Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Fiscal year 2016-2017 program outcomes are as follows:
- 256 boys received medical, educational and emotional assessments.
- 100 percent received trauma-informed health care and mental health support.
- 256 boys experienced a nurturing home, supportive services, activities and academic support; many for the first time.
- 256 boys, ages 7 to 12, received a short-term, temporary home (30 days with an additional 14-day extension when in the best interest of the child).
Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP):
- 93 male teens received 24-hour supervision, academic tutoring, recreation, therapeutic services and behavior management.
- 100 percent attended school on campus or in the community.
- 100 percent participated in athletics, cultural outings and enrichment activities.
- 93 youth received health care, physicals, dental and eye care.
- 5 months represented the average length of stay in the program.
- Every youth in the program has a treatment team working to support sustainable family reunification, placement in a foster family or in transitional housing.
Transitional Housing Program:
- 4 emancipated youth received housing, case management, mentoring, education and employment assistance and supportive services.
- 4 youth no longer in need of transitional housing continued to receive aftercare supportive services.
- 100 percent of program residents were employed and/or attended school full-time.
- 1 client graduated from Cal Poly Pomona University with a double major, while another graduated North-West College and is pursuing a career as a dental hygienist.
Mental Health Program and Wraparound Services:
- 319 youth received therapeutic services through the Mental Health and Wraparound programs.
- 148 families in the community received support via mental health community outreach or wraparound services.
- 93 teens in residence benefited from strategies developed by treatment teams and/or child and family teams in accordance with STRTP.
- 26,952 hours of clinical and treatment services provided. They include: Prevention and Early Intervention, Field Capable Clinical Services (Recovery, Resiliency & Reintegration), Residential Treatment, and Wraparound.
Bliss Academy School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities:
- 123 boys and girls were students at the school.
- 123 students participated in occupational, sensory integration and behavioral therapy programs.
- 95 students communicated using technology and iPads.
- 102 students received modified academic instruction based on their developmental needs.
- 100 percent of students met their individual education plan goals and objectives.
- 123 students participated in inclusion enrichment activities and community-based instruction.
School for Students with ADHD, Emotional Disturbance and Learning Disabilities:
- 146 boys and girls attended school; 24 were boys/teens in the residential program.
- 95 percent promoted to next grade level.
- Average daily attendance reached 89 percent; 3 students had perfect attendance for the year.
- 10 students successfully returned to public schools.
- 5 students graduated: 1 successfully entered transitional housing, 3 will attend community college, 1 graduated one year early.
- Successfully opened new campus for grades 8-12.
- 2017 California Department of Education Review resulted in 100 percent positive findings.
- 785 students throughout the State of California received educational, behavioral and therapeutic services.