Victor provides a continuum of community and school-based services that meet families where their need is to provide the support and education they deserve to help them thrive.
Our founding commitment to help children and families soar provides the foundation for every program or service we offer. We know that children thrive best when they are in a loving and supportive home, so we do all we can to shore up families and provide alternatives where that is not possible.
Victor is committed to innovating programs and services to ensure that we are responding to the academic, social-emotional, and behavioral needs and goals of each child and family, reaching them in their homes, schools, and communities.
AREAS OF SERVICE
Our founding commitment to help children
and families soar provides the foundation for every
program or service we offer.
At Victor we have a dedicated website for our Foster Family and Adoption Program. Please visit there for information on our FFA services.
Wraparound is a strength based approach which supports youth and their families in identifying their own strengths. Wraparound is an intensive, holistic method of engaging with individuals with complex needs (typically children, youth, and their families) so that they can live in their homes and communities and realize their hopes and dreams.
We partner with behavioral health, child welfare, and juvenile justice departments across California, implementing our Wraparound model focused on enhancing youth safety, permanency, and wellbeing through Wraparound programs for vulnerable youth and families. We recognize that no two families are alike, and Wraparound believes in tailoring services to meet each family’s individual and unique needs.
Child and Family Teaming (CFT) is a critical part of Victor’s services. It is widely recognized that services for children and families are most effective when delivered in the context of a single, integrated team that includes the child or youth, his or her family, natural and community supports, and professionals.
CFT can include the three elements of Child and Family Team (CFT) facilitation, Family Finding and Family Engagement services. Our CFT process is designed to provide a supportive team of caring individuals to help identify needs and strengths that our services can support and will result in outcomes of successful healing and reconnection.
Victor provides community-based programs providing a wide variety of mental health and social support services to children, youth, young adults, and families. Every team shares common goals and a treatment philosophy grounded in the belief that people need families and/or meaningful connections with others, and that support should be provided in the communities where they live, attend school and work. Victor dramatically broadens the scope of its service continuum by offering a wide number of services to an extensive list of target populations residing in the communities they serve.
Victor strives to help clients succeed in their home and community environments by utilizing a comprehensive array of Evidence-Based Practices as the foundation for its wide variety of community based mental health services.
Our mental health clinics are safe spaces for youth and families to engage in therapeutic services in a welcoming environment. The clinics are trauma-informed and offer outpatient services that meet a variety of mental health needs. Victor’s clinic-based mental health programs provide a broad range of strengths based and outcome oriented services, including individual, group, and family therapy, case management, care coordination, and therapeutic behavioral services (TBS).
Residential programs were the starting place for Victor and continue to be central to our mission to serve youth and families. Victor’s school-based services are rooted in our understanding that succeeding at school is key for youth and their families. Offering services in the school setting helps us provide support directly where support is needed.
We provide individual, group, and family counseling, as well as behavior management consultations. Victor also offers early intervention programs designed to create safe, positive, and enriching climate and culture for all students.
Our Juvenile Justice programs focus on helping teenagers to get their lives back on the track of becoming responsible adults.
Our programs are designed to help youth avoid ongoing involvement with the courts, by giving them tools to improve their mental and social health, while also decreasing harmful behaviors. We work cooperatively with families and caregivers to provide education, training and resources to help bring structure and hope for the future. We work diligently to help youth remain safely in their homes and in their communities.
We know that the first 5 years of a child's life will set the course of their lives.
At Victor we provide a wide variety of programs that focus on the health and well-being of the 0-5 population. We are committed to helping parents and caregivers to be equipped to give their children the best possible future they can have. Programs include Pathways to Wellness, Early Identification Intervention Services and screening programs for infants and toddlers for assessment and mental health services. Our goal is to help minimize the potential for developmental delays and increase the potential for success in school and life.
Transition Age Youth are a population getting ready to move into adulthood. At Victor we have specialized programs to help this group successfully make the transition to adulthood and in many cases independence, and we work to equip them with the skills they need to be as highly functioning as they can be.
At Victor we provide a coordinated and comprehensive array of services for TAY clients and allow them to selectively utilize services needed to maximize their individual potential (Resiliency/Recovery Model) and successfully transition into adulthood; services address all identified transition needs in the domains of employment, educational opportunities, living situations, community life, medication, mental health, physical well being, drug and alcohol use, trauma, domestic violence, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse.
Residential programs were the starting place for Victor and continue to be central to our mission to serve youth and families. Our program provides residential placement for youth who are unable to thrive in their homes, whether due to emotional or physical challenges. We offer one Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program in the State of California, with the option of a non-public school as needed.
Our services utilize a strengths-based approach that strives to assist with the stabilization of youth challenges and facilitate a successful transition to their family, community and education supports. With over 50 years of experience, we are a trusted place for youth to get the services and help they need to succeed.
Prevention Services revolve around the concept of getting ahead of the potential challenges of life. Through proactive training, education and resources, the programs Victor offers help youth and families get their footing and head in a positive direction for the future.
The Early Identification Intervention Services program identifies infants, toddlers and in some cases, preschoolers who show evidence of or are at risk for lags in physical development, cognitive development, language and speech development, psychosocial development or self-help skills. The program provides or coordinates the delivery of an enrichment program in order to minimize the potential for a developmental delay and to meet their current developmental needs. All of our school prevention and early intervention programs are designed to create a safe, positive, and enriching climate and culture for all students.
We recognize that where there are co-occurring disorders, there are unique needs that a treatment program must address.
Victor offers a specialized program for youth suffering from co-occurring disorders, such as substance abuse and mental health challenges. This program is for juvenile justice involved adolescents ages 12-18 suffering from co-occurring disorders and is based on a treatment collaborative. We follow a harm reduction model and ensure that all stakeholders are involved in the process. Through this process the needs of these adolescents can be met and teens can be empowered, families restored, and lifelong recoveries initiated and sustained.
Victor operates a number of non-public schools which provide special education related mental health services for students with serious emotional, behavioral and educational needs.
The “laser focus” of our non-public schools is to address the needs of each child by focusing simultaneously on their academic and behavioral growth areas while also developing their strengths and gifts. Success is measured by the ability to help children return to public school settings. We operate in close partnership with our local communities to provide the support they need for students who have been unsuccessful in the regular education environment.