The POWER Program utilizes Coordinated Specialty Care based on the RA1SE Connection Model, a large-scale early psychosis research initiative started in 2008. The RA1SE Implementation and Evaluation Study (RAISE-IES), one of two research projects that made up NIMH’s RA1SE initiative, compared clients’ functioning at initial contact to outcomes two years later. These studies showed promising results for individuals participating in the CSC program. Clients’ symptoms improved over time as did their work, education and social lives.
Coordinated Specialty Care uses a team approach to creating and implementing an individualized treatment plan for individuals experiencing first episode psychosis. Our Coordinated Specialty Care team consists of:
- Licensed Therapists
- Medical Provider
- Peer Specialist
- Employment and Education Specialist
- Family Partner
Key Features of the Intervention Model:
- Shared Decision Making
- Critical Time Intervention Framework
Who is Eligible?
All young adults enrolled in the POWER Program must be Bexar County residents between the ages of 15 and 30 with onset of psychosis occurring within the past two years.
Exclusionary criteria include substance-induced psychosis or psychosis due to a general medical condition. The POWER Program cannot enroll young adults who have exhibited symptoms of psychosis for more than two years or who have an intellectual and developmental disability (IDD).