The Alpha Connection Program is based within the conceptual frame work of a psychosocial treatment model. That is, while each individual resident may need treatment for a specific psychiatric issues, the individuals interaction with the environment is also a major focus of treatment. Simply releasing someone from the “System” after a lengthy period of dependent, closely supervised, highly structured, institutional living does not guarantee successful adaptation to the complexities of community living.
The residents will receive the traditional direct psychiatric services (i.e., individual, group, and family therapy). These services will be provided by licensed professionals representative of the following disciplines: psychiatry, social work, rehabilitation, and psychology. The services will be administered weekly and evaluation is ongoing by the interdisciplinary team.
Services and Capabilities
The ACYFS program is based within the conceptual framework of a psychosocial treatment model. That is, while each individual resident may need treatment for specific psychiatric issues, the individual’s interaction with the environment is also a major focus of treatment. Simply releasing someone from the “System” after a lengthy period of dependant, closely supervised, highly structured, institutional living does not guarantee successful adaptation to the complexities of community living.
Transition services are needs-oriented, force-based, and family-centered. Service providers monitor customer progress and adapt the transition plan in a team decision-making process through the children’s and family team. Transition plans are determined in a culturally competent manner by working competently and affirming with each individual, respecting their dignity and values.
ACYFS also provides Intensive Care Coordination (ICC) and Home-Based Intensive Services (IHBS) to facilitate an optimally successful transition for the customer and family. IHBS are intense, individualized and force-based, needs-driven intervention activities that support customer engagement and engagement, their significant support people, and to help the customer develop skills and achieve the goals and objectives of the plan. IBHS are not traditional therapeutic services. Services are gradually reduced, depending on customer and family response.
The services are culturally competent and respectful of the culture of each young person and their families. It is understood that each person is an individual and should be treated as such. ACYFS firmly believes that promoting the inclusion and integration of all cultures into our services improves all aspects of the services provided and allows young people to express themselves in accordance with their own normal traditions and practices.
The Alpha Connection is always searching for qualified, enthusiastic individuals who love working with children.
If you are interested in volunteering your services or applying for employment, call US at (760) 247-7930 or fill out the following forms online and email your completed application and criminal record statement to firstname.lastname@example.org .
*WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR CHILD CARE WORKER POSITIONS