The Day Program is designed for individuals who are in need of a comprehensive, short-term, intensive level of care in order to prevent inpatient hospitalization or as a step down from an inpatient program. Clients who attend the Day Program are generally experiencing acute psychological symptoms that are difficult to manage. Clients who attend do not require 24-hour mental health treatment. The Day Program includes individual, group and family therapy, psychiatric and psychological evaluation consultation, parent training, academic instruction, and a variety of evidence based therapies designed for individual treatment and success.
The Afterschool Program is designed for individuals in need of an intensive level of care to prevent a day program or to follow up after being discharged from a day program. Programs are appropriate for children and adolescents between the ages of 4 and 21 who demonstrate social skills deficits, depression, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD, mild pervasive developmental disorders, problems related to school, or any other mental illness diagnosis.
SFCC offers an intensive therapeutic summer day program where children achieve goals, conquer fears, build confidence and self-esteem, and develop an enthusiasm for life while learning social and emotional skills that last a lifetime. While the summer program provides intensive psychotherapeutic services, we understand that the school year is stressful and that summer is a time to relax and reboot. Subsequently, all therapeutic activities occur in an entertaining atmosphere that includes daily community outings and weekly field trips where children can practice the skills they learn in groups and generalize them to outside environments.
Parent workshops and training are scheduled throughout the year and offered as a supplement to the therapies offered. Parent training is considered an integral part of all SFCC programs and participation in at least three workshops is mandatory, as reflected in your child’s treatment plan. The aim of the workshops is to assist parents to help their child generalize the skills they learn during programming to outside environment.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs are designed for children and adolescents exhibiting problem behaviors and skill deficits. These programs teach social, motor, and verbal behaviors through the use of behavioral observation, positive reinforcement, strategic prompting, and the use of data collection systems. Programs include: Early Intervention, Social Skills Training, 1:1 discrete trial training treatment, community outings, in home behavior training, individual parent training, and parent workshops. Hours and times are customized depending on the needs of the individual and the individual’s family. ABA is widely recognized as a safe and effective behavioral treatment for individuals with behavioral challenges from ages 18 months – 21 years.
Outpatient programs are developed for acute and non-acute mental illnesses, including crisis prevention.
Approved programs designed to assist recovery and manage mental illnesses. A comprehensive psychiatric evaluation/assessment may result in a medical, herbal, or vitamin regiment.
Licensed clinicians work with families to identify dysfunctional patterns of communication and relating, implement structure, and set consistent limits within the home. There is an emphasis on increasing positive interaction between family members and creating peace and harmony within the home.