Victor Treatment Centers

WorkAbility

WorkAbility is a part of .

 WorkAbility promotes independent living and provides comprehensive pre-employment and follow up services for youth in special education. WorkAbility provides secondary education students ages 14-22 with the opportunity to obtain marketable job skills while completing their education. WorkAbility is a school-based transition program working to benefit students, employers and the community by meeting the needs of local job markets.

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While we have specific locations for our residential homes, our programs serve counties, SELPA's and School Districts across California. Referrals are accepted from all counties.

It is within our community-based residential homes that the youth learn daily living skills, values, and social skills in a relationship based cooperative environment. Staff and youth work together as a team to practice the essentials of positive social relationships and self-care within a common living situation. A high staff to youth ratio in a home-like atmosphere provides a safe, consistent and predictable structure allowing each individual youth to grow at their own pace and according to their personal abilities. Victor's residential milieu program is specifically designed to teach social skills, values, enhance community involvement, develop personal health and safety education, develop leisure skills training and independent living skills.

Our family was in complete crisis when we finally received placement, and the first 6 months were incredibly difficult. But VTC staff saved my daughter. They stopped at nothing to stick with her/us and push for a break through. Although she has been home only 2 weeks, we are hopeful that it will be permanent. The staff at VTC truly cared for her and her future. 

A full range of Specialty Mental Health Services and Medication Support Services are offered. These services are based on a comprehensive assessment of needs and authorized by the placing county. These services are provided by a highly trained and licensed staff, as well as Qualified Mental Health Professionals and Para-professionals and all services are individualized to the specific child/youth and their family. In the provision of services, Victor Treatment Centers places great emphasis on the utilization of nationally recognized Evidence Based Practices in conjunction with identified Promising Practices. Utilizing such practices allows for our service delivery to achieve high levels of excellence as well as a means of measuring the progress and growth that our residents achieve while in our care.

Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS)

Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS) is a part of .

SPARCS stands for Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress.  SPARCS is a 16-session group intervention that was specifically designed to address the needs of chronically traumatized adolescents who may still be living with ongoing stress and may be experiencing problems in several areas of functioning.  These areas include difficulties with affect regulation and impulsivity, self-perception, relationships, somatization, dissociation, numbing and avoidance, and struggles with their own purpose and meaning in life as well as worldviews that make it difficult for them to see a future for themselves.  Overall goals of the program are to help teens cope more effectively in the moment, enhance self-efficacy, connect with others and establish supportive relationships, cultivate awareness, and create meaning in their lives. Group members learn and practice each of the core SPARCS skills throughout the intervention and frequently report use of these skills outside of group. Core components of this intervention include Mindfulness practice, relationship building/communication skills, Distress Tolerance, and Problem-solving and Meaning Making. Treatment also includes psychoeducation regarding stress, trauma, and triggers.

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