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Lookout Mountain Care Management Entity (LM CME)

Mailing Address:
1875 Font Drive
Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742

Phone: (706) 806-1260

Contact Person: Erin Conaway

Web Site: http://LMCME.org

Population Served:
Child Welfare,Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances

Mission:
To create a family driven, youth guided, and culturally competent system of mental health interventions and supports organized into a comprehensive and integrated network to meet the multiple and changing needs of children and their families.

Description:
Lookout Mountain Care Management Entity (LM CME) is an organizational entity, which is funded by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, to coordinate care for youth with complex behavioral health challenges and who are involved with multiple systems. LM CME utilizes: 1. A youth guided, family-driven, strength-based, individualized, collaborative and culturally proficient approach known as Wraparound which is coordinated across agencies and providers. 2. Intensive home and community-based services and peer supports, which are alternatives to costly out-of-home placements.

Organization role:
• Provide family to family or youth to youth support on an individual family or youth level (e.g., peer-to-peer, family support partners, parent navigators)
• Sponsor/run support groups for families or youth
• Provide contracted direct services (e.g., respite, care management)
• Provide education to families or youth on issues of interest
• Provide training and mentoring of family members or youth (e.g., to assume leadership roles, act as provider)
• Provide training and presentations to system of care/child serving agencies or community
• Provide technical assistance (e.g., to other family or youth organizations, child serving agencies)
• Recruit family members or youth for positions within child serving agencies
• Organize conferences
• Participate in child serving system/system of care policy-making and leadership groups
• Participate in child serving system/system of care management meetings
• Provide quality monitoring and evaluation
• Provide advocacy
• Conduct research
• Conduct social marketing

Organization type:
• A statewide family-run organization
• A statewide youth-guided organization
• A family-run or youth-guided organization with a current or past affiliation with a System of Care Community of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program (i.e., CMHS System of Care grant site)

Region(s) served:
• Statewide
• Regional

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