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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Health, Hospitals, Human Services, Mental Health, Mental Health Treatment

Mission: The mission of riverside community care, inc. Is to make a difference in the lives of individuals, families, and communities by delivering compassionate, locally-based, integrated behavioral healthcare and human services.

Programs: Behavioral health services includes an array of adult, child and family programs that enable people to cope with trauma or crisis, manage symptoms of mental illness, address addiction problems, function to their potential in school, work, and family life, and avoid unnecessary hospitalization. Services include individual, group and family counseling and medication management, consultation, psychiatric day treatment, crisis stabilization, emergency services, and trauma response. Services are provided in clinics, schools, homes, and other community locations. Licensed outpatient clinics provide mental health treatment to all ages, helping many to avoid needed higher levels of care. Emergency services provide 24/7 crisis assessment, stabilization, referral, and respite. Day treatment programs provide structured therapeutic acute and rehabilitative milieu services that enable people with serious mental health problems achieve stabilization and maintain or re-gain community residency. A variety of outreach and "wrap around" services provides stabilization, counseling, support and care coordination for children and adolescents as well as adults who have behavioral health crises and their families. The trauma center helps schools, communities, workplaces, healthcare and human service providers and individuals cope with the emotional aftermath of natural disasters, accidents, suicides, homicides and terrorism. Suicide prevention is a core component of the trauma center as well, helping schools and communities reduce the risk of suicide among teens, elders, veterans and other populations. Some services are provided in conjunction with healthcare systems and hospitals, integrating behavioral and physical healthcare.

child and family services includes a broad array of programs for children, adolescents and families designed to help children and youth succeed in relationships, school, and in their communities despite emotional, behavioral or social issues that may present challenges. Services include home and school based counseling, care management, specialized day programming, a school for youth with serious behavioral health challenges, services for victims of domestic violence, intensive family services to reduce the need for residential care, outreach programs, early intervention, early head start, and consultation services around preschool age children, adoption issues and other child and family concerns.

community living services includes an extensive array of services for adults with serious mental illness and other disabilities. These programs enable individuals to move from state hospitals to the community, work toward recovery and achieve satisfying jobs and relationships. Programs help people learn life skills, cope with symptoms of serious mental illness and frequently also significant health issues, manage medications, gain confidence in social interactions, gain employment skills and develop maximum possible independence. Services include a range of residential options from 24 hour staffed group homes, congregate apartments, to outreach support for people living in their own apartments. Some programs include specialized in-house day programs for those who are unable to tolerate the stress of attending off site programs. Pact (program for assertive community treatment) uses a small team based approach to"wrap" an array of clinical, psychopharmalogical and other services around referred individuals. Other services around also included are clubhouses for adults with mental illness and employment collaboratives, programs that link networks of disability providers with employers willing to offer jobs to adults and adolescents with varying disabilities. Peer support allows people who are further along in their own recovery to mentor, support and provide role models for other adults coping with mental illness. Clinical care, relapse prevention, support and promotion of recovery and individual empowerment are hallmarks of these services.

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