These practices are only temporary and in place due to the COVID-19 Health Emergency. Effective immediately the following modifications are in effect per BHD:
- When at all possible working remotely and telecommuting should be put into place.
- Family contact expectations remain in place for Care Coordinators and Crisis Stabilizers to ensure we can effectively respond to the needs of families. However, all Care Coordinators and Crisis Stabilizers must call families before scheduled visits, and use the list of provided questions (attached pdf) before determining if a visit should occur. If Face to Face contacts are not possible, phone contacts are expected.
- At this time, we are suspending requirements related to Plan of Care and Team Meetings to honor social distancing recommendations. Emergency planning must still occur as needed but should take place via phone.
- For youth placed in out of home care we should be working with our system partners to allow for extended time at home.
- Children’s Mobile Crisis and Crisis Providers will continue to triage crisis situations and respond as needed.
During the COVID-19 pandemic Riverstone Counseling & Crisis Services have put the following modifications in effect:
- MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES.
- Each day we disinfect the office. There will be Lysol wipes and sanitizer for individuals to use after each use of the computers.
- As of right now clinical supervision sessions will be done remotely until further notice. Management will keep everyone informed when face to face supervision will resume.
- We ask that everyone wash their hands before entering the office and if with a youth to make sure they wash their hands as well. We will disinfect each area and space when used before and after.
- Remember to conduct a check with each youth you plan to come in contact with and if they show signs then remove yourself from them or anyone and wash your hands.
- Also, if anyone goes out of town then please take the appropriate measures to keep everyone safe. (Self-quarantine for 14 days)
Thanks everyone and we as a family and community will get through this. Please stay safe and follow the CDC recommendations. If you need any further information about COVID-19 please go to CDC.GOV. ~ Marvel Coleman