Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program for Adults (PRP)
Our PRP for Adults offer individuals diagnosed with mental health illness a variety of services to keep them functional in the community while decreasing homelessness promoting stability. The main scope of our adult services is to work with clients in various goals domains outlined below:
Housing: We will work with clients and their families to develop a housing planning and exploration. During the initial session in their home or community. We will assist the client with any housing need. In the case that the client becomes homeless, we will meet with the client in the community and assist with connecting them to services as needed and following up with applications that will need to be completed. Throughout the program, we will work with the client toward a long-term goal of financial security and independent housing in the community of the participant’s choice.
Employment: We will meet with the client to identify vocational interests and goals. We will guide the client throughout employment training by assisting with mock interviews & resume-building, monitoring progress toward vocational goals and processing with the client issues that occurred during the work day. We will assist the client to pursue independent employment by assisting with job applications and follow-up.
Transportation: We will help the client to identify transportation needs and barriers to independent transportation.
Wellness Management: We will help the client to identify substance abuse, mental health and physical health needs. We will work with the client to connect with treatment providers to address these needs and will collaborate with providers throughout the duration of the program to ensure that these needs are being addressed.
Legal Support: We assist the client with identifying a plan to prevent recidivism. Our flied staff will collaborate with outside legal support as needed.
Family and Community Supports: We will help the clients to identify recreational interests, family issues and a plan for stabilization in the community. We will work with the client in culturally appropriate activities and to teach social skills to support family interactions.
Education: We will help the client identify educational interests and goals. EMRC will guide the client throughout educational training and will help the client to independently seek additional educational resources.
Entitlements, financial assistance and budgeting: We will help the client to identify financial needs. We will work with the client to access entitlements and financial assistance and to follow up with applications and recertification date’s. Our field staff will be trained to help the client move towards financial security by developing a budgeting plan.
Therapy compliance: We will work with the client to make sure they actively participating in therapy and maintaining contact with psychiatrist services as needed. EMRC therapy compliance specialist will assist the client with staying connected with mental health counseling.
Illness Management: EMRC offers a holistic approach to serving clients; we will assist the client with keeping up with all medical appointment is order to address all medical needs.
Social Skills Development Include:
- Community integration activities
- Developing natural supporting & activities to support individual’s cultural interests
- Group and self-directed leisure activities related to sports and arts
- Activities related to client’s spiritual interests
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program for Minors (PRP)
Our minors are geared towards promoting self-sufficiency and advocacy for children. Our goal is to provide our minor client services include but are not limited to providing individuals with the tools to become independent and successful while building on positive self-image. Our PRP minor service focuses on the main areas outlined below:
- Supportive & educational services for students, youth and their parents
- Independent living skills and IEP/ support and advocacy, transitional age youth support services
- Health promotion and training, especially for children and parents with IEP students in transition (i.e. IEP treatment plan, challenges, advocacy in family/home/school dynamics, student/ teacher interaction and support, etc.)
- Safe sex and prevention as a tool to keep youth focused on self-care and wellness
- Ensuring parents, youth and special needs children are aware of and have access to entitlements, educational development, career development and other available benefits
- Strengthening communication skills between parents/teachers and between children, parents and other adults
- Promote the recovery and self-determination process for youth to fully develop to the maximum potential
- Rehabilitation assessment and evaluation to identify strengths, skills and needs
- Formulating goals for youth with special needs to proactively address those needs
- Facilitate development of age appropriate daily living and social skills
- Promote use of community resources by families
- Medication education and monitoring as needed
- Reduce inpatient hospitalizations and out of home placements for youth
- Decreasing frustration with school system when trying to meet educational needs and developmental need of transitional age youth
- Promoting education and implementing IEP goals into individualized comprehensive treatment plan
- Coping skills training (learning how to Self Manage a diagnosis)
- Organizational skills management
- Positive problem solving methods
- Anger management
- Relationship building and self-esteem
- Personal awareness and boundaries
- Childhood behavioral disorders and sensitivity to kids who live with them
- Personal hygiene and nutrition