Counties served include Antelope, Boone, Boyd, Brown, Burt, Cedar, Cherry, Colfax, Cuming, Dakota, Dixon, Holt, Keya Paha, Knox, Madison, Nance, Pierce, Platte, Rock, Stanton, Thurston, and Wayne Counties in Northeast and North Central Nebraska

"Professional Partners has worked tirelessly for and with the family and team. The creative and innovative ideas that Professional Partners are able to make a reality have contributed greatly to the success of this youth."
Response from semi-annual Wraparound Fidelity Survey

"I really appreciate how the team has listened to me as a mother and stood by me and supported me in every way. This truly is dedication and the kind of help I needed,"
Response from semi-annual Wraparound Fidelity Survey

Professional Partner Program
Focusing on Family Strengths

What is it?

The mission of the Professional Partner Program is to utilize the wraparound approach to coordinate services and supports to families who have children with a serious emotional disorder and to ensure they have a voice, ownership, and access to a comprehensive, individualized support plan.

The philosophy of the Professional Partner Program (PPP) is strength based, family-centered, and acknowledges families as equal partners. The program promotes utilization of the least restrictive, least intrusive, developmentally appropriate interventions in accordance with the strengths and needs of the youth.

The wraparound philosophy is needs driven and based on the strengths of the family. The parents are an integral part of the team and act as equal partners based on the premise that parents know their children best. The team, chosen by the family, meets monthly to develop an individualized service plan based on the strengths and needs of the family. PPP promotes the least restrictive, least intrusive, developmentally appropriate, culturally competent interventions in accordance with the strengths and needs identified by the family and within the most normalized environment.

Eligbility Criteria

Specific eligibility criteria include:

The youth must be under the age of 21.

The youth must have a mental health disorder diagnosable under the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association.

The condition must be persistent in that it has existed for one year or longer, or is likely to endure for one year or longer.

The mental health disorder must result in functional impairments in two or more of the following area.
A. Self-care at an appropriate developmental level;
B. Developmentally appropriate perception and expressive language;
C. Learning challenges, absenteeism, tardiness, suspensions/expulsions, disciplinary problems and failing classes;
D. Self-direction, including developmentally appropriate behavioral control, decision maing, judgment, and value systems;
E. Capacity for living in a family or family equivalent.
* Strong family and/or community commitment and participation is agreed to and demonstrated.

What is the Wraparound Process?

Region 4 Behavioral Health System provides wraparound services through the Professional Partner Program to families with a child who has severe emotional or behavioral difficulties. Wraparound is an unconditional commitment to creating services to support normalized and inclusive options for youth with complex needs and their families. Through the wraparound process, children and families receive a customized blend of traditional and non-traditional services purchased through a flexible funding mechanism.

For more information please contact:

Professional Partner Program
206 Monroe Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701
(402) 370- 3100
Toll Free 1-877-432-6071

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