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Mental Health Skill-Building

Mental Health Skill-Building

Mental health skill-building services (MHSS) shall be defined as goal directed training and supports to enable restoration of an individual to the highest level of baseline functioning and achieve and maintain community stability and independence in the most appropriate, least restrictive environment. MHSS services shall provide face to face activities, instruction, interventions, and goal directed trainings that are designed to restore functioning and that are defined in the ISP in order to be reimbursed by Medicaid. MHSS shall include goal directed training in the following areas:

  • Functional skills and appropriate behavior related to the individual’s health and safety
  • Instrumental activities of daily living, and use of community resources
  • Assistance with medication management
  • Monitoring health, nutrition, and physical condition with goals towards self-monitoring and self-regulation of all of these activities

Family Therapeutic Services is licensed to provide Mental Health Skill-Building Services in the Commonwealth of Virginia by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

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