To create the most effective aftercare plan as clients transition out of HopeWay, the client's treatment team will begin planning for discharge from the first day the client enters a program.
Clients are involved in the discharge planning process throughout treatment. As they create their treatment plan with their primary therapist, they come up with treatment goals that not only impact their day-to-day recovery, but also their long-term progress.
Primary responsibility for developing discharge plans lies with our Client Care Coordinators who work with clients one-on-one to develop a comprehensive and individualized plan. Our Client Care Coordinators help clients identify what supports they will need once they leave HopeWay. Aftercare plans may also link clients with a peer support service, with local support groups, and/or provide other helpful resources that support continued recovery and growth. Depending on the client’s circumstances, discharge planning may include finding a place to live, completing applications for school or new employment, and/or developing skills to successfully live independently.
After Care Support Group
Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:45pm
Led by Sheri Tiziani, MS, LCMHCS
The After Care Group is an opportunity for individuals who have already completed some type of mental health treatment to receive ongoing support. This group allows participants to process generally and receive and provide support, as well as review psychoeducational topics related to relapse prevention, self-awareness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, healthy relationships, life adjustments, parenting skills/support, stress management, mood disorders, anxiety, and self-esteem. Self-reflection is encouraged as a way to provide insight into patterns contributing to both mental health struggles and wellness.
What is Relapse Prevention?
Relapse prevention is an essential ingredient in any comprehensive treatment program. At HopeWay, these groups focus on several key concepts:
Helping clients understand the process of recovery from both a mental illness and/or substance abuse perspective
Helping clients understand what “triggers” and “early warning signs” are, to then helping each client identify their own individual triggers and warning signs
Determining what helps when warning signs appear
Learning what to do during high risk times, dates, or events
Determining who they will ask for help
Identifying emergency contacts
Each client works in these groups to develop a personalized relapse prevention plan that can be used as a resource after leaving HopeWay.