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FIRST.IL

FIRST.IL is a specialized treatment program that helps individuals who have had a treated or untreated psychotic illness for no more than 18 months (eligible diagnoses are schizophrenia, schizoa ective disorder, schizophreniform disorder or other specified/unspecified schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorder). is program offers psychiatric care, individual counseling, supported employment/education, family psychoeducation and recovery support for improved quality of life.

Program Eligibility

While each person will be considered for FIRST.IL treatment services on an individual basis, FIRST.IL is most appropriate for individuals who:

  • Are between 14-40 years of age
  • Are diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, schizophreniform disorder, major depressive disorder with psychotic features, bipolar disorder with psychotic features, post-traumatic stress disorder or other psychotic disorders
  • Have experienced no more than 18 months of psychotic symptoms (treated or untreated)
  • Are willing to consent to participate in at least two treatment modalities that include counseling, psychiatric care, supported employment/education, family psychoeducation and recovery support

Program Benefits

  • Decreased severity of the illness
  • Less physical, mental, psychological, social and occupational disability
  • Lower risk of relapse
  • Reduced family disruption and distress
  • Reduced need for inpatient care
  • Lower health care costs

For more information about the program, call Centerstone at (618)713-1394 or email Barb Gossman.

The Regional Prevention Center in Kentucky

Centerstone Kentucky’s Regional Prevention Center is one of fourteen in the state that works to prevent and reduce substance misuse and suicide within our communities. The Regional Prevention Center (RPC) brings together adult and youth community volunteers with state and local policy makers, social service providers, educational staff, public health personnel, business and church leaders and law enforcement representatives. All are dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing substance misuse and suicide.

The Regional Prevention Center offers trainings to staff and the general community. The trainings offered provide education and skills necessary for youth and adults to live healthy substance-free lives. By educating the community, we help reduce the incidence of mental illness, substance misuse and related stigmas.

Prevention Specialists Certified by the state of Kentucky and trained in the curriculum, facilitate the trainings. There is a cost to attend some of the trainings to cover materials.

For more information or general questions, contact the Centerstone Regional Prevention Center. Business hours for the Prevention Center are M-F, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Available Trainings

A Healthy Journey for Two
“A Healthy Journey for Two” is a FREE two-hour class for women of all ages that covers how tobacco, alcohol and other drugs affect children during pregnancy and while breast-feeding. Pregnant attendees receive multiple chances to win free baby items throughout the class and receive a gift card at the completion of ONE class. Any pregnant woman can attend. Fathers are also encouraged to attend.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIT)
A two-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help clinical, non-clinical caregivers and parents recognize and review risk, and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. After the training, ASIST participants are able to: discuss suicide with someone at risk. Identify risk alerts and develop related safe plans. List resources available to a person at risk. There is a cost to attend.

Early Intervention Program (EIP)
The Early Intervention Program is for adolescents, ages 13-20 who are at risk for, or who may already be experiencing, problems related to alcohol, tobacco or other drug use. The primary goal of EIP is to help youth and their families learn about the risks and consequences associated with alcohol and other drug use. Services include brief assessment, youth and parent education and support sessions, assistance in referring to other needed community resources, case management and follow-up. There is a $60 fee to attend.

Grassroots Community Programs and Services
The Prevention Division offers technical assistance and consultation to grassroots community groups in coalition-building and evidence-based environmental strategies for substance misuse and suicide prevention. Grassroots Community Programs and Services promotes healthy lifestyles and prevention of substance abuse among teens and adolescents.

Guiding Good Choices
This training program is for parents of children in grades 4-8, and can be provided at schools, churches and  other locations throughout the region. The program consists of five, two-hour sessions. Parents learn to  increase  their children’s family involvement and to  strengthen family  bonds; establish a family position on   drugs; teach skills needed by children and adolescents such as effective refusal; provide effective reinforcement and appropriate consequences; use tools to resolve family conflict; and effectively express and control anger.

Mental Health First Aid for Youth, Adults and Public Safety
Mental Health First Aid is an education program designed to improve participants’ knowledge and modify their attitudes and perceptions about mental health, substance misuse and related issues, including how to respond to individuals who are experiencing one or more acute mental health crises. Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach adults who interact with youth. Adult Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach adults helping other adults. The Public Safety curriculum educates first responders. After completing the interactive 8-hour course and passing an examination, participants are certified for two years as a Mental Health First Aider.

Prime For Life (PFL)
PRIME For Life (PFL) is a motivational intervention used in group settings to prevent alcohol and drug problems or provide early intervention. PFL has been used primarily among court-referred impaired driving offenders, but has been adapted for use with military personnel, college students, middle and high school students and parents. Different versions of the program, ranging from 4.5 to 20 hours, with optional activities, are available as a guide for use with various populations.

Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR)
Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is a 1-2 hour educational program designed to teach “gatekeepers” (parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, professionals and law enforcement) the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. This brief educational program is designed to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

Screening, Brief Intervention, refferal to treatment (SBIRT)
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, misuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs.  SBIRT is a screening tool used by medical and mental health professionals both clinical and non-clinical. The SBIRT model can provide resources in the area of greatest need.  This hour and a half training helps: re-conceptualize how we understand substance use problems, re-define how we identify substance use problems, and re-design how we treat substance use problems.

Sources of Strength
Sources of Strength is an evidence-based, peer-led mental wellness program that has been shown to reduce a number of problems: substance misuse, bullying, violence and mental health crises (including suicidal thoughts and behaviors). This program uses the power of peer social networks to change cultures within a school or organization. Under the guidance of caring adult advisors, a diverse group of identified peer leaders develop messages and activities that promote hope, help and strength throughout the school and beyond.

Staying Connected with Your Teen
Staying Connected with Your Teen program shows parents of teens in grades 7-12 how to improve their family management practices and strengthen the bonds between them and their children, resulting in substance misuse prevention, violence prevention and positive character development. The program features five or six 60-90 minute sessions and provides step-by- step directions for holding family meetings and resolving conflicts. Each topic is covered in a simple, entertaining format so that all types of families can make the program work for them.

Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE)
The Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE) is a curriculum- based health promotion program that aims  to  help older adults increase their knowledge and  awareness of issues related to health and the aging process.  The six-lesson WISE curriculum is delivered by trained substance misuse prevention specialists at small-group sessions held weekly over a 6-week period. Each lesson lasts 2-3 hours.

Zero-Tolerance Under 21 DUI Program (ZT)
This specialized program provides services to young people ages 16 -20 who have been charged with state regulation KRS 189A.010(1)(e), with a Zero Tolerance under 21 DUI offense. Young adults must successfully complete all the recommendations as written in their court requirements. Parents are not required to be involved in the program if the young person is 18 or older. Topics covered in the education sessions include: Alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs’ effects on physical and mental health, legal aspects of alcohol and drug, drugs and driving impairment, and the advantages of choosing “no use.” There is a $200 fee to attend.

Pharmacy Services

On-site pharmacies are located in select clinics to help you get the medicine you need in a convenient location.

Our expert pharmacists are here to help make your visit as fast and easy as possible. Let us know any questions or concerns you may have about your medications, and we’ll be ready to assist you.

Residential Services

Centerstone’s Residential Services in Illinois support individuals working toward a long term goal of community independence. Residents include individuals with behavioral health needs and individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. While living at the group homes, residents participate in counseling and life skills training to prepare them for living successful, independent lives.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-Assisted Treatment is an essential part of comprehensive treatment for substance misuse. FDA-approved medications are used to calm overly-active areas of the brain, reduce cravings and increase your chances of long-term recovery. Options include Vivitrol, Suboxone and Methadone. MAT alone is not enough to overcome addiction – individual and group counseling and therapy are vital to overcoming addiction and we will provide those services.

Caregiver Counseling

Counseling support is available for residents over the age of 18 caring for a relative, neighbor or friend over the age of 60. Caregivers who feel stressed, depressed or anxious due to care giving tasks and responsibilities are eligible for counseling. The counselor provides support services to the client in their home. This service is free.

The Training Institute in Kentucky

The Training Institute believes that training and staff development strengthens skills and improves quality of care. By improving quality of care, the Training Institute advances Centerstone Kentucky’s goal of empowering clients to realize their potential.

For community mental health professionals, the Training Institute in Kentucky offers professional development opportunities for various certifications and for continuing education. Clicking on a training title below will redirect to EventBrite for more information (continuing education approvals, schedules, fees, locations, etc.) and for registration.

*  Centerstone Kentucky staff at Central State Hospital are welcome to attend the CE classroom trainings. After reviewing the training information, please send an email to the Centerstone Training Institute for registration.

For more information or general questions, contact the Centerstone Training Institute.

Available Trainings

Targeted Case Management — 2-Day Core Certification  Training
The Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) has approved this twelve (12) Hour Core TCM curriculum for Targeted Case Management, as established in 908 KAR 2:260.  This is a TWO-DAY training. You MUST attend BOTH DAYS in FULL to complete the certification. By registering for the first date, you are included in the second date. 

Targeted Case Management — SMI Training
The Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) has approved this 6-hour specialized curricula for target populations for Targeted Case Management, as established in 908 KAR 2:260. This is a ONE-DAY training. 

Targeted Case Management — CCPHC Training
The Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) has approved this 6-hour specialized curricula for target populations for Targeted Case Management, as established in 908 KAR 2:260. This is a ONE-DAY training. 

Targeted Case Management — SUD Training
The Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) has approved this 6-hour specialized curricula for target populations for Targeted Case Management, as established in 908 KAR 2:260.    This is a ONE-DAY training. 

Targeted Case Management — SED Training
The Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) has approved this 6-hour specialized curricula for target populations for Targeted Case Management, as established in 908 KAR 2:260. This is a ONE-DAY training. 

Community Support Associate 2-Day Certification Training
Community Support Associate Certification is an introduction to the principles and practices of psychiatric rehabilitation, which uses the strengths and goals of a person with disabling mental illness, addiction or severe emotional disorder to assist with his or her recovery. The course is interactive and covers topics such as engagement, natural supports, skills training, crisis prevention, and documentation. This course is to be certified as a “Community Support Associate” (CSA) under state rules for providers of “Comprehensive Community Support Services” for KY Medicaid. 908 KAR 2250. This is a TWO-DAY training. You MUST attend BOTH DAYS in FULL to complete the certification. By registering for the first date, you are included in the second date.
 

Peer Support Specialist Certification
This training does not link to EventBrite because there is an application process.
Centerstone KY is offering the Peer Support Certification program for those who desire to serve as a peer support specialist for adults or youth with mental health, substance use, or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders or their family members.

This 8-day certification program combines the requirements for Adult, Family, and Youth Peer Support Specialists, including the Family Leadership Academy, with group instruction and breakout sessions specific to the needs of Adult, Family, and Youth Peer Support Specialists. To earn PSS Certification:  Attend all 8 days of Certification class IN FULL, Pass an oral exam, and Pass a written exam.  Cost:  $350 per participant ($200 Scholarships are available for individuals (not with an employer providing human services.)

The certification course will meet the requirements of the following Kentucky Administrative Regulations:

For an application, contact Joy Varney, Peer Support Coordinator by email, or call (502) 220-8498. 

KY Social Work Code of Ethics  
Participants will increase their knowledge of the Kentucky Code of Ethical Conduct; review the NASW Code of Ethics; discuss the differences between values, ethics, and the law; practice applying knowledge to “real life” situations; and participate in collegial dialog regarding the application of ethics to our work. Sessions are a combination of didactic presentation, participant discussion, small group work and interaction with case scenarios. 

Developmental Trauma
Participants will learn how to assess for Developmental Trauma and link to diagnostic areas including PTSD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. This will include learning about neuro-development factors, and how to develop and tailor interventions using multiple levels of expression incorporating, talk therapy, art, sand tray, and play therapy techniques. Participants will review newest brain-based research, and gain an understanding of behavioral manifestations of underdeveloped executive function. Participants will have a better understanding of how to develop treatment plans for these difficult to treat set of behaviors.

Child Development 0-5 Years  
In this course participants will learn the basics of normal and abnormal development in children ages 0-5 years across several developmental areas including motor, language, social emotional, and cognitive. Objectives: Participants will: be able to identify normal child developmental patterns for children ages 0-5 years; identify abnormal development of children in the four basic areas of development; and have a basic understanding of where to refer students in the age range for ongoing services to treat delays. CEs are not available from ADC for this training. 

Early Childhood Treatment Models and Practices  
This training covers various Early Childhood treatment models and evidence-based practices to increase clinical knowledge of available models, additional resources, and practices for working with children ages 0-5 and their families. It includes several different models with brief overviews so that staff can make informed decisions about models they may wish to explore in more depth or receive training in. This training will also provide information on basic resources for working with children in the early childhood age range to increase capacity and understanding for clinical staff. 

Sensory Integration and Regulation in Young Children 
This workshop will provide participants with a brief understanding of sensory processing and integration, the development of the theory, the current applications for sensory integration and seven areas of sensory information. It will also give participants an understanding of the difficulties children with disorganized systems might face in a classroom setting and some practical ways to help children with these issues function better in their classrooms. Participants will: * increase their knowledge of sensory integration and how it affects individuals, * be able to define the seven areas of sensory input that an individual experiences, * and have some tools to use in the home or classroom setting to decrease the effects of sensory issues for a child. 

Autism: Introduction to Diagnosis and Evidence-Based Practices – 2019 Dates coming soon
This training will cover the basic diagnostic features for Autism and related diagnoses. Participants will learn resources to access for clients with autism and their families. Participants will learn the current list of evidenced based practices for treatment of autism with examples of how to implement these practices in session.

Domestic Violence – 2019 Dates coming soon
According to a report of the Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence (2012), exposure to violence is a national crisis that affects approximately two out of every three children during their lifetimes. Because of the number of individuals affected, professionals will encounter clients impacted by violence as well as batterers. This training will cover the dynamics of domestic violence and elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation; effects of domestic violence and elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation on adult and child victims; legal remedies for protection; lethality and risk issues; model protocols for addressing domestic violence and elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation; available community resources and victim services; and reporting requirements. 

Marriage and Family Therapy Ethics for Kentucky 
Participants will increase their knowledge of the KY Code of Ethics, review the AAMFT Code of ethics, discuss the differences between the two codes, apply knowledge to real life situations and participate in collegial dialog regarding the application of ethics to our work. 

LGBTQIA: Treatment Considerations – 2019 Dates coming soon
This is a course on development and mastery of treating the LGBTQIA client. The content of the course is assessment and treatment of the specific needs of the LGBTQIA client. The training will provide both novice and experienced clinicians an in-depth knowledge base of the intrapersonal issues facing this clientele. The issues of cultural competency, transference and countertransference, stigma, and internalized homophobia and how they affect the treatment relationship will be explored. Participants will have an opportunity to become aware of the relational, emotional, social, and political stressors and vulnerabilities that effect this client population. 

Gestalt Therapy Introduction – 2019 Dates coming soon

The workshop offers experiential learning in order to give the participants a flavor of the Gestalt Psychotherapy. This workshop is for individuals who want to enhance their self-awareness, personal growth and who prefer direct, active experience. No structure, power point nor lecture is planned, and wishes and needs of participants are guidelines of the workshop. The focus is on active participation of individuals and all group. Individuals work with a leader and as a group to support awareness, individual personal growth and development. Special attention is given to the development of awareness and skills supporting effective interaction. This event is for those wishing to understand the core principles of Gestalt through experience and explore its application in a variety of settings, how it can be used to facilitate growth in human potential, learning and development.

 

 

Work Matters

Work Matters offers supported employment services which include person-centered job planning, individualized job placement, skills training and on-going supports. Consumers with or without waiver resources may receive these services. Job seekers are assisted to secure and maintain both customized and labor market positions in an integrated setting.

Women’s Renaissance Center

Women’s Renaissance Center is a residential facility designed to serve pregnant women suffering from opioid use and co-occurring disorders. The Women’s Renaissance Center specializes in providing a structured therapeutic environment that encourages growth, healthy coping skills, parenting education and treatment to maintain sobriety and deliver a baby free from illicit substances. For admissions, call (502) 437-5066.

Waiver Services

Waiver Services provide support and assistance to persons with developmental disabilities to maximize their independence, self-advocacy and interaction with our community. The service array varies by individual waiver, but most waivers offer services such as Case Management, Behavior Supports, Supported Employment, Day Training and more

Waiver Programs include:

Supports for Community Living (SCL) provides an array of services supporting alternatives to institutional care for individuals with Developmental and/or Intellectual Disabilities.

Michelle P. Waiver (MPW) is a program providing an array of services as an alternative to institutional care for individuals with developmental disabilities. MPW allows individuals to remain in their homes with services and supports.

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) provides services and supports to adults with acquired brain injuries who are working to re-enter community life. Services are provided in community settings and focus on obtaining and monitoring needed services.