Our services include, but are not limited to:
- Problem Solving Skills
- Behavior Management
- Self-Care/Daily Living Skills
- Communication and Social Skills Training
- Leisure and Recreation Activities
- Education/Vocational Stability
- Training and Support to Families and Relatives of children with developmental disability
- Court-Ordered In-Home Services for delinquent youths
- Multi-cultural services
SERVICES THAT ARE BILLABLE DIRECTLY TO MEDICAL ASSISTANCE OR TO MINNESOTA’S HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS
- Behavior Analyst Services
- In-Home Therapeutic Family Support Services
- Care Giver Training Services
- Mental Health Services
- Rule 42 Family Support Service
- Supported Living services
- Independent Living skill Services
- Skills Training
For further questions about our program,
Bobbie Evans, Program Director/Owner
Richard Oni PhD, Program Administrator
612-522-5585 or 651-222-6711
Child with severe emotional disturbance means a child who meets one of the following:
- The child has been admitted within the last three years of is at risk of being admitted to in patient treatment or residential treatment for an emotional disturbance, or
- The child is a Minnesota resident and he/she is receiving in patient treatment or residential treatment for an emotional disturbance through the interstate compact, or
- The child has one of the following as determined by a mental health professional:
- Psychosis or a clinical depression ,or
- Risk of harming self or others as a result of an emotional disturbance, or
- Psych-pathological symptoms as a result of being a victim of physical or sexual abuse or psychic trauma within the past year, or
- The child, as a result of emotional disturbance, has significantly impaired home, school or community functioning that has lasted one year.
It is the Braza Home belief in the value of children, their need to be part of a community and the importance of a stable caregiver that drives the admission, treatment plan and follow-up process.
Any child who is referred to our program needs to have an identified caregiver at the time of admission caregiver at the time of admission. This caregiver will be the “long-term” provider when the child returns home. A caregiver can include the parent(s), relatives, grandparents, etc.
Our primary focus is to establish a sense of permanency and stability for children who have often not experienced success and stability in prior placements.
The initial referral is made to our Program Administrator who will request information regarding current psychiatric, psychological, medical, educational, career and vocational information and previous placements. Based on this information, a preliminary decision is made regarding the appropriateness of the child’s placement.
Program staff arranges to meet the child and family members at the child’s current and family members at the child’s current living setting. If it appears that the child can be effectively served by our program and the county wishes to pursue placement Braza Home, arrangements will be made for the child to meet our house or family care parents within the home setting. This provides the child an opportunity to visit the home and learn more about the specific house expectations.
POPULATION THAT WE SERVE
We provide services to children and youth with Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances (SEBD). We also provided services to children and youth with delinquent behaviors as well as children and adults with development disability or mental retardation. Age group: 10 to 21 years of age.
REFERRAL SOURCES AND ADMISSION CRITERIA
All children and youth are referred through their local service agency, i.e. through family services, country Children Mental Health Services, country Child Protection, corrections, probation officer, and county D.D. unit caseworkers.