The School-Based Program at OTTP-SF provides mental health services to youth with Medi-Cal insurance in San Francisco. Services are tailored to each student's needs and desires, and include individual occupational therapy and/or psychotherapy, ERMHS, case management, collateral and family support, family therapy, and psychiatric support with our nurse practitioner. The bulk of services under this program are provided in-school, however, based on the client's preferences and goals, services can be provided in the home or the community as well.
The Clinic Partners Program partners with SF youth mental health clinics to provide OT
(and sometimes psychotherapy and/or case management) to youth who have a
mental health diagnosis and Medi-Cal coverage. Services are youth-centered, and provided across a variety of community-based settings - school, home, clinic, community - according to each young person's needs and interests.
OTTP provides OT services to youth served by the Family Mosaic Project (FMP), which is the SF County Wraparound Program for youth age 5-18. OTs engage youth in activities to identify and explore their unique strengths, interests, and values within the school, home, and community settings.
The Edgewood Program provides OT services to youth, ages 12 and up, who are receiving residential mental health treatment through the Hospital Diversion Program, as well as youth in the Partial Hospitalization Program, at Edgewood. OT groups aim to develop self-awareness and build skills through activities focused on emotional regulation, coping skills, social skills, the exploration of leisure activities, and communication skills.
OTTP provides services to gender specific youth experiencing or at risk of juvenile justice involvement. These young women engage in occupational/vocational activities to increase self-awareness regarding their interests, values, strengths, and growth areas pertaining to personal, academic, relationship, and career goals.
The Employment Program helps youth with a mental health diagnosis obtain and maintain community-based employment in an area of interest. In addition to assisting with finding work, the Emloyment Program can also assist youth in building coping skills, meeting their education goals, and accessing needed resources.
The Connective Services Program provides occupational skills training and social and emotional learning for youth from four high schools: Wallenberg, Ida B. Wells, and Kipp College Prep.
OTTP collaborates with Independence High School in a variety of programs. OTs serve the general student population in conjunction with the Wellness Center Team. OTs also support students in the Counseling Enriched Classrooms, where youth have mental health supports embedded in their educational program. All OTs at IHS work with youth individually and/or in small groups to develop strengths, skills, and interests (both community-based and/or school-related) to increase success and engagement across settings.
The Civic Center Secondary School Program provides group and individual based OT services at SFUSD's transition middle/high school, ages 12-19. The program's focus includes consistent staff training to encourage client-centered, restorative-based communication and to increase group readiness and social-emotional literacy skills within a culturally responsive curriculum for the youth.
The Wraparound Program is an intensive strengths-based and family-centered mental health services program lasting 12-18 months. It includes support from a Care Coordinator, an Occupational Therapist, a Psychotherapist, a Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.
OTTP supports the Ida B. Wells community through a collaboration with the Wellness Center. OTs work with youth individually and/or in small groups to develop strengths, skills, and interests (both community-based and/or school-related) to increase success and engagement across settings.