Our Programs

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.

Victim Awareness

Training to make the youth aware of the impact that their and others criminal behavior have had on victims and explore their victimization by others.

Anger Management

Service designed to teach skills to control emotions and to find productive alternatives outlets to anger.

Substance Abuse

Service to improve the student’s knowledge and ability to prevent and discontinue substance abuse.

Conflict Resolution

Service to cover conflict resolution in Juvenile Justice, implementation of peer mediation program, and provide mediation training.

Self-Esteem Building

Leadership Service to enhance self esteem.

College Awareness

“Going to College Workshop”

Gang Avoidance

Program designed to promote character building, foster leadership skills and provide options and strategies for avoiding gangs.

Family Counseling

Counseling services to strengthen parent and child relationships

Parenting Services

Service to improve parent-child relations, learn new parenting skills, offer support groups, improve self esteem, cover stress management, improve communication skills, increase knowledge of nutrition.

Life Skills

Service to improve life skills through instruction on basics of film productions through film teams using themes of drug and alcohol abuse, gang violence, peer pressure, teen pregnancy.

Health Education

Service to cover health and overall wellness, infectious diseases, poverty and diseases, infectious disease prevention, diet and nutrition, personal hygiene.

Employment Preparation Training

Service to improve interviewing skills, time management skills, job seeking skills, job placement, and career planning for students.

Healthy Teen Mother Program

Service to improve learning for Healthy Teen Mothers.

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.

ACYFS empowers and equips residents to take chart of their live through trauma informed decision making and building positive futures for youth and their families within a positive environment that respects and promotes individuality and strengthens the community.

Bridging Services

Transition services are needs-oriented, force-based, and family-centered. Service providers monitor residents 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 residents and family. IHBS are intense, individualized and force-based, needs-driven intervention activities that support residents engagement and engagement, their significant support people, and Provide Assistance to the residents develop skills and achieve the goals and objectives of the plan. IBHS are not traditional therapeutic services. Services are gradually reduced, depending on residents and family response.

Cultural competency

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 Volunteer/Intern, enthusiastic individuals who love working with children.

If you are interested in Volunteer/Intern 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 amy@alphaconnection.org .

*We are currently accepting applications for Facility Managers.