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Friday, November 10th


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Good morning and welcome to another edition of living veteran San Diego public service presentation of the and a count San Diego radio stations and apparently. The San Diego center for children is San Diego's oldest nonprofit serving children. And families that work with children and families with mental emotional. We're behavioral problems the San Diego center for children and its employees are the leaders and experts for children's behavioral health care. Joining us this morning San Diego center for children president and CEO doctor Morse is our own. And vice president of clinical operations. Doctor Cheryl wrote. Welcome more assists and sheriff who could be your lets some of the little background information on your organization in San Diego center for children tells little bit about the organization. I'll be delighted to do so this and listen to for children is the oldest nonprofit. Serving the needs of children and youth in our community actually this year we celebrate a 130 years. By providing a range of therapeutic and educational services do you put mental emotional behavioral disorders. We have a presence felt economy. We have a range of programs and facilities or main facilities and Linda Vista. And what it's going to be unique about us is that we have an opportunity to really work with some is due to identify what the needs of the children have been into the family and then be able people to connect them. We do appropriate level of care legacy before we do have a range of programs in the community and actually throw sheriff who took obsolete in about slow those programs. I'd be happy to you. And as Lisa said we have a a range of service since. That we provide for children and and and adolescents and families we serve used as young as three and up past there eighteenth birthday into a young adults and our focus is really on working with families. And so most people know us for our residential therapeutic programs which is in our Linda Vista location. So we provide 24/7. Residential. Care to used to have our brains as mental health behavioral health needs. And we also do a wide range of community based in school based services as well. Including our outpatient clinic in the knicks are feeling homicide. I'm Morgan talk. About the wellness and we'll talk about some programs and services that offer. As well and in more detail what is what is the the mission and or vision of the San Diego center for children. You know something that I think it's important to point out he's got a lot of people don't don't know that about. 15 children youth in our community experiences from mental emotional behavioral disorder but it's 20% of the population. I wouldn't when we think about our count me in range reaches back five to eighteen were talking couple's 2101000. Youth that are experiencing some of these challenges. Some of the off. Important concern also is not only the number of you to very infective but the fact that many of them don't get to help. They need some receivers are just a close to 80% of that you don't get to help they need. So their family life for a vacation there involving the community will be effective. So our mission is really to be able to provide the range of services that these you need to do to succeed. What we Ferguson's protected protecting Detroit Charles who preventing emotional suffering and inciting change. It's the way we do that is by being able to again provide many different pathways and nexus two to care. Also are being able to conduct comprehensive assessments to ensure that we understand well what it is that the child that you kind of the family mainly. And be able to respond to that by providing the appropriate intervention. Are in terms of our game the range of services but don't wearable to provide but also to work closely with the Fallon because we do we believe that we can work with the family empowered to family. We know that the youth he's gonna do better and is going to be able to succeed and reach his or her own or potential. Felt when you say you're dealing with you work with the children of families with mental emotional or behavioral problems was some of those problems that you're seeing that. At San Diego center for children. Well we serve youth with a wide range of needs that some of the most common present teen concerns that we see. Are used to or struggle he wins. Mood disorder arsenic depression is very common especially amongst our adolescent population. We see a lot of used to are struggling with anxiety that may interfere with their ability to. Go to school and functioned well at school that's often one of that initial concerns that parents will come into the center with this. My child is really struggling at school struggling to go to school struggling to do well socially or academically at school. 'cause a behavioral problem or an emotional problem that's interfering. Sometimes it's really struggle with. Halloween attractions and rules are struggling with being able to think get along. Hahn and so were working with families Iran on its. How it too affected fleet parents used to have different kinds of needs attention deficit disorder is obviously in a very common presentation that we see as well. And we also have some specialty services so we worked with used on the autism spectrum. He's out across the age span from very young children all the way up 32 young adults too are. Beginning to venture out of the family and into a more independent living. And I AM people do you serve. On a daily basis. So we touched the lives in. In our eight locations drug economy of about a thousand people every single day. Again we workweek would surely we can work routines were we also work we've we've we've founding members and in addition to the condition to the conditions the challenges fictional was talking about. Another important population that was served whose. Are you to have been impacted to my history of abuse neglect armed or some other form of trauma. Actually that's one of the area settles who specialize in and about 25% of the youth that we war equip a really involved with child welfare which means that. They have experienced. Challenges abuse. Declared to the point that it became necessary for them to remove from their homes and community provide them with appropriate level of care so that's an area that was specialized on. Our staff is trained to really have a charming foreign lengths and do you have to use the best possible interventions to work with. Dose arm children and teens whose like I've been significantly impacted by what's been going on their families. How long have you been with them city center for children so I have been with the center or leave it over three years. So actually just last September he was three years and shell has a bit of a longer history which I'm I'm I'm glad to provide some sort of continuity and sensibility about but I'm really delighted to be at the center. Actually when those things are brought me to the center is really not only the mission. But also the quality of the kid that is being provided and also the quality of film of the colleagues that are workweek I'm really impressed me in and day out not only about their ability there's skill. But also the commitment to mission. And and Cheryl how long have you been with others I've been with the center for about seven and a half years although like we assess that we've both been in this community working in and the field of mental health and children's no health floor through a couple of a couple of decades between asked. I'm an IT was really attracted to the center by. The quality. Of the services that were being provided in the end assessment that the staff. Put into the work with youth and family sits in theory challenging job. Done and seize our theory committed individuals. You had dedicated their education and their lives to working with this population. And they love what they do. Now you according to your website it went dead did little research you use evidence based practices in your programs can explain what that it. Sure when we talk about mental health services and evidence based practices. We're talking about a protein art treatments with science. Based. Interventions. So our staff are very well trains in a number of different approach just. To working with children and families who have the difficulties that myself and I have described. So there are particular approaches to working with used at different ages to working with youth who are. In the homer out of the home. And so we've put a lot of support behind our setup so that they have the tools and knowledge and the resource says. T used evidence based practices so for example voice asked was talking about the work that we do with used. Who've experienced Tron now whether that's trauma in early childhood Indian separated from family. Or an event that might have happened a little bit later in there and their like the single traumatic event. So our staffer trained in a methodology called. Thomas focused cognitive behavioral therapy it's pretty much the gold standard. In how working with youth who experience trauma and the majority of our staffer trains in fat modality. Suitors something that it's important also for people to know these cuts at the center we really tried to use. What there is the best approach proven approach to do with how cute. And we are also accredited nationally accredited by the joint commission which is really the highest level of accreditation that you can have four. Behavioral services and actually be a crater also health services so that means that we have made really. A commitment on our part. Two seek excellence in everything we do in our environment of your portals and interventions. And the requirements that are that are needed to be able to. Not only obtain put maintain that level of accreditation. So we want people to know that when they come to pause. We're going to be not only doing the best to be able to help understand your challenges and difficulties partner with them but also be able to provide the best possible intervention the best possible care. To do to ensure that they are successfully and outcomes. And and Howell. Our our people are they refer to you that myself referred agencies what what is the process so there is a range of all the options of this group of you know which are also talk about god. So people can come to awesome and can connect with Dawson in a number of different ways and actually I'm gonna use this opportunity to invite people to visit our web site. Which is www. Center for children duck or who's a plethora of information Derek federal news that speaks not only about the range of programs but also have to be able to access them. So I'll where we encourage people to do they can either self identify who's what we'll reach out to also parents I have concerns have questions can contact us. And they won't be able to connect with one of our professionals that is going to be able to help identify a while for May be the best approach to pass the best level of care. We also receive referrals from the countess and do a number of programs that she'll be talking to be more about from school districts. We also do work weeks private insurance so families can sometimes taxes those services if needed. The wheels of a very robust training program that allows to be able to provide care to those that don't have resources. So we really tried to do our best to ensure that people can contact us. Are given an opportunity to exit the best level here and we've we have been out to be the best approach of the provide a missed approach would be the best match for them we will try to connect them with appropriate features in the community. So we partner with a lot of public. Service. Agencies in our community as my assessments in the county of CN DA can go through the child welfare services. And behavioral health services are partners with us in a number of the services that we provide to the weak hand. Really. The reach out and connect with families you have lower in comes in and fewer resources have medi cal. And so we really try to help those most in need in our community through those partnerships. And additionally we partner wins a number of the local school districts and special education. Districts throughout San Diego County we have partnerships in the north county and south bay east Downey. And I mean and was San Diego unified so were able to accept referrals. Through schools and in partnerships with schools and not useful for mental health services and for specially. Haitian services. How do you determine if if for your programs are going to be a good fit. For an individual or. A family. No that's that's a very good question about three minutes to start so we do spend a lot of time on poem on the front and with the assessment on the screen our staff is trained sort of went calmly calls for a stupid than to say exactly what the concerns are. Or sort of the resources that they may have access to. And to make sure that we connect him with appropriate with the appropriate level of care so we do spend time with families are going to be talking to someone no one of our program to its gonna be asking some questions that's going to be able to really try to understand what the concerns are. Because we wanna make sure that when people look at connected to one of our services that it is going to be a good thing that's gonna be of good. Opportunity for Pitt for them to get the help they need. And we have a lot of times their feelings call do you really know what Daimler they just know that their struggle lean. With their child and they wanna find help and and often they're not sure where to turn so they're they're calling and asking lots of questions. And to figure out what kind of help do I need. And and so we're trying to guide them through those questions to figure out what would be the best at the services and where to start an asthma says that sometimes it's with us and one of our services and sometimes we can help people figure out. Where else in the community can reach so if you can't help it and you'll you'll reform elsewhere absolutely we try to profoundly center approach and actually something that we started recently which is one of our new initiatives because in addition and something that I wanted to point out in addition to using evidence based practices. Interventions that are based on science and that we don't have good outcomes. We'll all also have a commitment to innovation. We understand that there are certain gaps that exist certain important as the links is to improve services. And we really trying to identify how to best enhanced. Really the quality of experience for the families and to do that we work with. So one of things we're doing at this point here is that we have development development pathologist not only to view to assess the news of the youth. But also to be able to understand what the needs of the family in fact that queuing for a child with special needs to have the family for the challenges that they may be experiencing the kind of support that they mean it. And not only looking at the mental emotional behavioral component but some of their services coming into communities and what we tried to do is also guys' families. In terms of the skills that they may need. They interventions that they may need to support the maimed or the connection to Walter. Resources in the community that may help them be successful in taking care of themselves the child. Or fourteen. The next experiencing some challenges. Let's let's talk about some of your programs and services what's what's your the transition resource center. Well when he goes to transition and something that is important for for your audience to be thinking about it is. When when we have we use that is experiencing challenges because of mental emotional behavioral disorder and they're getting close to. Eighteen or 21 understood and they're thinking about transition to adult life. We cannot expect that things all of a sudden are going to be okay simply because they turn again eighteen under a young adult. It's something that we're trying to do is some new initiative forums or something that we're very very excited we have created a methodology to be able to understand what are going to be the needs of these used. I'm by the age of 1516 years old. And we we look at all the mentions of what are going to be the housing into other going to be their ideas and aspersions were career for job. What have been competing to pin even skills that they gonna have to develop to be successful or more we tried to do with this assessment is today and used this information to develop an individual let's transition plan. I interviewed today and given access to the skills and the coaching the war helped them be successful and to connect him with appropriate that gold resources. It doesn't feel like like they're navigating amaze awful potential all resources of gold resources and a community imparted with their family partner with the YouTube to help them. So we're providing that service with a bid to some of our programs we hope to expand it in your future the outcome so we're getting our very very positive. And we hope to you what to partner with Alderson to community to make. To make this available to even more use. And you mentioned earlier this school based programs. Right there's a part of what you do absolutely. Ams that we partner with schools to provide services I they're in partnership with the school districts sometimes were able to push into it I used school and work directly in the school we did in the east county with our offices and services. I'm sometimes we have schools refer used to lessen and will work with the families in our programs and our clinics as well so we're really trying to. Part airing meet the needs where there at the transition services and I actually am and also a great way of partnering with used in their schools. As he used are approaching graduation and sometimes you know that's where the red flags come up and lots of concerns and so. When we can work with youth at that stage and figure out what's the next step in education how we help you transition. From your high school into the the what next step which might be continuing education might be vacation home. Act and help them move on to. Figuring out what they need at that point sometimes families are able to provide the sport and the coaching that they need. But sometimes needs someone outside the Stanley to provide that service some assessments. Describing that a little bit our web site house our transition resource manner which has and self guided linkages that feelings and you can use to look at what kinds of services are available for them as their making those transitions into adulthood and Emily Emily schools are you in house. A number I know I can tell you that in the how do we connect with 27 different schools across four different districts. In the North County we had a partnership with a special education and local planning area that includes fourteen. Different school districts. Across north county and then in the south bay a four on three out of high school campus and then of course scenic and unified. At partners with NASA animosity level so we're super. When I think about it and you look at school districts we have partnerships with every single one of them are at different levels in terms of the programs in some cases we partner with them to bring services flew to the classroom or into the campus. In some of the cases we partner with them to be able to receive referrals from them. 21 of our our programs but we really have our relationship which school districts throughout the region. And actually frequently we go beyond our reach and also moving into what accountants. Dot and it requires more than they helped out that we provide. And something that it's important to also mention is that in addition to go. The range of mental health services that we provide to this population we also understand education component being very important so. Symptom ago we develop on nonpublic school which is why Oscar credited them as one of the very few. Special educational public schools that is what's accredited again always reaching for the highest level of care. That we can and these are used that are referred to a loss and special that that are referred to wasn't because of the challenges that many experts and experienced in terms of learning all behavioral viewer emotionally. It is identified. Now by their Arab. He individualized educational program teens. That we may be depressed if we provide. Quite a range of very integrated services to them so I've had our campuses and you're on the incentive for children academy. Are we provide. Not only. Therapeutic our services but also educational services so did you come to a loss it's that feel like to them like they're school parts of the feel a sense of connection. And we bring together an interdisciplinary. Team would they will have taxes to the best possible education. To behavioral interventions. Occupational therapy speech therapy music re creation. And a range of services and thing that we do spend a lot of resources ensuring that we have intensive reading and math programs. Because we have learned that a lot of these huge because of the challenges that the experience come to a us frequently a year or two behind your level. And when they have the challenges that they have with and also sins of the cannot learn. You can imagine the council of outcomes for about may lead to. So we're able to change their perspective from there perception they are realizing that hey I can learn yes it is possible for me to read news possible for me to do math for me to enjoy reading. Learning and moving forward we truly provides a sense of hope for them to move forward in life. Now we. Start run short on time and I wanna make sure we talk about via family wellness center your family wellness center you just recently. Received a grant this can help you to expand. Your mental health services right correctly and very fortunate to receive three year funding through that pray peacefully and to peace foundation. That would help us expand our error has seemingly based and assessment and services as we fest was mentioning. We really want to focus our interventions. On and the needs of the whole family. And in addition to providing evidence based and child specific services. We know that when you have a use who has a significant now how their behavioral health challenge it affects the functioning of the whole family. In the whole ceiling needs to be and he needs to and supported. To really help that used to be most successful. And traditional interventions we really focus on the child and sometimes refer cats are really embraced the family and what their needs are so with that price falling answer peace foundation grant. We've been able to expand our use. An intervention. An assessment tool. That is very holistic and looking out the needs of the Stanley. What types of knowledge steadying need to care for this child what types of support they have available. What kinds of resources to they need referrals to you to they need education and had to concede. Maybe they don't know how to ask for services through. Their school special education so we're helping to provide them with knowledge that will carry them on long after they're done with their interventions with possibly put together a very. Individualized. Family needs at play and to help guide that family alongside. Of the work that we're doing for the youth. And in with this expansion. You warm. Addressing that the needs of the families the children families regardless. Of the severity. The mental health needs or insurance cover yes so one of the challenges in our system of theories that. We often have parents contact as to say. I didn't qualify for services through my insurance. It won't cover my services or am I got a law that limited amount of services and I and I can't get additional services. Or don't have insurance and I don't have a lot of resources to pay for services. So we try to work with the family right up front to determine what their resource needs are. And to figure out how we can help provide the services regardless of their ability to qualify or to pay for those services. And we have. Wonderful train at training program which graduate students from a number of local universities. Who can provide reduced these services for families. We contract with insurance company animal advocates. Four the funding for families or partnerships and with the schools and the community that we talked about earlier. And where is that the family wellness. Center located. The family wellness centers located team in the mean stuff. I'm actually to be able to get that's a sense of what all the centers and all the programs that we have available I encourage people to again visit our website weather going to be able to get great detail about the resources to we have. Our programs where they're located and how to be able to faxes to. Okay we've got just a few more minutes left the evidence and coming up. December 10 right correct just do what do you want key wonderland and I'm glad I was soon to say that in one breeding. Actually that's a very exciting event something that we've been. Really developing over time is sits on the Sunday Sunday afternoon. And to. It's a way for families to come. To the center to be able to see that interview to get a better sense of what we do you will be a fun event for their families and their children is carnival. Type event which you're gonna have a lot of farm and farmers are gonna have a lot of fun. Supposedly going to be doing something something good you're gonna be doing something helpful because I've been able to provide. It donation which could be. Toys we could be a gift card. He would be possible for them to do to ensure that some of the families that we work we do have a memorable holidays many of them don't have the resources to view of two. To have a holiday that will be calm double which gives him a sense of choice so we tried to really. Gather those resources to be able to support our families throughout the whole Tony. I'm will be a great way for people to get to know the center and to identify ways in which they may be able to support the word that we do imparted with us. And this is going to be held at year the sand during camp and actually go to our web pages are often running some people may notice donation centers to our Sunday where we are really developing partnerships with many many people on and businesses in the community that are are really how being a number of of fees and donations stations that really provide an opportunity for people to get engaged. And we also have a wonderful garnish calm in incorporated San Diego that really provided support to great support to this of people are gonna start seeing more of this but I would encourage them to visit our website and get all the information in this will be a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Due to teach their children about philanthropy. How fun and also be able to learn about the range of programs or provides. And how can people help with your mission. Do you take monetary donations in kind donations. Absolutely we are five once entry we're a nonprofit actually with the oldest nonprofit serving the needs of children Sarajevo. And there's a number of ways that people can get involved with the with the talent Trisha in time. Different we wanna raise awareness how people can contribute financially to our cause and there's a number of ways to be able to do doubt. People also can contribute their time. By volunteering and we do have a number of opportunities for people to participate. You know more meaningful way. True advisory council to solve our our board. So really we're encouraged people to two visit those whose store website and we've moved be very happy to talk to them to identify the ways in which we might we might be able to partner to. Enhance the lives of many in our in our community that really need to sell them to feel that there's a community behind them. What kind of come kind of volunteer opportunities do you offered. You know it is really syringe. There's an opportunity because we have I seem to be twelve acre farm facility we have our academy residential treatment program we have a produce symptoms. Or organizations come together under 12 maybe. Refresh one of our therapeutics basis of the war and will be able to bring equipment to a clutch from sometimes they won't be able to help beautify our campus. Some. And a host a holiday events that we on EMC holiday events for our Foster families and we've had folks coming in and serve a wonderful holiday eve meal and and I engage with our our organization in now awakening their timing and their talent and treasure. Many people react in kind events where they may be host of their business and their location. People and all the proceeds go to the center. So we we have our community engagement apartment which great professionals and they were really help identify. Ways in which people can have an individual or group for a corporate level really Knuble put our mission and to help them. Field. They're really having a an important impact with the population that is really need. So once again you're wacky one key wonderland roles that fit into the 5 December 10 right or rent. Okay and all the information about that's underwent an absolutely. And and any information that anybody would need. Regarding programs and services there as well absolutely encourage people to visit the website and what is the address again WWW. Dot center for children and stop pork okay and are you on a social media FaceBook board slowly and definitely. All right more assists and Carol thanks so much for being on Saturday thank you for all you do. At San Diego set for children thanks for having us things are so very much. That concludes another edition of living veteran San Diego the opinions expressed on living veteran San Diego do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of the staff and management. 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