ECCM Mental Health Blog

Stay up-to-date with the latest from ECCM. Learn more about the different subsets of mental health and how we can help you navigate into and through the system to get the help you and your loved ones need.

 

All About Early Intervention Teletherapy

September 18th, 2020

Early intervention teletherapy utilizes communication and digital technology to help prescribe the best course of treatments for children with developmental disabilities. 

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Understanding the Mental Health Case Management Process

August 19th, 2020

 The nine-step mental health case management process pulls in health and human services professionals from multiple disciplines to bring clients closer to individual wellness and autonomy. Here’s how it works.

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Achieving Housing Stability During COVID-19 Through The Continuum of Care

July 20th, 2020

Housing stability is achievable for individuals affected with mental illnesses, even during the tumultuous times of COVID-19. If you are a tenant facing eviction, you have rights. If you’re currently living with homelessness, entry into the Continuum of Care can help you get back on your feet for good. 

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Growing Minds With Cognitive Development Activities for Toddlers

June 10th, 2020

Cognitive activities for toddlers aim at developing their ability to process and organize information and form a basic understanding of the world around them through interaction and play.

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Managing Autism at Home With Early Intervention

May 14th, 2020

Parents and caregivers lead the charge in early intervention, watching for and responding to signs of developmental disabilities such as autism at home, with a collaborative approach of listening, learning, and caring for child’s needs.

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CMS Telehealth During COVID-19: What It Can and Can’t Do for Patients with Disabilities

April 23rd, 2020

Through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, it’s been possible for low-income residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities to receive care remotely via telemental and telebehavioral health services through partner agencies. What can and can’t telehealth replace?

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Youth Mental Health Services: A Societal Necessity

March 11th, 2020

Given the early onset of many serious mental and psychological disorders, connecting to the proper youth mental health services is a must for our children and adolescents.

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The Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Waiver: Expanding Resources For Autistic Adults in Pennsylvania

February 20th, 2020

In PA, autistic adults often have difficulty connecting with the resources needed for a fuller life. Learn about ECCM’s more inclusive autism waiver program, the Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Waiver.

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Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: Another Tool in the Autism Early Intervention Toolkit

January 22nd, 2020

In parent-child interaction therapy, certified therapists coach parents on interactions with their child in real-time to reduce negative behaviors and strengthen the relationship. Find out why this therapy, originally used for disruptive behavior disorders, is increasingly being employed in autism early intervention plans. 

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Why a Care Management Career Could Be Right for You

December 23rd, 2019

Like caring for ourselves, caring for others can be challenging. Care management careers are no different. However, if you enjoy collaborating in close tandem with others and affecting positive change, there may be no more rewarding occupation. Learn what makes care managers so unique and so valuable. 

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