Lake Elsinore

VCSS Lake Elsinore is a community-based, mental health treatment program serving both the Lake Elsinore community and the larger Riverside County region. The program works in collaboration with multiple community organizations to improve quality of life, and build individual and family strengths. In partnership with Riverside County Department of Mental Health, VCSS Lake Elsinore provides a full array of specialty mental health services to children and their families, utilizing a strength- based, family centered philosophy.

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.  

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

Academy Classrooms

Academy Classrooms is a part of .

Academy Classrooms provides psychoeducation for 7th and 8th Graders in Lake Elsinore USD. The goal of the program is to improve academic performance and reduce dropouts. The more work we can do in reducing dropouts the better the community will be overall. This program is done in partnership with the Lake Elsinore Unified School District. 

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