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Intake, Resource, and Referral
The Southwest Iowa MHDS Region provides residents of Southwest Iowa a centralized intake process to help connect and provide information to individuals and providers about services and supports to address the needs of individuals with a mental health, developmental disability, and/or serious emotional disturbance diagnosis.
The SWIA MHDS Region strives to serve as a credible source of information about mental health and developmental disability issues and the many resources available to support individuals and strengthen communities. The region has provided a training team certified in Mental Health First Aid since 2008. They also provide Youth Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety, and are newly certified in the blended and virtual versions of the program. The region also provides and supports on-going trainings for the community and providers with the program C3 De-escalation as well as monthly community education sessions of various topics.
The region’s service coordinators are responsible for facilitating, coordinating, and monitoring services provided to adults with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, and developmental disabilities and children with serious emotional disturbance (SED) to identify service needs and apply for all needed resources. Service coordinators provide the valuable link between individuals and the community resources that are best suited to meeting clients’ personal goals.
The region offers additional services as described in the SWIA MHDS Region management plan.