A family centered, strength based, therapeutic program provided as an alternative to out of home placement.
Flexible Integrated Treatment (FIT) serves infants, children and youth with a team approach to treatment planning allowing clinicians the flexibility to assess the level and type of services needed. As treatment needs vary over time, services are tailored to fit without interruption. Service locations may include home, school, or community settings. Treatment interventions include multiple evidence-based programs and are used to include individual, family and group therapy. Working closely with the caregiver, skills are developed to replace the high-risk behaviors. The goals of the program include building on the youth’s strengths and successes, reinforcing family connections, and improving overall mental and behavioral health.
Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) is an adjunctive program that supports the services you already have. TBS is an intensive, one to one, short-term community based mental health treatment designed for youth (with Medi-Cal) up to age 21 with serious emotional problems who are engaging in specific behaviors that endanger their safety, or place them at risk for moving to a higher level of care in a group home or locked facility. The TBS team helps identify the trigger and the pay-off to a problem behavior. Very specific plans are designed to allow the child or youth’s needs to be met in a healthy way. Working closely with the caregiver, skills are developed to replace the high-risk behaviors.
FIT and TBS Providers:
River Oak for Childrenhttps://www.riveroak.org
Stanford Youth Solutions http://www.youthsolutions.org
Uplift Family Services https://upliftfs.org
Turning Point Community Programs https://www.tpcp.org
The Therapeutic Support Services (TSS) program provides comprehensive mental health services with a specialty focus on trauma, grief and loss, attachment and permanency issues with the goal of creating a stronger family unit. TSS provides in-home and community-based services to help the child and families to resolve issues that are happening in their own environment such as home, school, and daycare,
TSS is provided by Sierra Forever Families https://sierraff.org
Residential treatment should only be considered when all other forms of support have been unsuccessful.
Basic Questions to ask Residential Treatment Programs.
Occupational Therapy (O.T.)
According to the March of Dimes Occupational Therapy (OT) can help your child with all of his activities of daily living, or “ADLs,” such as dressing, eating, socializing, etc. Therapists can help your child adapt to school – from being able to sit in a chair and hold a pencil to making friends. They help children who have sensory issues (to light, sounds, and other stimuli) become more comfortable in their surroundings. OTs provide creative ways for your child to be successful, such as recommending adaptive equipment and providing training on the use of the equipment. They can guide your child’s teachers and work with your family to ensure a smooth transition from the therapy session to school and home life.
The Adoption Assistance Program (AAP) is a federal program of financial assistance for adoptive children that goes into effect after the Adoptive Placement Agreement is signed.
All children who qualify for AAP benefits are also eligible for health care services through the Medi-Cal program.
Private pay is the primary funding source for a large majority of products and service associated with long-term care. Private pay refers to costs that are borne by the individual or his/her family. These services include a wide range of long term care products and services that are not covered by Medicare, Medi-Cal or insurance. Individuals without long term care insurance must pay for these services out-of-pocket.
The Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) can help victims and family members of victims for crimes such as: domestic violence, child abuse, assault, sexual assault, molestation, homicide, robbery, drunk driving, vehicular manslaughter.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]Choosing Therapeutic Services