Our residential program is a highly structured and intensive program providing a comprehensive array of services. The campus includes residential cottages, therapy rooms, conference and group rooms, classrooms, a fully equipped music room, gymnasium, exercise room, swimming pool, soccer field, baseball diamond, and a Health Clinic all available to support the treatment goals of the youth. Our program curriculum incorporates structured 24-hour supervision with a youth/caregiver ratio average of one to four, and intensive mental health treatment services provided by master’s and/or doctoral-level Clinicians and Psychiatrists. The program includes daily educational support, approximately six hours of group, and recreation and expressive arts therapies. Family and individual therapy, medication evaluation, and intensive case management are provided on an individualized basis throughout the week. The length of stay can range from 30 to 90 days, depending on each individual youth’s needs and insurance authorization.
Our Partial Hospitalization program (PHP) supports youth who live at home but struggle with managing mental health symptoms, risky behaviors, and behavioral problems. At this level of care, youth receive a full-day of treatment at Casa Pacifica but continue to live at home. Partial hospitalization is an effective alternative to residential or inpatient treatment and may be appropriate for those transitioning from a residential treatment program or those who need more structure than an intensive outpatient program.
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) supports youth who live at home and attend school but need extra support for mental health, emotion dysregulation, and behavioral issues. At the intensive outpatient level of care, youth receive a half-day of professional treatment at Casa Pacifica focused on acquisition of DBT skills. The intensive outpatient approach is an effective alternative to residential or partial hospitalization programs and may be appropriate for youth who need more structure than a typical outpatient program or private psychotherapy.
Our team works with insurance case managers and families to identify appropriate In-Home Behavioral Services offered by Casa Pacifica
Tier 1 services are available for eligible children who are in jeopardy of being placed in a residential treatment facility or who are returning home from such a placement. A three- to six-month program supplementing ongoing clinical services, Tier 1 services focus on changing a child/youth’s behavior, while emphasizing their strengths and capabilities. Tier 1 staff work in collaboration with the youth, the youth’s caregivers and the primary mental health provider (Casa Pacifica or other provider) to address 1 to 3 behaviors that jeopardize the youth’s ability to remain in his or her current home. Services are delivered in the home, school or community – where the problematic behaviors are negatively impacting placement. Tier 1 in-home behavioral services have an excellent track record helping youth stay at home and in keeping them from being hospitalized.
Tier 2 services is a more intensive intervention with the same goal — to keep children/youth in their own homes and communities who would otherwise be hospitalized, placed in a residential treatment program, or require PHP or IOP services. This goal is accomplished by assigning a team of providers (family facilitator, youth worker, and parent partner, if needed) who build on the family’s strengths and use natural supports and community resources. The Tier 2 approach is doing “whatever it takes” to keep the child and family together safely. This service typically lasts for approximately six (6) months though each family’s unique needs determine the length of stay within the program. In many ways, Tier 2 is a process rather than a specific service, where the family’s self-identified needs drive the plan to create a safety net of natural and community connections that will continue to support the youth and family long after Tier 2 ends.