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Presentation: The Faces of COPE

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 Our Mission: COPE Behavioral Health (COPE) is committed to the concept of the rehabilitation and restoration of a person to a condition of health that allows for useful and productive activity through a holistic professional approach. COPE is relentlessly dedicated to providing quality mental health care and rehabilitation services for children, adolescents and adults who experience acute psychological distress, behavioral disorders or serious mental illness.  Through individualized and professionally designed treatment programs, consisting of therapeutic in- home and community services, we pursue goals that lead to an overall improvement in the quality of life of the individual.


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Services initiated by fast, simple referral system

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Group of Friends SmilingThe COPE Behavioral Health referral system helps connect youth-related organizations to valuable services in both emergency and non-emergency situations. Organizations regularly accessing referrals include pediatrician offices, the Office of Juvenile Justice and the Department of Children and Family Services.

COPE provides services to children, adolescents, adults, and special populations in accordance with the Louisiana Office of Behavioral Health and Department of Health and Hospitals.

The program conforms to Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP) principles and provides:

  • Needed services in the client’s home or community
  • Least restrictive, most normalized environment
  • Comprehensive array services that address physical, emotional, social and educational needs
  • Consumer and family-centered approach to strength-based service
  • Culturally appropriate services
  • Interagency collaboration and cooperation
  • Early identification and intervention
  • Include specific client/family outcomes in the accountability system

There are no fees to initiate a referral and options are offered to alert the staff to the immediate nature of the request. Click: MAKE A REFERRAL NOW!


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COPE Behavioral fills gaps with viable bridges

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Mental health services affect systems in our society that include education, health, social services and criminal justice. COPE Behavioral Health, LLC, and organizations like it help fill crucial gaps in services while also building bridges of understanding and cooperation in the differing systems.

Behavioral disorders involve a pattern of disruptive behaviors that continue for at least six months or more. They cause problems in school, at home and in social situations. Most people will show some of these behaviors briefly from time to time, but behavior disorders are more serious.

Behavioral disorders include:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Emotional Behavioral Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Behavioral disorders can lead to the following issues:

  • Inattention
  • Hyperactivity
  • Impulsivity
  • Defiant behavior
  • Drug use
  • Criminal activity

COPE is committed to the concept of the rehabilitation and restoration of a person to a condition of health that allows for useful and productive activity through a holistic professional approach. COPE is relentlessly dedicated to providing quality mental health care and rehabilitation services for children, adolescents and adults who experience acute psychological distress, behavioral disorders or serious mental illness.

Through individualized and professionally designed treatment programs, consisting of therapeutic in- home and community services, we pursue goals that lead to an overall improvement in the quality of life of the individual.

COPE, with offices in Baker-Zachary and Hammond, seeks to provide adults, children, and adolescents with outpatient mental health services designed to help them become and remain as functional as possible. If you, a love one or someone you have come in contact with could benefit from behavioral health services, contact us at Referrals@COPEBehavioral.net or call us at (225) 757-5699.


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Focus set on recovery, resiliency

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An ornate clock with the words Time to Heal on its faceA job you like. Good relationships with family and friends. Being in your own home. Most of us take these things for granted. But for many people with behavioral health problems, these are only dreams.

COPE Behavioral Health is a proud member of the Louisiana Behavioral Health Partnership (LBHP), the system of care for Medicaid and non-Medicaid adults and children who require specialized behavioral health services. COPE Behavioral Health operates out of offices in Baker and Hammond.

The Health Partnership is administered by Magellan of Louisiana. COPE Behavioral Health and Magellan work together helping people reach their goals for a better quality of life. That is why recovery and resiliency are at the core of what we do.

We help individuals and families achieve a number of things through resiliency and recovery:

  • A sense of belonging
  • A safe place to live
  • Days full of purpose
  • Skills to get well
  • A strong voice in their lives
  • Hope for the future

For more on these goals and services, visit Magellan Louisiana.


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Services available through partnership

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COPE Behavioral Health is a proud member of the Louisiana Behavioral Health Partnership (LBHP), the system of care for Medicaid and non-Medicaid adults and children who require specialized behavioral health services, including those children who are at risk for out of home placement. COPE Behavioral Health operates out of offices in Baker and Hammond.

See the terms and descriptions below for more about available services and facilities:

Inpatient General Hospital

This means that you can be cared for in a hospital.

Visits to a Psychiatrist

This means that you can be cared for by a medical doctor who is trained to treat behavioral health problems and can make sure you are getting the right care, including medicines if needed.

Licensed Mental Health Practitioner

This means you can talk to a behavioral health counselor about your problems. These counselors are licensed by the State of Louisiana and can be:

  • Doctors
  • Psychologists
  • Medical Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Advanced Practice Nurses

Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility for Children and Teens

This means that youth under 21 years old can live in a place where they can get treatment.

Therapeutic Group Home for Children and Youth

This means that youth can live in a home-like setting with a small group of other youth to learn how to help them feel better, find new friends, and do better at home, school, and work.

Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment (for all youth and certain adults)

largelogo_492x125This means that people with mental illness can get counseling in their home, work or school. This kind of counseling involves:

  • Planning and problem-solving to feel more comfortable and confident with day-to-day living
  • Finding friends, feeling more comfortable with others and avoiding things that cause problems
  • Planning your treatment with family members and other helpers

Psychosocial Rehabilitation (for all youth and certain adults)

This means that people can get help to feel healthy and more comfortable with other people. This counseling can include family members and other helpers. It can include:

  • Learning ways to help you feel better and stay better
  • Finding new friends, and feeling more comfortable with other people
  • Avoiding things that cause problems
  • Making a plan /getting support to take classes that interest you or look for a job

Rehabilitation Substance Use

This means you can get counseling and treatment to help stop using alcohol or drugs including treatment in a residential facility.

Prescription Drugs

Your doctor, psychiatrist, medical psychologist, or advanced practiced nurse will write a prescription for you if you need medication. If you have questions about your medication, ask the person who is prescribing your medications. You may also call your prescription drug plan.
Medicaid members should call 1-800-437-9101 or their Bayou Health plan for prescription drug coverage information.

Coordinated System of Care (CSoC) Services Youth Support and Training

This means that youth can get support provided by other trained youth who have had similar problems.

Parent Support and Training

This means families can get training from other families with similar experiences to help them learn new skills to help manage their children’s behaviors and symptoms. The goal is a safe, healthy home for children and youth.

Independent Living Skill-Building Services

This means that youth can learn the skills needed to do well living on their own.

Short-Term Respite

This means that youth can get direct care provided in their homes or community. This gives relief to families of children with a serious behavioral health issues.

Crisis Stabilization

This means that youth and their families can get crisis help when there is a severe behavioral health problem. The service can help avoid putting the youth in a hospital or other facility.

Wraparound Facilitation

This means that you can get a face-to-face meeting to discuss current treatment of you and your family member. The conference generally includes:

  • The member
  • Parent/Guardian, other family
  • Providers
  • Anyone involved in the life of the youth and family at the family’s choice

Adult 1915(i) State Plan Amendment services

Eligible adults with mental illness can have a community care manager work closely to make a treatment plan that meets the member’s needs.  Along with services already listed, the treatment plan could include:

Assertive Community Treatment

This means a team of professionals will work with you to help you with many different needs including possibly housing, substance use, psychiatry services and other needed services to help you live in the community.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation

This means that people can get help to feel healthy and more comfortable with other people. This counseling can include family members and other helpers. It can include:

  • Learning ways to help you feel better and stay better
  • Finding new friends, and feeling more comfortable with other people
  • Avoiding things that cause problems
  • Making a plan/getting support to take classes that interest you or look for a job

Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment

This means that people with mental illness can get counseling in their home, work, or school.  This kind of counseling involves:

  • Planning and problem-solving to feel more comfortable and confident with day-to-day living
  • Finding friends, feeling more comfortable with others and avoiding things that cause problems
  • Planning your treatment with family members and other helpers

Read more on services available to you in your Louisiana Behavioral Health Partnership Member Handbook.

The therapeutic staff of COPE Behavioral Health are equipped to offer services that can assist in addressing stress factors and behavioral health conditions. Outpatient mental health services customized to both children and adults in group and individual sessions. Payment options include LaCHIP and private insurance. For more information about programs and treatment plans, email administration@COPEBehavioral.net or call our office at (225) 757-5699.


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Report: Finances top mental health stresses

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bigstock-Portrait-of-a-senior-woman-hol-34202627Money woes can be a big source of division in relationships and families, but when behavioral health conditions are present, these issues can lead to additional stress making coping much more difficult. A recent report from the American Psychological Association found that money was the primary stress factor across the United States.

Finance and money difficulties can strike at any end of the socio-economic spectrum, but the research showed that parents with young children, young adults and families in low-income households were more likely to experience stress.

A significant amount of Americans are putting medical needs on hold because of financial concerns. Nearly 1 in 5 of those questioned in the survey said that money worries led them to either skipping or thinking about skipping going to the doctor when they needed care.

The therapeutic staff of COPE Behavioral Health are equipped to offer services that can assist in addressing stress factors and behavioral health conditions. Outpatient mental health services customized to both children and adults in group and individual sessions. Payment options include LaCHIP and private insurance. For more information about programs and treatment plans, email administration@COPEBehavioral.net or call our office at (225) 757-5699.


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COPE Behavioral Health, state partnership provides services

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largelogo_492x125COPE Behavioral Health is a proud member of the Louisiana Behavioral Health Partnership (LBHP), the system of care for Medicaid and non-Medicaid adults and children who require specialized behavioral health services, including those children who are at risk for out of home placement under CSoC.  Beginning March 1, 2012, the LBHP has been managed by Magellan Health Services of Louisiana. The LBHP includes participation of Magellan, OBH, Medicaid, Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ), Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), and Department of Education (DOE), who together form the Partnership.

The LBHP is designed to serve the needs of individuals who comprise one of the following target populations:

  1. Children with extensive behavioral health needs either in or at-risk of out-of-home placement;
  2. Medicaid-eligible children with medically necessary behavioral health needs who need coordinated care;
  3. Adults with severe mental illness and/or addictive disorders who are Medicaid eligible; and,
  4. Non-Medicaid children and adults who have severe mental illness and/or addictive disorders.

Through better coordination of services, the Louisiana Behavioral Health Partnership:

  • Enhances the consumer experience;
  • Increases access to a more complete and effective array of behavioral health services and supports;
  • Improves quality of care and outcomes; and
  • Reduces repeat ER visits, hospitalizations, out-of-home placements and institutionalizations.

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