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Appropriate Adolescent Behavior Program

PAASE© Program for Appropriate Adolescent Self Expression

The PAASE© Program is an offense-specific therapeutic program, which utilizes an internationally recognized, evidence-based treatment plan for each client. It is designed to work with the juvenile court adjudicated adolescent male population who have acted out sexually and/or pose a risk to offend without treatment interventions. This highly successful and effective program has proven to greatly reduce the probability of offending. All clients are assessed upon entrance into the program to determine the appropriate therapeutic program. As the clients work through the program, they receive ongoing assessment and an end-of program final evaluation. The program also includes a Family Education Class for parents and guardians as well as formalized family therapy sessions. For those parents or guardians who may not have the ability to attend the classes and family therapy sessions, Trinity provides transportation to and from their homes. The program is designed for a treatment duration that varies according to the needs of each client to ensure that the lowest possible recidivism factor is achieved.

Mental Health Services

Upon intake, each client is assessed, assigned a treatment team and has a treatment plan customized to his particular needs. The therapist ensures that the client’s goals are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time-related), based on the diagnosis, and interventions specifically address the clients’ individual assessed needs. Interventions can include, but are not limited to, individual therapy, group therapy, specialty groups, family therapy and in-home behavior services. Evidence-based programs are used and include, but are not limited to, Seeking Safety, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Managing Adaptive Practices, Motivational Interviewing and Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The child’s treatment goals and interventions are developed through the collaboration of the Child and Family Team that includes the client, family, therapist, county representative(s), psychiatrist, friends/community supports, TBS coach, nurse, and other clinical personnel. The team meets as needed, but in no event less than once each quarter, to review progress, adjust goals and measure outcomes to ensure success.

Independent Living Skills (ILS) Program

The objective of the ILS Program is to provide a reality-oriented experience for adolescents who have reached the age of sixteen years and need to prepare for living independently. Efforts are focused on providing skills for gainful employment, for college entry, military service entry, admissions to trade schools, and for development of everyday tasks and skills for self-sufficiency. This program requires clients to attend weekly structured group sessions where emancipation topics are discussed. Off-site workshops, field trips, computer skills training and other classes supplement and complement the Independent Living Skills Program.

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