Today, the tour stopped in Nevada. C.A.R.E. is sharing the spotlight today.
What is C.A.R.E.? What do they do?
Glad you asked.
C.A.R.E. according to their site:
was established in 1994 as a California 501(c)(3) corporation operating group homes in Ventura County, California. Each C.A.R.E. facility is 6 beds at an RCL of 10. (They have a Nevada Headquarters too.)
C.A.R.E. specializes in dual diagnosis treatment and rehabilitation for drug and alcohol abusing/dependent foster children.
The population C.A.R.E. serves includes 13-17 year old Wards and Dependents of the court, Mental Health referrals, and other appropriate referrals.
What does C.A.R.E. do?
At each C.A.R.E. facility we provide a comfortable, safe, “home-like” environment that is supervised by trained professionals 24 hour per day.
Our treatment program for all our foster children includes:
Ø structured behavioral programs utilizing a point and level system
Ø case management performed by social workers at each facility
Ø individual and family therapy by licensed clinicians
Ø daily process groups to focus on thoughts and feelings
Ø weekly anger management groups
Ø drug and alcohol education by addiction treatment specialists
Ø twelve-step programs utilizing sponsors
Ø random drug testing with laboratory results
Ø weekly treatment team meetings for individualized treatment plans
Ø academic tutors / mentors to supplement educational goals
Ø psychiatrist for psychiatric exams and medication evaluations
Ø staff nurse on call 24 hours per day