The next LCCSF meeting will be held at 7 PM Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Lafayette County Health Dept. basement, Lexington, MO 64067.
This fund is established by Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 210, Section 210.861 and Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 67. Section 76.1775. The question passed on the Lafayette County April 2005 Ballot.
Lafayette County Children's Services Fund
Lafayette County Dryer Annex
1106 Main Street
Lexington, MO 64067
Phone: (816) 654-4477
Phone: (816) 263-3003
Quarterly Report Filed
Tiffany Dehn, Children's Mental Health Coordinator presented the LCCSF Quarterly Report to the Lafayette County commissioners. The report detailed progress from each program, as various services continue to provide assistance to hundred of children in Lafayette County and their families.
When I first saw this young man he was 12 y/o and his parents were going through a difficult divorce. 12 year old with a history of behavior problems and was about to fail the 8th grade. When he came to the apt pt’s mother and father were concerned pt was having anger and behavior problems because of their divorce.
Based on the history, additional evaluations by pt’s current teachers and past teachers and parents, pt was diagnosed with ADHD and an Adjustment
reaction with disturbance of emotions and conduct. Parents agreed to family counseling and worked at improved coparenting skills.
Pt was started on a medication to address ADHD symptoms. His grades improved and he did not fail the 8th grade. He is now 14 y/o and doing very well in high school. Pt’s behaviors have improved in the home and in school. His parents continue to work on coparenting. His mother related the only issue now is his “teenage” attitude, unfortunately I don’t have a pill for that disorder!”
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LCCSF Success Story
Prior to beginning the in-home parent training, 16 year old John had difficulty with
personal hygiene. John’s mother wanted him to be more independent and responsible for
completing his daily hygiene tasks. His parents voiced their concerns with the Autism
Specialist and decided to create a personal hygiene-based goal for the teenager to
achieve. From the in-home parent-training program, the parents learned new ways to help
John achieve his goal.
The autism specialist created “John’s Morning Routine Checklist”
with visuals in hopes that John would independently complete his daily hygiene tasks
(brushing teeth, brushing hair, putting on clean clothes, washing face). The provider and
parents used their knowledge from the autism-specific workshops to implement positive
reinforcement to motivate John to complete his list. John mentioned his favorite thing to
do is visit his grandparents, so the parents strategized and set up a positive reinforcement
system so when John completes his checklist for five consecutive days then he will be
rewarded with a trip to his grandparents house. With the help of the checklist and
prompting, John is becoming more independent and he is getting closer and closer to
achieving his goal.
Our Autism Specialist has met with Gary a few times now and working with him has
been very fun and pleasant. Gary has done a great job of concentrating on what he is
doing, even if it is something that is a little more difficult for him. Gary does a great job
of letting others know his wants. He has done a great job in letting his Autism Specialist
know what he would like to do during his free choice time. Gary has seemed to warm up
to the Autism Specialist nicely and quickly.