ICTP Director Dr. Susan Caverly was a featured panelist at Sno-Isle Libraries Issues That Matter series on March 7, 2018. Other panelists were ICTP Therapist Rochelle Long, Co-Occurring Disorder Specialist for Stanwood-Camano School District and Megan Boyle, Director of Children’s Intensive Services at Compass Health. Dr. Caverly offered a unique perspective in this panel. She has seen the impact of co-occurring disorders in teens on a professional and a personal level. The panel discussed some of the treatment options for more..
Therapeutic Health Services locations at Summit/Seneca, Shoreline, Eastside and Everett provide specific treatment for pregnant and parenting women who suffer from substance use disorder and opiate addiction. Our counselors have considerable knowledge and experience working with: • CPS and Family Court assessments and evaluations • Parenting groups and classes • Public health nurses • WIC • Inpatient services • Pregnancy and methadone What are the steps to have an assessment? The first step is to contact and schedule assessments at more..
What are co-occurring disorders? The term co-occurring disorder applies when someone has both a mental health and a substance use disorder. This is also known as dual diagnosis or dual disorder. For example, an individual with anxiety who is also struggling with alcohol. For more information visit: https://www.samhsa.gov/disorders. How is the Integrated Cognitive Therapies Program (ICTP) different from other programs? Often youth with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders see multiple providers, one who specializes in each area. Integrated treatment more..
As a peer support specialist I find great comfort in the connections that I make working with consumers. That shared experience is so valuable in being able to relate to each other, when it feels that there is no one else could possibly understand what you are going through. To know that another person has been there and will not judge you, can provide some relief to the isolating effects that mental health symptoms can give. I firmly believe that more..
Primary care comes to THS THS is proud to highlight the opening of our first primary care unit. Located at our Summit/Seneca Branch in First Hill in Seattle, the primary care unit focuses on the acute and chronic healthcare needs of our patients. We aim to remove major obstacles to primary care faced by many of our behavioral health patients. Providing primary care at the same location where our patients receive behavior health services helps them address health concerns before more..
THS is proud to announce our 2017 Mental Health and Substance Use Program Outcomes For both youth and adult clients, we track progress every 90 days on a number of general measures of improvement towards treatment goals. For the Substance Use program, we track measures of improvement such as basic medical care received, alleviation of chronic symptoms and reduction in use of alcohol and drugs. For Mental Health, we track the development of self-management skills, improvements in mood and behavior, more..
Parenting a teen with mental health and substance use concerns is different! ICTP staff have seen firsthand the difficulties involved in raising teens with these complex needs. We have heard from countless parents that the “usual” strategies just aren’t working and that they feel they are running out of ideas. We understand and we want to help. Parents and caregivers of youth with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders are invited to attend a FREE 5-week workshop with ICTP more..
How does social worker and Little League coach Aaron Parker teach his team to make good choices on and off the field? By using evidence-based principles from UW School of Social Work’s Communities in Action initiative. Your support makes it possible to help more youth adopt healthy behaviors for life. You can watch a video of THS Branch Manager Aaron Parker in action with his Little League team here. Click here to learn more about the University of Washington School of more..
On Tuesday, December 12, THS was honored to host King County Executive Dow Constantine to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Youth & Family Homelessness Prevention Initiative. One year ago, we began our partnership with Best Starts For Kids to provide solutions to young people and families facing homelessness. We’re proud to announce that together, we prevented more than 3,000 people from becoming homeless in 2017. Click here to see how we did it. Check out the Facebook Live more..
This video features Royale, a youth who has changed the trajectory of his young life. Through connecting to THS Youth & Family Services, and with staff members Adrian Daye and Anthony Keith, Royale was able to overcome a history of incarceration and take positive steps to change his future. THS was able to help Royale develop his passion for helping others through volunteering at a youth suicide prevention program at the YMCA. Royale has also decided to pursue completing his more..