COMPLEX NEEDS PROGRAM

The Complex Needs Program is designed to provide long term support to individuals who  have a developmental disability and have been identified as having complex needs, posing a significant risk to themselves, others or property. They require intensive services and have, or have had a history of one or more of the following diagnoses or life experiences:

  • A mental health disorder
  • Difficulty accessing appropriate supports and/or service termination(s)
  • Specialized treatment for psychiatric and/or behavioral issues
  • Multisystem involvement
  • Incarceration(s) or criminal justice involvement
  • Chronic substance abuse/dependence problems

Outcome Statements

  • Individuals will live in a safe and stable environment
  • Individuals will have a reduction in risky behaviors
  • Individuals will have valued relationships with others
  • Individuals will have access to the appropriate supports and care when needed

Success Indicators

  • 80% of positive change in goals related to individuals living in a safe and stable environment
  • 80% of positive change in goals related to a reduction in risky behaviors.
  • 80% of positive change in goals related to individuals having valued relationships.
  • 80% of positive change in goals related to individuals accessing appropriate supports and care when needed.

Measurement Tools

The Complex Needs Program will use a Goal Attainment Scale to measure the successful, partial or not successful attainment in the Individuals personal goals. The Complex Needs Program will administer a yearly Satisfaction Surveys based on the questions in the Personal Outcomes Index currently endorsed by Government of Alberta.

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