Sertoma Centre’s Behavioral Health Services Program provides vocational programming for high school students, who are age 16-22 with developmental, learning, emotional or behavioral disorders who are preparing to enter the work force. The goal of the program is to help the student make a successful transition from the school environment to the work place.
The overall objective of Behavioral Health Services Program is to provide a well-integrated vocational training program to high school students who are currently participating in a special education program or are eligible for special education through their local school district. The Behavioral Health Services Program enables adolescent students in special education to obtain needed skills that will assist them in transitioning from adolescence to adulthood. These skills focus on community integration, especially in the areas of: work, independent living, and developing the individual’s abilities to lead productive lives.
1. At least sixteen (16) years of age but not yet twenty-two (22).
2. Enrolled in or eligible for a public school Special Education Program.
3. Ability to self-medicate, if medications are taken while at Sertoma Centre.
4. Diagnosed with a developmental, learning, emotional, behavioral, or psychiatric disorder.
5. Able to give informed consent to participate in the Behavioral Health Services Program him/herself or through a guardian.
6. Funded by the school district.
IEP Team will convene to discuss programming needs as requested and or needed. Refer to the Program Accessibility Chart for programs/services availability.
1. The student reaches the age of twenty-two (22).
2. The student graduates from the public school special education program.
3. The student successfully completes all IEP goals.
4. The student has been referred to another program.
5. The student has obtained community employment.
6. The student and/or guardian choose to terminate services.
7. The behavior of the student places him/herself or others in danger.
8. Sertoma Centre, Inc. can no longer meet the needs of the student.
9. Student is not benefitting from services.
9. Funding is terminated.
SCOPE OF SERVICES:
Population(s) Served: High School students (age 16 through 22) with developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, mental illness, behavioral disorders, emotional disorders, physical disabilities, and dually diagnoses DD/MI.
Settings: Services provided are primarily facility-based. Outings occur in the community.
Hours/Days of Service: Monday through Friday: 8:30am to 3:30 pm.
Frequency of Services: Students can attend on a full-time or part-time basis depending on their need.
Payer Source: Local school districts or private pay.
Fees: There are no fees aside from community outing costs or special events costs.
Referral Sources: Local school districts and families.
• Vocational Training
• Community-Based Assessment of work skills (available through Sertoma’s Employee
Development Services, EDGE
Skills Training Groups (examples listed below)
o Communication Skills
o Social Skills
o Conflict Resolution
o Anger Management
o Self-Esteem Enhancement
o Job Readiness
o Diversity Awareness
o Financial Literacy
o Self Advocacy opportunities
• Independent Living Skills: Self-Advocacy, Diversity Awareness
• Individual Behavioral Management Contracts/Behavior Intervention and Treatment
• Individual Counseling or Therapy (based on assessment/need)
o Reality therapy
• Community Integration Opportunities
• Behavioral Rewards Store
September 16, 2013