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Day 64 Good Everyday Nevada

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
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

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