Connections in Ohio has the expertise to meet the needs of individuals who are considered high risk, and who require specific ongoing training and structure. Our service delivery systems, team structure and staff training make it possible to meet the needs of very ‘challenging’ individuals.
We have been selected to support individuals with mental health diagnoses, including borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders. We support people with criminal backgrounds, individuals who have been probated to institutions and those who have become too difficult to be supported in their family home.
Our formula for success includes:
- Highly structured routines
- A collaborative relationship with our team of professionals and the family
- Comprehensive staff training regarding the individual’s needs and program plan
Our employees receive behavior management training through the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI). This is the same training used by both the Cuyahoga County and Summit County Board of Developmental Disabilities, and meets all regulations and rules. All Connections in Ohio employees are initially certified in CPI, and receive an annual refresher course to maintain their certification.
This is an excellent foundation of skills that provide our staff with the tools they need to provide a therapeutic environment for all persons served. Most importantly, Connections in Ohio has multiple “in-house” CPI trainers, which affords our staff with excellent classroom and in-home behavior management training, which translates into stability and great outcomes for all individuals we support.