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Program Description:transitions

This clinical outpatient program serves Transitional Age Youth (TAY), ages 18-25 who are diagnosed with a Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI), many of whom are dually diagnosed with co-occurring substance abuse disorders and are at risk of homelessness, incarceration or psychiatric hospitalization with little to no support in their natural environments.

Successful Outcomes:

Transitions focuses upon a client driven model with services including psychiatric treatment, individual therapy, intensive case management services, group treatment, and rehabilitation services. The Transitions Program ensures that clinicians and case managers will also provide field based services within homes, community, and the TAY Wellness and Recovery Center. Peer staff, or “Recovery Coaches,” support clients in the achievement of their wellness and recovery goals. The program serves both the east and west regions of Ventura County and been effective in expanding access to services to traditionally un-served and underserved TAY in these areas.

Services and Supports:

The programs clinical services include Evidenced Based Practices (EBPs) such as Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment, Seeking Safety and Depression Treatment Quality Improvement to address symptoms of depression, dual diagnosis and trauma. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing are two foundational practiced treatment methods that are used with clients. Programming is specially designed to successfully engage and meet the unique developmental needs of the TAY. Examples include Creative Expression, Cinema therapy, Relationship Group, Life Skills, TAY Olympics and iPower/iGrow to name a few.

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