Curriculum Approval Process for Targeted Case Management
The Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) will approve both the initial 12-hour training curriculum and the four 6-hour specialized curricula for target populations for Targeted Case Management, as established in 908 KAR 2:260.
This regulation provides the curriculum applicant with an understanding of the requirements for a targeted case managerboth eligibility and trainingand specifically speaks to the elements of a "training curriculum" and the training requirements (testing of the trainee and evaluation of the trainers). View this regulation in Related Links.
DBHDID recommends use of this rubric and related documents to ensure providers' submission of all necessary materials. This will allow DBHDID staff to review the curricula in their entirety and make an approval decision or request supplementary materials in an efficient manner, within the period specified.
The information below lists the core components of each curriculum and explains the curriculum approval process.
Sample curriculum formats, sample test questions and a sample evaluation are provided in the "Curriculum Approval Process" section. For links to a list of Approved Curricula and a list of Frequently Asked Questions, see the Related Links box.
Overview of the Core Components of the Five Curricula
Core Components of the Targeted Case Management Curriculum (TCM) (initial 12-hour curriculum) for all Targeted Case Managers/Service Coordinators
- Engaging consumers and family members.
- Behavioral health crisis management.
- Strength-based case management.
- Behavioral health diagnosis and understanding treatment.
- Cultural awareness.
- Integrated care.
- Advocacy skills and empowering consumers.
- Developmental perspectives across the life span.
- Documentation and billing (regulations).
Specialized Curricula for Target Populations for Targeted Case Management (each is a 6-hour curriculum)
Core Components of the Curriculum for Serious Mental Illness (SMI) (6 hours)
- Adult behavioral health recovery process
- What is serious mental illness (SMI)
- Evidence-based practices
- Transition from long-term care
- Involuntary commitment and court-related outpatient treatment
Core Components of the Specialized Curriculum for Children Diagnosed with Severe Emotional Disability (SED) (6 hours)
- Overview of the phases and principles of the wraparound-based process based on the National Wraparound Initiative:
- Phase 1: Family and Team Engagement
- Phase 2: Care Planning and Meeting Facilitation
- Phase 3: Plan Implementation and Monitoring
- Phase 4: Transition
Core Components of the Curriculum for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) (6 hours)
- Addiction and recovery basics
- Meeting facilitation
- Special populations
- Care planning
Core Components of the Curriculum for SMI, SED or SUD and a Co-occurring Chronic or Complex Physical Health Condition Curriculum (6 hours)
- Chronic or complex physical health condition
- Physical health medications
- Morbidity and mortality
Curriculum Approval Process
Submit this information to:
Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
Division of Program Integrity
Program Support Branch
275 East Main Street 4CD
Frankfort, KY 40621
After a curriculum is received, it will be reviewed within 20 business days. Communication on the status of the submitted curriculum will be sent to the contact person listed on the "Single Curriculum Submission Summary."
Once a curriculum is approved, then the provider will submit, on a regular basis, general information on individuals who have completed the Targeted Case Management (initial 12-hour training) and the four Specialized Training curricula (6 hours each), as appropriate for each provider. Correspondence concerning the submission of this information will be sent via mail or email.
- Single Curriculum Submission Summary PDF Word
This document contains identifying information about the applicant who is applying for curriculum approval.
- Curriculum Rubric Documents
Each rubric document identifies the core component expectations for curriculum development for that particular focus area.
- Targeted Case Management Curriculum Rubric PDF Word
- Serious Mental Illness (SMI) Specialized Curriculum Rubric PDF Word
- Severe Emotional Disability (SED) Specialized Curriculum Rubric
- Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Specialized Curriculum Rubric
- SMI, SED or SUD and a Co-occurring Chronic or Complex Physical Health Condition Specialized Curriculum Rubric PDF Word
Questions About the Process?
Please click on "Email Contact Form" in the Contact Information box to submit questions about the process.