Victor Community Support Services

Military Families

Military Families is a part of .

Military Families is an early intervention program for all veterans and their families, active duty or retired military personnel, reservists or National Guard and who have served on or after September 11, 2001. Staff provide comprehensive assessments and screenings and offer support groups, case management and referrals, as well as individual, couples and/or family counseling. 

Urban Resiliency Program

Urban Resiliency Program is a part of .

Victor Community Support Services in Davis operates in partnership with Yolo County Mental Health, schools, and other public and private service agencies to serve local children and families. We strive to help young people make healthy choices that can propel them toward their dreams. Group and individual services are offered in the Woodland, Davis, and Washington School Districts as well as the alternative education programs in Yolo County. Other group and Parent Education programs are held in community settings where the children from these areas play and live. The Urban Resiliency Program utilizes a variety of Prevention and Early Intervention Programs.

We strive to help young people make healthy choices that can propel them toward their dreams.

 

 

Victor Community Support Services is a community-based focused agency which delivers mental health and family support services in the homes, schools and communities in which people live. VCSS delivers programs ranging from prevention and early intervention programs to highly intensive home-based services designed to prevent residential and other institutional placements. VCSS is focused on empowering people of all ages to build upon their strengths and capacities to address the problems and needs they have within their lives.

You have rescued us from danger, financial hardship and just been there for us unconditionally. You feel like you WANT to be a part of our family and that is a feeling I have never felt.

Each of the service sites within this organization share common goals and a treatment philosophy grounded in the belief that children need families, and that support should be provided in the communities where they live and attend school. VCSS offers a multitude of services to a very extensive list of target populations residing in the communities they serve. Some of the many services include: Wraparound, Specialty Mental Health Services, Therapeutic Behavioral Services, Foster Care Assessment and Treatment, Juvenile Justice Assessment and Treatment, 0-5 Services, Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment, Prevention and Early Intervention, and School-Based Services. VCSS has a comprehensive array of Evidence Based Practices as the foundation for its wide variety of community-based mental health services and strives to help children and their families succeed in their home and school environments.

 

Triple P

Triple P is a part of .

The Triple P--Positive Parenting Program is a multilevel system or suite of parenting and family support strategies for families with children from birth to age 12, with extensions to families with teenagers ages 13 to 16. Developed for use with families from many cultural groups, Triple P is designed to prevent social, emotional, behavioral, and developmental problems in children by enhancing their parents' knowledge, skills, and confidence. The program, which also can be used for early intervention and treatment, is founded on social learning theory and draws on cognitive, developmental, and public health theories. Triple P has five intervention levels of increasing intensity to meet each family's specific needs. Each level includes and builds upon strategies used at previous levels:

  • Level 1 (Universal Triple P) is a media-based information strategy designed to increase community awareness of parenting resources, encourage parents to participate in programs, and communicate solutions to common behavioral and developmental concerns. 
  • Level 2 (Selected Triple P) provides specific advice on how to solve common child developmental issues (e.g., toilet training) and minor child behavior problems (e.g., bedtime problems). Included are parenting tip sheets and videotapes that demonstrate specific parenting strategies. Level 2 is delivered mainly through one or two brief face-to-face 20-minute consultations. 
  • Level 3 (Primary Care Triple P) targets children with mild to moderate behavior difficulties (e.g., tantrums, fighting with siblings) and includes active skills training that combines advice with rehearsal and self-evaluation to teach parents how to manage these behaviors. Level 3 is delivered through brief and flexible consultation, typically in the form of four 20-minute sessions. 
  • Level 4 (Standard Triple P and Group Triple P), an intensive strategy for parents of children with more severe behavior difficulties (e.g., aggressive or oppositional behavior), is designed to teach positive parenting skills and their application to a range of target behaviors, settings, and children. Level 4 is delivered in 10 individual or 8 group sessions totaling about 10 hours. 
  • Level 5 (Enhanced Triple P) is an enhanced behavioral family strategy for families in which parenting difficulties are complicated by other sources of family distress (e.g., relationship conflict, parental depression or high levels of stress). Program modules include practice sessions to enhance parenting skills, mood management strategies, stress coping skills, and partner support skills. Enhanced Triple P extends Standard Triple P by adding three to five sessions tailored to the needs of the family.

Variations of some Triple P levels are available for parents of young children with developmental disabilities (Stepping Stones Triple P) and for parents who have abused (Pathways Triple P).

Set for School

Set for School is a part of .

Set-4-School provides a comprehensive continuum of early identification, early intervention, and treatment services designed to promote social competence and decrease the development of disruptive behavior disorders among children ages 0-5.  

Seeking Safety

Seeking Safety is a part of .

Seeking Safety is a present-focused treatment for clients with a history of trauma and substance abuse. The treatment was designed for flexible use: group or individual format, male and female clients, and a variety of settings (e.g., outpatient, inpatient, residential). Seeking Safety focuses on coping skills and psychoeducation and has five key principles: (1) safety as the overarching goal (helping clients attain safety in their relationships, thinking, behavior, and emotions); (2) integrated treatment (working on both posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse at the same time); (3) a focus on ideals to counteract the loss of ideals in both PTSD and substance abuse; (4) four content areas: cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, and case management; and (5) attention to clinician processes (helping clinicians work on countertransference, self-care, and other issues).

Personal Power for Young Men and Women

Personal Power for Young Men and Women is a part of .

Adapted from David Hafter's book this group teaches young men and women how to be young men regardless of what society, and their friends, tell them is the right, or "cool", thing to do. The program focuses on teaching them how to develop the courage to learn to "do the right thing because it is the right thing to do." 

Parent Project

Parent Project is a part of .

AT VCSS San Bernardino we have adopted the Parent Project® as a key intervention program. The mission of the Parent Project® is to develop parent-training programs for parents raising difficult or out-of-control children. We are committed to providing highly effective programs that are affordable for every parent. At the Parent Project®, we believe that parents are the answer. In our 27 years, this program has worked with over ½ million parents raising difficult or out-of-control children. The programs are based on these experiences and successes. No matter how difficult the situation may be, this program can help. "Little miracles". It's what we the Parent Project® is all about.  The Parent Project is now the largest court mandated juvenile diversion program in the country and for agencies, the least expensive intervention program available today.

Mental Health First Aide

Mental Health First Aide is a part of .

Mental Health First Aid is an adult public education program designed to improve participants' knowledge and modify their attitudes and perceptions about mental health and related issues, including how to respond to individuals who are experiencing one or more acute mental health crises (i.e., suicidal thoughts and/or behavior, acute stress reaction, panic attacks, and/or acute psychotic behavior) or are in the early stages of one or more chronic mental health problems (i.e., depressive, anxiety, and/or psychotic disorders, which may occur with substance abuse).

The intervention is delivered by a trained, certified instructor through an interactive 12-hour course, which can be completed in two 6-hour sessions or four 3-hour sessions. The course introduces participants to risk factors, warning signs, and symptoms for a range of mental health problems, including co-morbidity with substance use disorders; builds participants' understanding of the impact and prevalence of mental health problems; and provides an overview of common support and treatment resources for those with a mental health problem. Participants also are taught a five-step action plan, known as ALGEE, for use when providing Mental Health First Aid to an individual in crisis:

• A--Assess for risk of suicide or harm
• L--Listen nonjudgmentally
• G--Give reassurance and information
• E--Encourage appropriate professional help
• E--Encourage self-help and other support strategies

In addition, the course helps participants to not only gain confidence in their capacity to approach and offer assistance to others, but also to improve their personal mental health. After completing the course and passing an examination, participants are certified for 3 years as a Mental Health First Aider.

Educationally Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS)

Educationally Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS) is a part of .

ERMHS encompasses a wide variety of treatments and programs that serve the mental health community. Programs under the ERMHS umbrella Include:

  • Assessment & Evaluation
  • Individual, Family & Group Counseling
  • Rehabilitative Services
  • Parent training and Family support
  • Crisis Intervention and stabilization
  • Medication support and monitoring; and
  • Wraparound intensive services

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