IMPACT Plus is an innovative program to benefit Kentucky children and families that is based on the service team approach.
Skilled, professional service team members make care decisions at meetings, where team members collaboratively address the client’s needs and agree to fulfill the goals specified in the care plan. The members meet regularly, usually one time per month, to report back to the team on their accomplishments and address any adjustments to the plan.
The program is built on the principles of the Kentucky IMPACT program and is available for Medicaid-eligible children only. The program is designed to provide community-based services for eligible children with complex behavioral health needs. Children being served by IMPACT Plus must also be identified as having severe emotional disability and complex treatment needs. These children are at risk of institutional, hospital or other out-of-home placements.
Parent involvement is a key component of the IMPACT Plus program and fundamental to its success. It is crucial for parents or caregivers to understand both their child’s needs and the systems involved. IMPACT Plus allows them to gain knowledge that will empower them to advocate for their child and to utilize the service systems as their child’s needs dictate.
The IMPACT Plus program is a collaborative effort of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Departments of Medicaid Services, community-based services, and the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities.
KVC IMPACT Plus serves 40 counties in Central and Eastern Kentucky. Please contact our office for service availability.
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