Community-Based Services

Outpatient Programs

The outpatient program delivers individual, family and group therapy, which is a comprehensive response to address the mental health and well-being of families in Arizona.

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The program is a complement to the agency’s current residential treatment programming and is guided by the following overarching principles: 1) Universal gender-specific, evidence-based screening and assessment, 2) Treatment based on research-derived risk factors, 3) Comprehensive treatment matched to individual needs, and 4) High-quality, evidence-based treatment interventions.
The program is designed based on an outpatient model for girls and women focusing on services for clients transitioning out of our residential treatment programs; substance abuse program for girls; and an outpatient counseling program for parents whose children temporarily removed from their homes by child welfare. Treatment services include gender-specific assessment, intervention (featuring a variety of evidence-based approaches), reassessment and discharge planning with all involved parties. These services will effectively improve mental health functioning, and reduce client risk and recidivism. The program also supports clients in overcoming the impact of life’s risk factors by equipping them with skills to make positive choices, attain a sense of self-worth, increase self-reliance and achieve long-term success in life.

Skills Training Programs

There are two separate skills training programs delivered through Community Based Services.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills is designed using an evidence-based program to teach the skills to manage emotions, challenges with impulse control, anger issues, relationship difficulties, and stress management.
It is offered to youth and adults (ages 12+) in individual settings and teaches four key areas: Mindfulness; Interpersonal Effectiveness; Emotional Regulation; Distress Tolerance.

Independent Living Skills builds bridges to independence for youth and adults (ages 14+) by working with their unique challenges. Training and skill development consists of one-on-one sessions and is based on the client’s individual needs. Each client is assessed for their specific life skills needs using evidence-based tools and an individual service plan is created using input from assessment, the client, and their identified family and treatment team. Areas of training include balancing work, school, family; community resources; educational planning; food management; goal setting and decision-making; job seeking and maintenance; housing-related assistance; money management; personal development; self-sufficiency; transportation planning.

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