Assertive Community Treatment in Kentucky

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a trans-disciplinary team approach that assumes responsibility for directly providing acute, active, and ongoing community-based clinical services, psychiatric treatment, assertive outreach, rehabilitation, and support. The program team provides assistance to individuals to maximize their recovery, ensure consumer-directed goal setting, assist the persons served to gain hope and a sense of empowerment, and provide assistance in helping the persons served become respected and valued members of their community. The program provides psychosocial services directed to adults with severe and persistent mental illness who often have co-occurring problems such as substance abuse or are homeless or involved with the judicial system.

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Case Management in Kentucky

Our Case Management staff proactively work with individuals dealing with mental health, developmental and/or intellectual disabilities to develop natural supports to live independently in the community.

Our patients include the following:

  • Adults / Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities
  • Children / Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities
  • Adult / Mental Health
  • Children and Adolescents / Mental Health
  • Adult / Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

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Chemical Dependency / Substance Abuse Programs in Kentucky

Our chemical dependency and substance abuse programs take patients in all stages of addiction and helps them move toward sobriety through a variety of services.

Our program offerings are:

  • OUT-PATIENT: Sessions for substance abuse problems are offered for adults and children in six of our western Kentucky clinics.
  • INTENSIVE OUT-PATIENT: The Intensive Out-patient Program is offered in Owensboro, KY. Counseling for the family of the client is offered as a part of the program as well as aftercare services to sustain treatment progress. The IOP participants meet a minimum of three hours per day, three days a week for up to six weeks.
  • DAY TREATMENT PROGRAM: Day treatment offers another option for those struggling with alcohol and drug addictions. This program is intended to be a higher level of care than traditional outpatient, but less intense than a residential program. The Day Treatment Program typically operates from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.
  • RESIDENTIAL CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY PROGRAM: RCD offers acute stabilization, social detox and a rehabilitation treatment program for both men and women over 18 years of agePatients receive individual and group counseling, alcohol and drug educational classes, relapse-prevention counseling and a strong orientation to 12-step programs (AA and NA) during a 28 to 30 day stay. Family treatment is offered as part of the recovery process. Certified alcohol and drug counselors serve as primary therapists and operate under the direction of a physician. Clients in the residential treatment program can choose to reside in one of two staffed apartments in Owensboro, KY. They attend programming during the day at the outpatient clinic.
  • EARLY INTERVENTION YOUTH DIVERSION PROGRAM: This program is geared to youth who are at risk of substance abuse, or who fall in between Prevention Services and actual substance abuse treatment services. EIP provides an intensive educational approach addressing lifestyle choices and substance abuse.
  • PREVENTION SERVICES: RiverValley operates an award winning Regional Prevention Center whose specialized staff provides intensive training and prevention programs to schools, civic clubs and other community organizations. The Prevention Center also houses a state of the art Resource Library that is stocked with numerous books, videos and other resources related to the understanding and prevention of substance abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse, parenting skills and other behavioral health issues. The center is especially proud of its book selections related to children's emotional well being. All materials in the library are available to anyone in the community.
  • KY-MOMS MATR PROGRAM: This program focuses on serving women who are pregnant and who are at-risk for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use during their pregnancy. Specific prevention services are designed to provide prevention education services to this at-risk population of women. KY-Moms MATR improves Kentucky birth outcomes by helping women recover from substance use disorders through engaging high-risk pregnant women in intensive case management, substance use treatment, and other needed services. For more information CLICK HERE

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Therapeutic Preschool Services in Kentucky

The Hager Therapeutic Preschool provides a positive classroom learning environment for disadvantaged and/or disabled children aged 3 to 4 years that focuses on the following developmental areas: language, physical, social, and emotional. The program allows teachers to promote literacy and language development and pre-math skills, encourage children to learn, explore, and discover themselves and others around them as well as observe and document each child's progress. When a child is experiencing problems in the social and/or emotional areas of development the therapist is able to assist the child and family in overcoming issues faced not only at school but also at home. Services occur daily throughout the school year for students and families from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Weekly summer sessions occur for children and families to avoid interruptions of services.

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HUD Program in Kentucky

Independence is a goal for anyone living with a disability, which is why our HUD program offers those living with either a severe and persistent mental illness an opportunity to get the support they need in a setting that allows them to operate as independently as they are able.

  • One 20-unit and another 12-unit apartment complex are home to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness who qualify for Section 8 rental assistance on the one bedroom apartments.

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IMPACT Program in Kentucky

Comprehensive Children’s Case Management through the Kentucky IMPACT Program is provided to children between the ages of 3 and 18 who have a professionally diagnosed behavioral disorder and are severely limited in at least two of the following areas: 1) self care; 2) interpersonal relationships; 3) family life; 4) self direction; or 5) education. IMPACT services are strictly voluntary for children and families; therefore the child’s parent or legally responsible party must agree to services and must also be willing to be active partner on the child’s service team.

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In-Home Family Therapy for Families in Kentucky

In-Home Family Therapy services are comprised of three components: Parenting evaluation and education, the facilitation of family meetings, and addressing relationship issues within the family. All three components are delivered within the context of the family home environment. Through the therapy sessions, information is provided to parents on how to meet the needs of their children as well as their own. Our staff will act as consultants in helping families identify what behaviors are effective or ineffective and assist them in developing new thinking and acting skills to more efficiently meet their needs.

The Intensive In-Home Family Service Program is designed to take place for approximately 6 to 18 weeks, pending the progress and commitment of the families. Staff will provide up to three hours per week. The program helps families be more successful in strengthening relationships.


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Intensive Outpatient Program for Opiate Users in Henderson County, KY

Starting August 1, 2018

This open-ended group begins August 1st. Individual and group therapy is available.

The program is open to individuals with some use of opiates (does not have to be their primary drug of choice).

Program is 6 months in duration, 3 days a week, 3 hours a day.

Therapists running the program are Anna Peck, Sherrie Hester, and Keith Burns.

Medication assisted treatment is available.

For all questions, please contact RiverValley Point of Entry at 1-800-769-4920.

Outpatient Services for Individuals in Kentucky

Our highly specialized staff offers a variety of services for children, adolescents, adults, family members or life partners. When necessary, referrals are made to local hospitals, a state hospital, school-based services or home-based services. Emergency services are available at all clinic locations during normal business hours.  The crisis and Information Line will assess the need for emergency care during hours offices are closed. Out-patient services include:

  • Psychosocial evaluation and assessment
  • Psychiatric evaluation and assessment
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Medical evaluation
  • Emergency evaluation
  • Behavioral intervention
  • Foster Care Services
  • Post-hospital follow-up and stabilization
  • Intensive in-home services-children Case Management
  • Early childhood evaluations
  • Consultations
  • Community education
  • 24/7 Crisis & Information Line
  • Therapeutic Preschool Program

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Inpatient Services for Children and Adolescents in Kentucky

RiverValley Behavioral Health Hospital is an 80-bed private, not-for-profit psychiatric hospital providing specialized inpatient services exclusively for children and adolescents ages 5-17 located in Owensboro, Kentucky. The 70,000 square foot hospital sits on a 40-acre campus that houses its own school, large gymnasium, and extensive activity areas. RiverValley Hospital provides a safe, structured environment for its patients, and a child and adolescent psychiatrist oversees their care. The primary goal for RiverValley Behavioral Health Hospital is to provide services that diagnose, treat, and stabilize mental and behavioral health issues thus resulting in an improvement of the individual’s overall capacity to function.

In- Patient Acute Care Services Offered:

  • Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Social Skills Training
  • Psychiatric Nursing Services
  • Educational Services
  • Structured Milieu
  • Nutritional and Dietary Counseling
  • Psychological Testing
  • Discharge and Follow-up Planning
  • School Services
  • More Services

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Crisis, Information, and Gambling Hotline

This program is a twenty-four hour, seven days-a-week crisis intervention, information, and referral telephonic service that is provided free of charge to individuals seeking help. Crisis Line services the needs of any and all special populations regardless of age, gender, religion, or circumstance presented and remains current on the resources available. Callers may remain anonymous and receive help from trained crisis call technicians. Phone calls are answered promptly by trained, caring individuals with supports and resources readily available. Providing high quality professional services for one’s family member is both a mission and a professional mandate for RiverValley Behavioral Health.

  • Crisis Line: 1-800-433-7291
  • Gamblers Line: 1-800-426-2537
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

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Therapeutic Child Support Services in Kentucky

Therapeutic Child Support (TCS) Services are designed to act as extensions of therapy for children that need additional behavioral interventions for children and families to increase positive behavior change. A worker will be assigned to work with the child and family and services are delivered in 3 stages.

  • Stage One: Developing therapeutic rapport and trust, goal development, and structuring.
  • Stage Two: Active and therapeutic work (2-5 months) 1 to 3 hour sessions, 1 to 2 times weekly.
  • Stage Three: Resolution and transition (2 months)

TCS helps parents to increase skills to address their child's needs and supports the child in making positive changes and growth. Other services may be developed to fit the individual needs of each child and family.

Children are expected to be committed their treatment. They are expected to participate in activities with the Therapeutic Child Support Professional or Staff, work the behavioral plans agreed upon by the service team, and express the needs they have in a positive manner.

Parents are expected to be committed to their child's treatment as valued members of the service team. This is achieve by attending service team meetings and therapy. In addition, parents are expected to participate in parent education classes, create a home environment that promotes positive change and communication.

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Therapeutic Rehabilitation Program in Kentucky

The Therapeutic Rehabilitation Program (TRP) is a goal oriented day treatment program for people with a severe mental illness who require more than out-patient counseling but less than 24 hour care. Clients generally attend 2 to 4 days per week. Opportunities for social interaction among participants are encouraged. A psychiatrist is available weekly.

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Partial Hospitalization Program

The partial program is a therapeutic day program that takes place at RiverValley Behavioral Health Hospital Valley School in Owensboro, KY. Partial is appropriate for children with significant problems which impair their functioning in activities of daily living including school. The format consists of a highly structured program filled with intensive therapeutic groups as well as academic instruction. Participants practice healthy behaviors and learn to master some of the challenges associated with functioning in society. The program provides a positive, supportive and nurturing environment for children. An individualized treatment plan will be developed for each child that focuses on that child’s specific needs and goals. Partial program hours will be 8:00am-3:00pm Monday-Friday, and follows the Daviess County Public School schedule. Transportation is provided for all students who reside within the Daviess County School District. Transportation may be provided for those outside Daviess County School District if they have an IEP or 504 Plan.

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Point of Entry

The Point of Entry service efficiently links new clients to the most appropriate professional service that addresses the presenting needs of the caller. From a 10-15 minute telephone conversation, the clinical assessor will often be able to determine the specific need of the client, schedule appointments with a physician, therapist, or other appropriate service provider. An appointment date, time, and location will be given during this initial call. When there is an emergency, the clinical assessor will be able to arrange for services ranging from hospitalization, crisis stabilization, or an evaluation in an outpatient setting.

  • In Daviess County, KY please call 270-689-6879 or 270-683-4039
  • Outside of Daviess County, please call 1-800-769-4920.

Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities

The two, 9-bed, Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs) are operated by RiverValley Behavioral Health. One PRTF sits on 3 acres of land while the other is located in a residential neighborhood; all children attend school through the Daviess County Public School system. The PRTFs are seen as less restrictive than an inpatient psychiatric hospital setting. All of the children and adolescents served in this environment typically have had multiple hospital stays and/or out-of-home placements which have rendered it difficult for them to be served in a less restrictive setting.

Residents are provided with a nurturing, homelike environment that enables accomplishment of individual treatment goals as a means of reaching their full potential for emotional well-being, personal growth, and active community involvement.

Therapy is designed to meet each resident’s particular level of development, ability, and potential. Core services include:

  • Individual therapy on a frequent basis with a trained and licensed therapist.
  • Group therapy several times a week within the home setting or at school.
  • Family therapy is strongly encouraged to support reunification.
  • Weekly face to face interaction with a child psychiatrist
  • Milieu therapy on a daily basis provided by direct care staff and supervised by professional staff

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Therapeutic Foster Care

Therapeutic foster care is a collaboration of services between highly trained foster families and RiverValley who provide care to children living in Kentucky. RiverValley works with many types of families and households to be foster parents. Traditional two parent homes, single parent homes, divorced, never married, and same-sex couples may be approved as foster parents if the applicants have the necessary requirements. These require background checks, a home with enough bedroom and activity space, other sources of income besides foster care, completion of training, references, acceptable attitudes in class and homestudy, understanding the state and agency's expectation on parenting practices, etc. Treatment typically focuses on teaching adaptive, pro-social skills and responses which equip young persons and their natural and foster families with the means to deal effectively with the unique conditions or individual circumstances which have created the need for treatment. The average length of treatment is 90 days. The program goals are as follows:

  • To prepare children for permanency with their own families, adoptive families, or independent living.
  • To develop better outcomes for children while reducing the overall expenses of treatment by providing the optimal care at the right time.
  • To end the multiple and "revolving door" placements which can occur when appropriate levels of care are not available.

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Other Services Offered In Kentucky

  • Adult Hospitalization Step-Down Services
  • Childhood Obesity Intervention
  • Community Habilitations Services (ADH)
  • Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training
  • Crisis, Information, and Gambling Hotline
  • Early Childhood Intervention
  • Forensic Services
  • Mental Health First Aid Certification Training
  • Partial Hospitalization Program
  • Personal Care Attendant
  • Prevention Services
  • Supportive Employment

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Access & Assessment Center

The Access and Assessment Center (AAC) is a 24-hour operation manned by Clinical Triage Specialists and Utilization Review nursing and support staff. The AAC provides a Crisis and Information Line available to consumers in Kentucky, New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, and Texas. They are the Lifeline Center for Daviess, Henderson, Ohio, Union, Webster, McLean, and Hancock counties for Western Kentucky, and also a Gambler’s Help Line for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In addition to providing support for callers in Crisis, the AAC provides clinical triage for walk-in clients in the Daviess County clinic, and has the ability to schedule appointments 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, 365 days a year to callers with the need to see a licensed professional. The Utilization Review nursing and support staff provide delivery service authorizations, reviews, and tracking for all of our Kentucky and Nevada locations. Additionally, the AAC is the central communication center for the on-call Forensic services team, case management professionals, and numerous other after-hours professional and support services.

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Crisis Stabilization in Kentucky

The Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) is an eight bed residential program for adults who need short-term crisis intervention. CSU serves individuals that are facing a psychiatric crisis and is in need of a supportive environment. Individuals will participate in group and individual therapy.

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Services Brochure

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Telehealth allows providers to see, hear, and/or interact with persons served in remote settings.

Offices that utilize telehealth are:

Daviess County

1100 Walnut St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Ohio County

1269 Duvall Rd.
Beaver Dam, KY 42320

Henderson County

618 S N Green St.
Henderson, KY 42420

Union County

233 N Townsend St.
Morganfield, KY 42437

Partnership House

314 S. Ewing Rd.
Owensboro, KY 42301