Upon intake, each program participant is screened, assigned a treatment team, and receives a treatment plan that’s customized to their particular needs. Each participant’s therapist ensures that the participant’s goals are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-related (SMART), based on personalized diagnosis, interventions, and the individual’s unique needs.
All interventions are trauma-informed and can include, but are not limited to, the following:
Treatment goals and interventions are developed through close collaboration between the participant, family, therapist, county representative(s), psychiatrist, friends/community supports, TBS coach, nurse, and other clinical personnel. The team meets as needed, with a minimum of once each quarter, to review participant progress, adjust treatment goals, and measure program outcomes to ensure the participant’s success.
Our ILS Program provides a reality-oriented experience for children and Non-Minor Dependents (NMD) who have reached sixteen years of age and need to prepare for living independently. Our efforts focus on providing skills required for gainful employment, entry into college, entry into military service, admissions into trade schools, and accomplishing everyday tasks and skills in a self-sufficient manner.
Our ILS program requires individuals to attend weekly structured group sessions where emancipation topics are discussed. Off-site workshops, field trips, computer skills training, and other classes supplement and complement the Independent Living Skills Program.
We accept Program Participants assigned from the Juvenile Dependency Court, the Juvenile Delinquency Court (per California Welfare and Institutions Codes WIC §§ 300, 601, 602), and on occasion, directly from parents or guardians (Private Placement).
The specific Conditions and Concerns of the Program Participants accepted into our ILS program may include but are not limited to the following:
Our Short-Term Residential Program provides stabilization, assessment, diagnostic, and planning services to transition the Program Participant to a more stable setting. Our Program Participants are screened on a case-by-case basis, depending on the commonality of our current Program Participant population’s needs for a safe and secure environment for those in severe distress.