Short Term Intensive Treatment as an Alternative to Long Term Institutional Placement

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By Brandi Smiroldo & Amy Green.Louisiana's Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities operates a Stabilization Unit (SU) for adults with developmental disabilities and mental health/behavioral challenges.

Collaboration between the SU team and community support network is a distinctive feature promoting maintenance of community placement and community capacity building for providers. Information will include description of treatment offerings, issues that impact length of stay, data relative to program success as an alternative to longer-term center placement and future directions.

Produced in 2011