THE IMPACT OF
TRILOGY’S CLIENT ASSISTANCE FUND
Trilogy believes that every person who seeks services with us should have access to quality primary and behavioral healthcare while having their basic human needs—food, clothing, and shelter—met. For many of the people we work with, including those featured in our newest video, reaching these goals would not be possible without access to our Client Assistance Fund.
TRILOGY SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT RECOGNIZED FOR EXEMPLARY FIDELITY
Congratulations to our Supported Employment Team for being selected as the first-ever recipients of the Illinois Department of Human Service's (DHS) Exemplary Fidelity award. This award recognizes exemplary fidelity to the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model of supported employment and was presented to Trilogy by DHS's Statewide Director of Rehabilitation, Katherine Burson, M.S., O.T.R./L, at the Department of Mental Health Regional Behavioral Health Meeting on July 17, 2015.
The IPS model for supported employment is the most progressive, evidence-based model offered to individuals with serious and persistent mental illness. By adhering to the IPS model, and as a learning partner in the internationally-recognized Johnson & Johnson—Dartmouth Community Mental Health Program, Trilogy’s Supported Employment program provides people who are looking to enter or re-enter the work force with the tools and support they need to gain competitive employment.
To learn more about Trilogy's Supported Employment Services, visit: http://www.trilogyinc.org/services/employment-services
TRILOGY RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT
We are thrilled to announce that Trilogy will be honored with the 2015 Transformation Award from the Johnson and Johnson – Dartmouth IPS Learning Collaborative, in recognition of our dedication to assisting people with serious mental illness with finding employment, at the annual Johnson and Johnson – Dartmouth IPS Learning Collaborative meeting on May 27th in Berkley, CA.
Each year, Johnson and Johnson – Dartmouth IPS Supported Employment Center, which oversees the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) learning community, seeks nominations from State agencies across the nation for IPS programs which have succeeded at transforming their supported employment programs to include greater clinical integration and access for clients, improved systems of tracking, high fidelity scores, and increasingly strong employment outcomes.
This year, Trilogy was chosen by the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Mental Health as the Illinois organization to be nominated for this prestigious award. According to Tania Morawiec, DMH, Regions 1 & 2 IPS Trainer, Trilogy was nominated “…due to strong leadership, persistent advocacy, IPS program growth, holistic service efforts, on-line documentation innovation and aggressive community education to reduce stigma and increase employment opportunities…"
TRILOGY RECEIVES ILLINOIS PSYCHIATRIC SOCIETY'S OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
We are proud to announce that Trilogy will be recognized by the Illinois Psychiatric Society (IPS) for our innovative Integrated Healthcare Program. The Outstanding Achievement Award in Integrating Primary Care into Behavioral Health focuses on our ability to successfully bring primary care into our wide-array of mental health services through our collaborative partnerships with Heartland Health Centers and Rush University College of Nursing. Trilogy was honored at the IPS 2015 Annual Meeting on January 24, 2015.
The Illinois Psychiatric Society is a District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and has served as the voice of psychiatry in Illinois for more than 60 years, representing approximately 1100 physician members trained in the treatment of mental illness.
TRILOGY OFFERS MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID CLASSES TO THE COMMUNITY
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.
The evidence behind Mental Health First Aid demonstrates that it makes people feel more comfortable managing a crisis situation and builds mental health literacy — helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. Specifically, studies found that those who trained in Mental Health First Aid have greater confidence in providing help to others, greater likelihood of advising people to seek professional help, improved concordance with health professionals about treatments, and decreased stigmatizing attitudes.
Take a look at Trilogy's Calendar of Events and register for an upcoming Mental Health First Aid training.