Statewide Clinical Consultation and Training
Many of those who use the services of the Department of Behavioral Health
and Psychiatry are individuals and families whose circumstances are
extremely difficult due to developmental disabilities. For the
developmentally disabled, Trinitas Regional Medical Center's Statewide Clinical
Consultation and Training (SCCAT) program offers key services to those over
the age of 18, including assessments, linkage to mental health and
behavioral services in the community and crisis mobile response.
Developmentally-disabled individuals living within their communities in all
21 New Jersey counties are eligible for this service. An Integrated Service
Delivery Team can assist with case management based on referrals it receives
from Essex, Union and Somerset counties as well as Hunterdon, Mercer,
Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean counties.
SCCAT works very closely with the Trinitas inpatient staff. When
hospitalization for this population is necessary, SCCAT facilitates
admission to the Dual Diagnosis Mentally Ill/Developmentally Disabled
Psychiatric Inpatient unit. This 10-bed Acute Unit is designed to meet the
special needs of this population by preventing long-term
institutionalization and also maintaining community placement by providing
short-term acute psychiatric inpatient services. For children and
adolescents who are dually diagnosed, the child inpatient unit also offers
services geared toward servicing these needs.