Southwest Key Expands Services in Milwaukee

May 21, 2010 at 1:47 pm Leave a comment

An estimated 1 in 5 youth have a diagnosable mental health disorder and a disproportionate number of them are ending up in the juvenile justice system.

Our Southwest Key’s program in Milwaukee was recently awarded a contract through Wraparound Milwaukee to provide a new program, Crisis Stabilization and Supervision, as well as Mentoring, writes Elizabeth Shimeta, Program Director for Milwaukee.

Wraparound is a managed care program operated by the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division.  It is designed to provide comprehensive, individualized, and cost effective care to children with complex mental health and emotional needs.

Services will be provided to troubled youth at risk for placement in a psychiatric hospital, residential treatment center, or other institutional placement.  Our crisis workers will help youth and their families recognize high risk behaviors and teach them effective techniques and interventions to de-escalate crisis situations.

One-to-one mentoring will also be provided as a part of both the Crisis and Mentoring programs as needed. Mentors play a vital role in the youth’s life by facilitating emotional and social growth through positive interactions that meet the youth’s needs.

We are very excited about providing both programs. This is a great opportunity for Southwest Key to expand in Milwaukee, demonstrate our expertise in this area, and help more youth and their families.

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