Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP)

 

Sierra Vista Child & Family Services provides two Group Homes for children ages six to fourteen that struggle in regular foster care or in home placements. These children need specialized care to ensure their safety and well-being. The homes are located in clean, safe and family oriented neighborhoods in Modesto, California and are staffed with caring, nurturing and highly trained staff that ensure these children receive the most current, therapeutic and behavioral interventions.

 

The goal of these homes is to assist the client in developing skills that promote socially appropriate functioning in family, community, and academic settings, and to transition them to a lower level of care as soon as possible. These 24 hour facilities partner with therapeutic, educational, and appropriate social supports to ensure that the children are receiving the best treatment for their specific emotional, physical, behavioral and educational needs.

 

Sierra Vista also believes that the biological family, or family that the child will be unifying with at the end of treatment play a pivotal role in their treatment. When appropriate, the family is involved in all aspects of treatment, including but not limited to, therapy, extracurricular activities, educational meetings, parenting classes, coaching and mentoring of the parents by staff and visits as soon as therapeutically appropriate. Sierra Vista recognizes the trauma that the children experience throughout their lives and tries to limit the emotional trauma in every way possible as they receive treatment and services. Partnership with all providers in the Child and Family Team meeting is the key to successful transitions as the child works on their treatment and Sierra Vista is committed to providing this treatment through evidence based, trauma informed practice that is culturally informed and sensitive to each child’s specific needs. For more information please contact us.

Foster Family & Adoption Services
101 Park Avenue
Modesto, CA 95354
p. 209-491-0872
f. 209-491-0876

Become a Resource Family for a Foster Child

Sierra Vista Child & Family Services is a highly respected, culturally sensitive, non-profit agency. Our Foster/Adopt Program focuses on equipping families with the tools to work with children that have suffered trauma and loss. At the same time our staff and families work with children to cope and learn appropriate social skills to be integrating into a loving home that will be consistent and nurturing to their individual needs. Our Foster/Adopt Program is your opportunity to open your heart and home to a child needing the loving care of a family.

 

As the state implements changes throughout all of Child Welfare, Sierra Vista Child & Family Services stays current with the expectations of local and state agencies in the expectations for care, treatment and services for children in care. Sierra Vista is licensed to seek out and approve Resource Families (formerly known as Foster Families) in and around the communities surrounding the Central Valley. Sierra Vista seeks families that have the willingness, ability and resources to provide care to children that have suffered trauma and loss in their life and focus its training on how to support children through this process.

 

Becoming a foster parent is a commitment. It requires that you meet specific criteria designated by the state and enhanced by Sierra Vista, but anyone with the ability, willingness and resources to help a child will make a great Resource Parent. The timeline for approval as a Resource Parent is mainly up to the applicant. For more information please contact us at:

 

Foster Family & Adoption Services
101 Park Avenue
Modesto, CA 95354
p. 209-491-0872
f. 209-491-0876

 

And like us on our Facebook page at: Sierra Vista Foster Care and Adoptions

 

Foster Care Support

Sierra Vista Child & Family Services offers continued training and support to families before, during and after permanency has been achieved. Through a continuum of care services, beginning with STRTP (group homes) through Intensive Treatment Foster Care, to regular Foster Care and finally adoption services, Sierra Vista is well equipped to meet the needs of almost any child in care to find a loving, consistent, structured home in which children will thrive and crisis support services that meet the needs of the child and family during the most difficult times. Sierra Vista offers on call support, training in the home, Resource family support nights, Spanish support nights for Resource Families, quarterly activities and participation in Adoption fairs and other activities to ensure that our families receive the best training and therapeutic services available in the California. If there is anything that a child or family needs, rest assured, we will find it for them. For more information, please contact us at:

 

 

Foster Family & Adoption Services
101 Park Avenue
Modesto, CA 95354
p. 209-491-0872
f. 209-491-0876

 

And like us on our Facebook page at: Sierra Vista Foster Care and Adoptions

 

Adoption Services

Sierra Vista Child & Family Services offers adoptive services for families looking to expand on their own family. Whether you are empty nesters, struggle to have your own children or are looking to expand on your current family, Sierra Vista will work with you to find the child that needs a good home and will change your life forever.

For more information on adopting through Sierra Vista Child & Family Services, call (209) 491-0872 or check out or Facebook page: Sierra Vista Foster Care and Adoptions and like us!

 

Foster Family & Adoption Services
101 Park Avenue
Modesto, CA 95354
p. 209-491-0872
f. 209-491-0876

 

Foster Care Q and A

Did you know that the name for Foster Parents is changing? They are now going to be known as Resource Parents. Did you know that you don’t have to be married to become a Resource Parent? You don’t have to own your own home and that you can live in an apartment, duplex or other approved dwelling to have children come into your home. All you need is the ability willingness and resources to care for a child in order to become a Resource Parent. Sierra Vista has built its foster program off of the support that it offers its families and the services it offers the children that come into care.

 

If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to call (209) 491-0872 or come to a informative Orientation class held every first Tuesday at 6:30pm in the Foster Care office next to Graceada Park or check out or Facebook page: Sierra Vista Foster Care and Adoptions and like us!.

Foster Family & Adoption Services
101 Park Avenue
Modesto, CA 95354
p. 209-491-0872
f. 209-491-0876

 

Children with ADHD

Sierra Vista has developed a special program to provide intervention and support to children coping with Attention- Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder. Services are designed to promote the child's success in the home, school and community. For more information about our services, contact our office at 209-550-5850.

 

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Each year 3% to 5% of families with school age children are affected by ADHD. The behaviors accompanied by ADHD are difficult to manage at home and at school, creating significant problems for children, parents and teachers. Sierra Vista Child & Family Services can help your family with this challenging disorder.

How do we know it's ADHD?

Inattention- inability to pay attention, short attention span, easily distracted, makes careless mistakes, doesn't seem to be listening.

Impulsivity - acting before considering the consequences, interrupting, difficulty waiting for turn, often talks excessively and often blurts out answers to questions before they have been completed.

Hyperactivity - behaviors such as: constant fidgeting or taps with hands or feet, runs about or climbs and leaves seat in the classroom, and often “on the go”.

Children with ADHD may demonstrate one, two, or all three of these types of behaviors. These behaviors interfere with functioning or development.  The ADHD Clinic emphasizes a treatment model that addresses the multiple difficulties faced by children and families affected by this disorder. Successful treatment of ADHD requires l a mulit-modal approach to address social, academic and emotional difficulties. Most importantly, we provide support and understanding of the challenges facing children and families affected by ADHD.

 

ADHD Clinic
1700 McHenry Village Way, Suite 11B
Modesto, CA 95350
p. 209-550-5850
f. 209-544-0487

 

Other Service Locations:

Turlock ADHD & Outpatient Counseling
2925 Niagra Street Suite 3
Turlock, CA 95382
p. 209-669-6771
f.  209-669-6786

 

Children's Counseling

The program provides mental health services to families with children ages 6-21 experiencing emotional and behavioral difficulties. Services include assessment and evaluation, individual, group and family counseling, school consultation and advocacy; parent education groups, children’s social skills groups and medication services when needed.

 

Children's Counseling
1700 McHenry Village Way, Suite 11B
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 550-5860

 

Other Services Locations 

Turlock ADHD & Outpatient Counseling

2925 Niagra Street, Suite 3
Turlock, CA 95382
p. 209-669-6771
f.  209-669-6786

 

Home Based Services

Home Based Services program provides an intensive, in-home, clinical program focused on reducing the risk of out-of-home placement and psychiatric hospitalization for children and transitional age youth. Services are delivered in the family home and include individual, parent and family counseling. Participants are referred by mental health providers in the community.

 

Home-Based Services
1700 McHenry Village Way, Suite 11B
Modesto, CA 95350

p. 209-550-5865
f. 209-544-0487

 

Early Intervention

The Early Intervention Program provides comprehensive child and family counseling services to families with children from birth through five years of age. The primary goal of the services offered through the Early Intervention Program is to provide early identification and intervention to the child and family in order to prevent more serious problems later in the child's life.

Childcare consultation services and outreach are provided to schools, teachers, daycare providers, and family resource centers. Stanislaus Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and the Children & Families Commission provide funding for this program in an effort to assist children, families, and childcare providers in obtaining early and preventative mental health services.

 

Early Intervention
1700 McHenry Village Way, Suite 11B
Modesto, CA 95350
p. 209-550-5869
f. 209-523-0442

 

First Step Perinatal Substance Abuse

First Step is a drug and alcohol treatment program for pregnant, postpartum and parenting women and their children. The goal of the program is to assist and support women in developing positive parenting skills while learning to live a healthy, drug- and alcohol-free lifestyle.

Women with children who are under the age of 18 can participate in group and individual alcohol and drug treatment services. While attending treatment, the Child Development Center is available for care of children age five and under. The year-long program is designed in a multi-phase model. Advancement in the program is contingent upon meeting specific treatment goals, completion of assignments, and maintaining abstinence of drug and alcohol use at each phase.

This program is in collaboration with Sierra Vista Child & Family Services, The Center for Human Services, the Proposition 10 Commission, Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and Stanislaus County Community Services Agency. This program is licensed and certified by the State of California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs.

 

Program Components:

  • Alcohol and Drug Education

  • Specialized Child Care Center

  • Parent Education and Support

 

Priority for services is given to pregnant injection drug users, pregnant substance users, parenting injection drug users and parenting substance users.

First Step Perinatal Substance Abuse Program
1700 McHenry Village Way
Modesto, CA 95350
p. 209-527-3270
f. 209-527-3226

 

Non-Public Schools

Sierra Vista's non-public school accepts children diagnosed as severely emotionally disturbed who qualify for this level of educational placement. Children from the community as well as our Residential Program receive education and mental health services in an environment that fosters academic, social, and emotional growth.

The program provides full academic assessment, specialized curriculum for learning disabilities, vocational education, crisis intervention, an activity program, and family counseling.

Instruction is designed to fit the individual needs of each student, kindergarten through eighth grade. Social skills training, art, music, drama, and community outings are some of the self-esteem building activities of the school program.

Students qualifying for specialty mental health services receive counseling and case management from clinical staff under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Psychologist.

The coordination between residential services and non-public school services provides consistent therapeutic programming that allows the quickest possible move to a less restrictive environment.

 

 

 

Enrollment Process
The schools provide educational and mental health services for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. A child may be enrolled in Sierra Vista's Non-Public School after an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) team decides it is the most appropriate educational placement.

There is no cost to the families of children in this program. The school district and the Special Education Local Planning Area in which the student resides fund placements in Sierra Vista's Non-Public Schools.

 

Modesto Non-Public School Programs

Kirk Baucher Non-Public School
2524 Finney Road
Modesto, CA 95354
p. 209-550-5858
f. 209-523-4625

 

Turlock Area

Sierra Vista Learning Center Non-Public School (Turlock)
830 E. Minnesota Avenue
Turlock, CA 95382
p. 209-216-0101
f. 209-216-0104

 

Public School Based Services

Sierra Vista's Public School Based Services include counseling support in the classroom, social skills instruction, and behavioral case management. The services are designed to meet the needs of children who qualify for special education services in the least restrictive educational environment.

A collaborative between Stanislaus Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, Stanislaus County Office of Education and Sierra Vista Child & Family Services provides counseling and assessment services in the classroom for children who are diagnosed as emotionally disturbed.

The counseling program is designed to meet the needs of emotionally disturbed children in the least restrictive environment and provide three levels of intensity.

 

Lasting Independence & Family Empowerment

LIFE Path

 

This program focuses on empowering and creating hope for our culturally diverse transitional age youth and adults (14-25 years of age) experiencing early symptoms of psychosis to continue on their life path through effective treatment, support, and connection.

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Modesto, CA 95354
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