Olive Crest Treatment Center
Rating: 3 stars 2 2 reviews 753
2130 East Fourth Street Santa Ana CA 92705 USA
Olive crest is dedicated to preventing child abuse, to treating and educating at-risk children and to preserving the family one life at a time.
Foster care and adoption services: olive crest recruits, trains, and certifies foster family homes from the community to provide warm, secure and therapeutically safe environments for foster children. Foster children and parents are provided ongoing therapy, training, and support services.
family preservation and wraparound: olive crest provides parent education, counseling, and case management services to help strengthen families and keep them together. Wraparound program serves children and families by providing a family-centered, strength-based planning approach to help children remain in a home environment rather than residential care.
residential program: this program allows children and teens to live in a caring environment appropriate for their age, gender, and background. Youth are empowered to choose a positive lifestyle through services that are individual, unique, and implemented with dignity. It includes residential homes, transition housing placement and project independence.
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I was excited to join a team of people dedicated in bringing educational opportunities to underprivileged, at-risk, transitional adolescents. However, I became gravely disappointed by the staff's approach to the group of adolescents they "cater" to. First, their measures to "control" and stimulate student's compliance with school rules was through violence. Several times, I would witness them contain an outbreak in a violent manner when it could have been avoided. For me, shoving a student into the "cool down" room or throwing them on the floor is a petty way of containing outbreaks. The teachers, all but one, were a joke. For example, their math class was taught through assignment sheets with no instruction. I asked one of the students if he needed help and he said "yes". The 17 year old adolescent had very little math skills and when raising this issue to the staff, they snarled. Another student had a difficult time with reading comprehension. Again, I addressed the student's academic needs and I was looked down upon. Haven't statistics proven a decrease in a student's violent behavior with proper instruction, attention, care, and compassion? Apparently, for Olivecrest this fact is not cost effective.
A student's behavioral history obstructed the staff's perception and jeopardized a student's chance in constructing a life free of violence and academic achievements. At-risk youth, mentally ill youth, and transitional youth deserve stereotype-free educational opportunities!
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I have been volunteering with Olive Crest for more than 24 years now, and in many facets. I have worked alongside staff at numerous fundraisers, helped facilitate events as a Chair, as an Executive Board Member of one of their Guilds, and as an Event Consultant. My experiences have always been supported and appreciated. The organization really assists their volunteers and ensures their success as they do events... as they realize that our success is their success. And the more we can raise, the more they can help the children who so desperately need assistance.
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