WTC Behavioral Health Services (BHS) provides support to WTC consumers and other DORS consumers referred by their counselors who want support to maintain a healthy recovery lifestyle as they work toward employment and self-sufficiency. These services can be provided either in person or remotely.
While consumers are not required to meet any pre-determined criteria (such as an abstinence timeframe) to participate in BHS, they must demonstrate a commitment to the recovery process. Consumers experiencing withdrawal symptoms or with moderate-to-severe substance use will be assessed for their readiness to participate in WTC programs and may receive a referral for treatment.
Behavioral Health Services Include:
- Addictions Assessment to determine substance use, including drug testing.
- Behavioral Health Screening to assess for behavioral addictions and co-occurring (substance + behavioral health) disorders.
- Behavioral Health Counseling, including coping strategies, general support, and referrals for additional services.
- Behavioral Health Education provided to WTC career training and Work Readiness classes on topics such as:
- Stress Management for the Workplace
- Work-Life Balance
- Employment Drug Testing: Passing the Test
Behavioral Health Consultation
These may include a review of case history related to substance use or co-occurring disorders for guidance, referral or to provide a written report to support the consumer’s employment plan.
Health Services Include:
- Diabetic Assessments for Blind/Visually Impaired, ILOB and sighted consumers. To determine the consumers knowledge of Diabetes management, provide individualized Diabetic Education and enhance the overall Diabetic self-management process. Explore various equipment and technology related to blindness and diabetes.
- Diabetic Education for consumers needing assistance with their daily diabetic self-care, calculating carbohydrates, perform blood glucose checks, ensure safe insulin administration.
- Health Education as it pertains to Employment for consumers in training (basic hygiene, sleep hygiene, medication management, stress management, etc)
Many behavioral health services, such as addictions assessments and counseling, can be done remotely.
Questions about WTC's BHS Services?
If you are already working with DORS, Contact BHS Supervisor, Leo Yates at 410-554-9335, 667-335-0007 (VP), or
Leo.Yates@maryland.gov, or WTC at 410-554-9130 for more information about BHS.