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Residential Treatment

(Facility #347004337)

PCC is currently licensed by California State Community Care Licensing to accept private residential placements. Our participants are referred by social services, churches, therapists and other parents. Qualifying residents have finalized adoption and experienced developmental trauma, with subsequent behavioral, learning, sensory-motor, social and emotional struggles. Generally, these struggles haven't been adequately mitigated by usual community service providers (education, mental health, social services, probation, religious etc.).

Some children transition back and forth between the Day Program and the Residential Treatment Program as their needs dictate and their families are developing necessary skills and resources.

Out of area families are able to spend weekends on site in order to receive mentoring, support and training aligned with program curriculum. Local parents spend as many as two full shifts per week on site in the Cooperative Day Program where they participate in morning education-process group, afternoon parent-staff support group, problem solving groups, family therapy and various development experiences throughout the day. This insures that they receive the mentoring and community support required to develop skills and resources needed to parent towards their specific child's needs.
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Cooperative Day

The Cooperative Day Program operates between 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday and accommodates up to 12 full time participants. Referrals to this program commonly come from educators, adoption professionals, social services and other parents. Qualifying participants have finalized adoption, and have histories of developmental trauma with subsequent behavioral, learning, sensory-motor, mental health, social and emotional struggles.

Parents of day program participants are on site as often as two full shifts per week. During this time, they participate in morning education-process group, afternoon parent-staff support group, problem solving groups, family therapy and various development experiences throughout the day. This insures that they receive the mentoring, community support required to develop skills and resources needed to parent towards their specific child’s needs.

Families participating in the day program receive a plethora of services including:
  • Weekly individual and family therapy
  • Daily education groups for participants
  • Daily process groups for children
  • Daily education-process groups for parents
  • Daily sensory diet
  • Small group education for participants
  • Weekly electronic interventions for family members and participants (biofeedback, Low Energy Neuro-feedback, play attention, Interactive Metronome)
  • Animal assisted interventions
  • Experiential interventions
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Education

PCC partners with South Sutter Charter School in order to provide highly individualized education to participants of both the Cooperative Day Program and the Residential Treatment Program. South Sutter Charter School provides credentialed education specialists, subject matter specialist, and resource specialists who work closely with our staff and parents to optimize each child's education experience.

South Sutter specialists evaluate the participants for learning, processing and sensory-motor struggles and provide special education services towards mitigating the same. Our participants receive direct services from these resource specialists, occupational therapists, speech and language specialists as well as daily onsite services directed by the specialists. This increase in frequency of services (ten to twenty times more frequent than those provided in a traditional school) has been well researched to net optimal results.

Education services are provided one-on-one or in very small group settings to students from kindergarten through high school.
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Emancipation

This program is based on a very well researched and comprehensive curriculum. Qualified participants are between sixteen and twenty one years of age, adopted and have histories of developmental trauma resulting in struggles that may prohibit them from succeeding at home and/or in usual emancipating environments (college dorms or co-living with other young adults). Referrals to the Emancipation Program often come from one of our other programs, adoption professionals, social services, churches, or other parents. The needs of each emancipator are evaluated resulting in varied individualized programs. Services may include:
  • Participation in emancipation skills training groups up to three times per week
  • Assistance with job readiness, job searching and job placement
  • Assistance with financial aid and college enrollment
  • Housing for up to four emancipators
  • Volunteer placements for emancipators who are not ready for employment or college
  • Assistance with life skills (time management, money management, transportation etc.)
  • Assistance with accessing services (therapy, psychiatry, medical, dental)
  • Daily process and education groups within the Cooperative Day Program milieu
  • Electronic interventions within the Cooperative Day Program Milieu
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Community Education, Outreach, Support and Networking

Community Outreach

Since our inception, PCC has prioritized the facilitation of long lasting, loving relationships between children and amongst families. Participating children and their families have been sharing birthday parties, sleepovers, holidays and vacations together for many years. Families are surrounded by a stable community that understands their unique challenges and loves and supports them.

PCC partners with Heart to Heart towards supporting and encouraging adoptive families of children with histories of developmental trauma.

Monthly (cost free) education-support groups are provided to community adoptive families. Structured childcare is provided by well-trained vetted volunteers at no charge.

Coffee Connection for moms of adopted children from difficult beginnings offers moms the opportunity to leave the youngsters behind for an evening in order to receive understanding and support in the founder's living room over a cup of coffee and delicious homemade desert. This is an unstructured evening to "just be" with other moms who really understand the experience.

Regular recreational activities for families who have adopted children with developmental trauma occur throughout the year. These may include game nights, swimming and picnicking, river and park outings.

Heart to Heart facilitates community trainings intermittently throughout the year and keeps some 400 families apprised of community events they might benefit from.
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