Bartlesville families to gain access to state-of-the-art treatment center
TULSA, Okla. – GRAND Mental Health (GRAND) opened a trailblazing therapy center today in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
The Brief Stay Therapeutic Home (BSTH), the first of its kind in the nation, will bring families together to receive short-term, intensive treatment as a familial unit.
This innovative BSTH concept is designed to increase the chances of positive change for families and decrease the number of children with behavioral challenges being separated from their families.
Using evidence-based therapeutic practices, family interaction will be monitored and treatment tailored to their unique challenges over a one-week period. The goal of the BSTH is to bring family members together to work on issues and improve their overall functioning. Treatment will be focused on addressing problems, building strong family dynamics, and improving communication in a safe, recovery-focused environment.
“The Brief Stay Therapeutic Home will help keep families together as they focus on the mental health recovery they need,” said GRAND Mental Health Chief Executive Officer, Larry Smith. “The need for this type of care is huge. We are confident we can deliver outcomes that will strengthen and stabilize Oklahoma families, and we’re ready to get started.”
The single-family, 2,100 square foot home includes four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and is fully furnished with all the comforts of a typical home including living areas, kitchen, and a dining area. Located near downtown Bartlesville, the BSTH will have capacity to provide care to 52 of families each year.
A team of professionals lead by a licensed clinician will be working daily with the family staying in the home, observing their natural interactions, and using audio/visual monitoring technology to guide and support behaviors.
“This home will change how we care for children in our community. Working directly with families to course-correct and keep a family together,” commented Josh Cantwell, GRAND Mental Health Chief Operating Officer. “We hope this is just the first home that will inspire innovative, family-centered treatment throughout our state and country. “
Starting November 1, the BSTH will begin accepting families for treatment based on referrals from GRAND Mental Health facilities, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA), as well as other child serving agencies. The BSTH in Bartlesville has been made possible, in part, by contributions from the Lyon Foundation and the Jeanalee and Charles Parsons Foundation.
GRAND plans to open additional BSTH locations in the coming years across northeastern and north central Oklahoma.
About GRAND Mental Health
GRAND Mental Health provides services for adults, children, adolescents, and families struggling with behavioral health issues, substance use issues, and integrated/medical needs in northeastern and north central Oklahoma. In business since 1979, GRAND Mental Health is a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) providing evidence- based mental health and substance use services integrated with primary health care. Becoming a CCBHC has allowed GRAND Mental Health to hire wellness coaches, dieticians, occupational therapists, behavioral health coaches and peer recovery support specialists to provide a larger spectrum of services to clients. GRAND Mental Health operates 27 clinics and centers in 13 Oklahoma counties, employing more than 1,700 people. GRAND Mental Health strives to provide personalized care, anytime, anywhere. GRAND Mental Health works closely with and is partially funded by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.