homes and with their families, and to ensure families are connected to appropriate and adequate resources.
A hallmark of MRSS is that the team responds to a family-defined crisis. If the caller/family deems the situation worthy of intervention, the team is deployed. The MRSS team is comprised of licensed mental health professionals, non-licensed trained mental health staff and peer support providers. In addition to the initial crisis response, the program also offers up to 6 weeks of stabilization services if needed.
The Parents and Children Together (PACT) Family Therapy Program provides intensive therapy services to families who are experiencing stress due to many factors, including:
Our program supports children and adolescents in coping with mental health diagnoses and helps parents to understand and manage their child’s emotional and behavioral problems. Through training and support, we help parents and youth improve their aptitudes in the following areas:
The PACT team advocates with schools, juvenile courts, community agencies and other mental health professionals. We refer families to community resources, mental health services and positive social and recreational activities.
Intensive Home Based Treatment (IHBT) is a mental health service designed to meet the needs of youth with serious emotional disturbances who are at risk of out-of-home placement, or who are returning home from placement. The goal of IHBT is to provide the necessary mental health services and supports to enable youth to live at home—the least restrictive, most normative setting possible. IHBT services are provided in the home, school and community where youth live and function.
These services focus on the mental health issues that put the youth at risk, while promoting positive development and health family functioning. IHBT integrates core mental health services (community psychiatric supportive treatment, behavioral health counseling and therapy, mental health assessment and crisis response) into one seamless service. Service is flexibly delivered at a time that is convenient for the entire family and is available around the clock.
Integrated Co-Occurring Treatment (ICT) is an integrated treatment approach that is embedded in an intensive home-based method of service delivery. ICT provides a core set of services to youth with co-occurring disorders of substance use and serious emotional disability, as well as to the families caring for them. ICT therapists seek to provide interventions that impact the contextual factors that are influenced by the youth’s co-occurring disorders. To this end, ICT requires both youth and family participation, which means at least one parent / guardian needs to be involved in the intervention process. The ICT model has proven successful in improving the following treatment outcomes for youth and families:
With support from The Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Bellefaire JCB provides behavioral health services to students and families in the Jewish Day Schools of greater Cleveland. For more than 25 years, the agency has placed licensed therapist in the day schools to ensure that the social and emotional needs of youth, their families and the staff of the schools are met. The services are provided at no cost to the family or the school.
A unique aspect of the Jewish Day School counseling program is Bellefaire's ability to identify and place a culturally appropriate counselor in a particular school. The success of the program is often attributed to the sensitivity of the treatment provider when working within a specific segment of the Jewish Community.
Jewish Day School counselors delivered direct behavioral health care and consultation services through outreach, counseling, crisis management, education and training. Typical referrals are related to the following issues:
We have masters' level counselors and social workers in schools throughout Cuyahoga and Lorain counties including over 75 Cleveland Metropolitan School District schools, Jewish day schools, charter schools, and throughout the East Cleveland, Shaker Heights, Mayfield, Lakewood, Euclid and South Euclid-Lyndhurst school districts.
Our school-based team addresses the mental health needs of students and provide services including assessment, wrap-around/community psychiatric support treatment, weekly individual and group counseling, and prevention programs for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12.
Teachers, administrators and parents can refer children and teens who have issues including:
Bellefaire JCB’s Adolescent Group TBS (Day Treatment) program is offered to youth 13-18 who meet defined clinical criteria and demonstrate at least minimal ability to participate in group treatment. Funded by Medicaid (including Buckeye Community Health Plan, CareSource, Molina Healthcare of Ohio, Paramount Advantage and United Healthcare Community Plan of Ohio), groups are facilitated by experienced mental health clinicians. Clinical issues addressed in the group setting may include:
Bellefaire's Child and Adolescent Group Services (CAGS) program provides intensive group counseling for children ages 6 to 16 and is facilitated by licensed mental health clinicians with expertise in child and family counseling. Children referred to the program must meet defined clinical criteria and must demonstrate at least minimal ability to participate in group treatment. Clinical issues addressed include, but are not limited to:
• Coping Skills Development
• Anger Management
• Impulse Control Development
• Feelings Identification and Verbalization
• Communication Skills Development
• Interpersonal Skills Development
• Trauma and Crisis