MK PLACE

110 S. 19th Street
Pocatello, ID 83201
208-234-4722

Contact:
  Cindy Hansen, Clinical Supervisor
cindy.hansen@byfhome.com

SERVICES WILL NOT BE DENIED TO ANYONE BASED ON INABILITY TO PAY

 

What is MK Place?

MK PLACE is designed to achieve permanent changes in an adolescent’s life.  To accomplish this we address major developmental, lifestyle, attitudinal and behavioral issues which can undermine the goals of treatment or inhibit the individual’s ability to cope with major life or developmental tasks. MK PLACE helps adolescents to:

  • Find a valued place in a constructive group
  • Develop a sense of self-worth
  • Achieve a reliable basis for making informed choices
  • Learn to use the support systems available to them
  • Express constructive curiosity and exploratory behavior
  • Believe in a promising future with real opportunities
  • Find ways of being useful to others

Our Program Goals

MK understands that clients with substance abuse issues can and do enter recovery lifestyles.  Effective treatment can result in abstinence and provide tremendous health, social, and spiritual benefits to the client.  MK PLACE is committed to providing a therapeutic environment that promotes and encourages recovery by applying principles of human learning (nonjudgmental, empathy, positive regard) to facilitate the replacement of maladaptive behaviors with more adaptive ones.  Our theoretic framework includes three primary components:  Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies, Motivational Enhancement Techniques, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria  (ASAM-PPCR2), a clinical guide for matching patients to the appropriate level of care.

 Cognitive-Behavioral strategies are grounded on a scientific view of human behavior that implies a systematic and structured approach to counseling.  MK PLACE uses these approaches to increase the client’s skills by overcoming debilitating behaviors that lead to and promote substance abuse.  Clients are expected to change behaviors rather than reflect passively in group and individual work with counselors.

 MK PLACE understands that motivation is a key component for addressing substance abuse.  Motivational strategies are meant to emphasize the client’s responsibilities to voice personal goals and values, as well as to make choices among options for change.  MK PLACE has adopted the philosophy that motivational interventions are clinical strategies designed to enhance motivation for change.  Having a positive attitude toward change and being committed to change are associated with positive treatment outcomes.  We believe that although the client is ultimately responsible for change, this responsibility is shared with the clinician through the development of a “therapeutic relationship”.

Who benefits from MK Place?

MK PLACE is suitable for adolescents with drug and alcohol issues requiring 24 hour monitoring in a structured, therapeutic community.  A referral needs to be made from a Judge, probation officer, schools, family members, self, etc. and then a call can be made to B.P.A. (Business Psychology Assoc.) to qualify for services.  It is for young people 13—18 years of age.  Services are provided to both male and female clients regardless of race, color or sexual orientation.  It is a state-wide service that is paid for by a state contract.  Services are free for the young person and their family.

We also have outpatient groups, individual counseling and family counseling. 

Recovery is enhanced through:

  • Family Participation
  • Therapeutic Community Living
  • Team Problem Solving
  • Opportunities to Learn and Practice Life Skills
  • A Level System  Based on Choices and Natural & Logical  Consequences
  • A Supportive 12 Step Model

Click on the Intake Packet pdf below to find the following:  

Parent Guide

Directions

Weekly Schedule

Resident Handbook

Request for Documents

Things to Bring to MK Place

Procedures for School Classroom

Client Rights

Consent for Release of Information

Medical Release, Liability Release, & Assumption of Risk Agreement

Release/Exchange of Information

Release of Information:  Education Consent

Consent for Medical/Surgical/Mental Health Treatment

Consent for Alcohol & Drug Abuse Evaluation & Treatment

Student Contract of Commitment

2012 - 2013 Financial Eligibility Form        

Treatment Plan

Parent Packet

Intake Packet

Residential Program

Adolescent substance use occurs with varying degrees of severity.  The core components of residential treatment including the following:

Orientation

Clarifies to the adolescent what treatment is, their role in the treatment process, and the concept of program expectations.

Daily Scheduled Activities

Includes, but is not limited to school, chores, homework, and positive recreational activities designed to help adolescents learn new skills and provide them with an alternative to their substance-using behavior and can help ensure that adolescents remain sober after treatment.

Peer Monitoring

Peer Monitoring is done in a group setting which can help the client build the strength necessary to override harmful peer pressure, and which harnesses the influence of the peer group in a positive manner.

Schooling

The Program has a certified secondary teacher so that schooling can be provided on-site.  The teacher is also a liaison between the treatment program and the school so that the client can continue earning credits from the school in their communities.  The GED program is also offered.

Substance Abuse Treatment

Treatment includes but is not limited to drug and alcohol education, relapse prevention, and recovery support.

Cognitive Restructuring

Cognitive Restructuring is specifically offered to those clients in the criminal justice system.  Our program does Moral Reconation Therapy and Thinking for a Change.

Family Education

Serves as a critical function in stabilizing the family system and engaging both the adolescent and family members in the treatment process.

Family Therapy

Our Family Therapy is a family systems approach that understands the importance of treating the individual as subsystems within the family system.  Intervention is aimed to change the way family members relate to each other by examining the underlying causes of current interactions and encouraging new, healthier ones.    

Family treatment also equips parents with the skills and resources necessary to address the inevitable difficulties that arise in raising teenagers.   MK Place has a licensed family therapist.

Co-existing Disorders

MK Place has several qualified professionals who can address both mental health and substance abuse disorders concurrently.  Medication management is also monitored.

Treatment Planning

Treatment Planning identifies problems of the family and the client including substance use, psychosocial, medical, sexual, and possible psychiatric disorders.   Goals are attainable and help clients to recognize their involvement with substances and to acknowledge responsibility for problems resulting from substance use.  Strengths and resources of the individual are applied to treatment goals.

Individual Counseling Sessions

Counselors meet one-on-one with clients to develop and address treatment plans, and help with any conflict resolution.

Group Therapy

Clients attend groups to address issues developed by the counselor and the client during treatment planning. 

Case Management

Case Management is used for substance users with special treatment needs.  Counselors will evaluate needs during intake and treatment planning and these needs will be addressed as part of the treatment process.  Some include (but are not limited to):  Health issues, dental issues, psychiatric issues, poverty issues, education, etc.

Menu

 In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410.  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.  We are an NSLP provider and serve meals to all participates in our program.

  TRANSITIONAL LIVING For Youth Who Have Completed Residential substance Abuse Treatment

Clinically Managed Low-Intensity Residential Services

Adolescent Transitional Living is provided at Bannock Youth Foundation/ M.K. Place for those adolescents who are in need of continuing their recovery in a structured, safe environment.  This program consists of outpatient treatment services, case management, individual and family counseling, and community support.  Adolescents at this level of care will have an opportunity to develop and practice interpersonal and group living skills, strengthen his or her recovery skills, organize the activities of daily living, engage in and sustain successful involvement in productive daily activities (such as school or work) and reintegrate into the community, and (possibly) the family. 

Oftentimes, this level of care is warranted as a substitute for or supplement to deficits in the adolescent’s recovery environment such as a chaotic home situation, drug-using caretakers or siblings, or a lack of daily structured activity.  Transitional Housing is also for adolescents who may have functional deficits (including developmental immaturity, greater than average susceptibility to peer influence, or lack of impulse control. 

In this living environment, the focus is to improve the adolescents functioning and coping skills specifically in the areas of relapse prevention and recovery support systems.  This program is appropriate for those clients who need low-intensity coaching to practice and integrate recovery and coping skills.  Transitional living is staffed 24 hours a day to provide sufficient stability and supervision to prevent or minimize relapse or continued use and continued problem potential. 

The duration of treatment depends on individual progress.  Lengths of stay are flexible and individualized to meet the needs of each client. 

MK PLACE OUTPATIENT TREATMENT

 According to The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment- Treatment of Adolescents with Substance use Disorders (TIP 32), the onset of substance use is occurring at younger ages, resulting in more adolescents entering treatment for substance use disorders with greater developmental deficits and much greater neurological deficits than have been observed in the past.

Adolescent users differ from adults in many ways.  Because of this, the treatment process must address the nuances of each adolescent’s experience, including cognitive, emotional, physical, social and moral development.

MK Place has a structured outpatient, intensive outpatient, community, and drug court program to meet the needs of clients by using the Matrix Model of Adolescent Treatment.   The program includes core components in the treatment process to address the many nuances clients bring to treatment:

Individual and Family Sessions

Designed to orient the adolescent and family members to the program, establish rapport, and encourage treatment retention and compliance.  These sessions serve as a critical function in stabilizing the family system and engaging both the adolescent and family members in the treatment process.

Early Recovery Skills Group

In this group, adolescents either receive the basic skills they need to achieve initial sobriety and/or participate in discussion designed to move them toward readiness to change.  This group provides an introduction to basic cognitive-behavioral interventions and to the experience of being a group member.

Relapse Prevention Group

Designed to deliver information, support, and camaraderie for adolescents as they proceed through recovery. This group promotes discussion around the value of abstinence.  The focus of the group is on achieving a longer period of sobriety and learning ways to avoid relapse.

Parent Education Group

Designed to provide assistance in a supportive atmosphere for parenting adolescents who are abusing drugs and alcohol.  Participants are taught skills designed to help them better manage the process of change within their family during recovery.

Social Support Group

Designed to help adolescents learn drug free socialized skills in a familiar, safe environment and develop new clean and sober friendships and activities.  

MK PLACE STAFF

Cindy Hansen, MA, ACADC, CCS Clinical Director
Jennifer Bunderson, BA, CADC Counselor
Shantal Laulu, LPC, CADC Counselor*
Bryson Vaughn, LPC
Counselor
Jill Adams Direct Care Superisor  
Lisa Robinson Business Manager
   

 * Spanish Speaking