PAST programs

A History of outstanding Service

Secondary prevention

secondary prevention & Case management  

2011 - 2018

OTTP offered the following services from 2011 - 2018:

Services

The Secondary Prevention Program provides Occupational Therapy and Case Management services to youth within a small group setting in schools and the community. Youth are engaged in an activity-based assessment of their strengths, interests, learning style, values, aptitudes and career personality. Upon completion, the youth make a personal presentation of thier self-discoveries to meaningful people in their lives. Additionally, youth are engaged in activities to build skills in: Identifying unique skills and talents | Developing self-awareness | Setting goals | Assertive communication | Coping strategies | Vocational / educational exploration and readiness | Accessing community resources

Comprehensive services include: 
Case Management services to connect the youth to community resources that meet their needs.

Who We Serve
Youth between the ages of 10 and 22 who are experiencing barriers to successful engagement in their life roles. These challenges include: Learning, social, and/or emotional disabilities | Mental health challenges | Developmental delays | Economically disadvantaged

Goal 
To promote function, quality of life, and successful engagement in life roles 

Our Team
Staff is comprised of licensed occupational therapists with expertise in social and biological sciences, clinical social workers, and therapists that specialize in child, adolescent and family mental health. Our staff work as a cohesive team to holistically address the needs of our youth.

Funders 
The Violence Prevention Initiative Local Action Plan of the SF Department of Children Youth and Their Families

PAST PROGRAMS
SECONDARY PREVENTION | JUVENILE JUSTICE | YWD | ISCS | COVENANT HOUSE | DREAMCATCHER | BERKELEY

juvenile justice

detention services at sF juvenile justice center 

& log cabin ranch - 2002 - 2018

OTTP offered the following services from 2002 - 2018, and continues to work with youth on detention through internal fundraising efforts:

Youth in Detention 
OTTP currently provides occupation therapy sessions to the youth detained on units 2, 6 &7  in juvenile hall for the duration of their detainment. OTTP’s interventions are delivered in group session format, and focus on those life skills that are essential components of healthy development, including social, cognitive and emotional coping skills. In addition, specific independent living skills and pre-vocational readiness skills necessary for self-sufficiency are learned and practiced within a warm, supportive environment.  
Log Cabin Ranch
OTTP serves detained youth at Log Cabin Ranch (LCR) who have been sent for treatment and rehabilitation.  OTTP conducts occupational therapy assessments and makes aftercare recommendations to the treatment team.  Upon discharge, OTTP collaborates with other community based organizations to increase the likelihood for successful transition from LCR to the community.

PAST PROGRAMS
SECONDARY PREVENTION | JUVENILE JUSTICE | YWD | ISCS | COVENANT HOUSE | DREAMCATCHER | BERKELEY

YWD

youth workforce development

2013 - 2018

  
   

OTTP offered the following services from 2013 - 2018:

Who We Serve
 
Ages 14-21; San Francisco resident; on probation; working toward or have obtained a high school diploma or GED

Goal
 
The YWD program helps prepare youth with the knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences that will prepare them for the world of work, including job readiness training, paid work-based learning opportunities, educational and post-secondary support and transition services. 

Our Team 
Staff is comprised of licensed occupational therapists that specialize in child adolescent and family mental health. We are partnered with adult and juvenile deputy probation officers, youth health and wellness providers and community based organizations to collaboratively and holistically address the needs of youth.

Funder(s) 
San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) - Community Behavioral Health Services  |  Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF)

Community Based Organizations
Youth get paid to improve work skills with one of these agencies: 
Communities in Harmony Advocating for Learning and Kids (CHALK)  |  Horizons Unlimited  |  Hunters Point Family  |  Independent Living Skills Program (ILSP) / Jewish Vocational Services (JVS)  |  New Door Ventures  |  Old Skool Cafe  |  Young Community Developers

Referral Process

To participate, youth must be referred to the YWD program by a supervising probation officer.

PAST PROGRAMS
SECONDARY PREVENTION | JUVENILE JUSTICE | YWD | ISCS | COVENANT HOUSE | DREAMCATCHER | BERKELEY

COVENANT HOUSE

Groups & Individual Sessions for Life Skills,

Emotion Exploration & Regulation

 

Model
OTTP's Covenant House program offers activity based groups and individual sessions that are designed to increase life skills, emotional awareness, and regulation. OTTP's approach also compliments and aligns with Covenant House's harm reduction model.

Services
OTTP collaborates with Covenant House in Oakland, CA, to offer occupational therapy services to homeless and exploited / CSEC youth. Group themes include Life Skills, Career Readiness, Freedom from Stress, and Emotion Exploration. Referrals for individual sessions are made by Covenant House case managers and staff, while groups are open on a first come, first serve basis to all youth who are accessing Covenant House services. OTs also bring therapeutic activities into the mileu at the Drop In Center, and offer consultation to staff.  Occupational therapy groups and individual sessions focus on:
• Interventions that promote social-emotional, coping, cognitive, creative, expressive, communication and organizational skills
• Strengths, interests, goal and values identification
• Inner resource development and external resource utilization
•  Vocational preparation  

Who We Serve
Our Covenant House program serves youth ages 18-20 who are homeless in Oakland. Youth are often waitlisted for transitional housing services, and may be experiencing barriers due to any combination of the following:  Homelessness  |  Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)  | Discrimination against LGBTQIA  | Substance addiction |  Economic disadvantage |  Probation  |  Learning, social, and/or emotional disabilities |  Mental health challenges |  Pregnancy and parenting | Transitioning from foster care system |  Developmental and/or educational delays |  Symptoms of trauma, abuse, neglect

Goals 
• Facilitate experiential activities that promote increased self awareness,  neurological development, and higher functioning
• Address the emotional and functional needs induced by trauma using evidence based, trauma informed modalities and therapeutic use of self 
• Support youth with increasing their skills and identifying their strengths in order to improve emotional well being and functioning in school, work, and community settings, as they navigate being homeless and/or exploited;

Our Team
Staff is comprised of occupational therapists who specialize in mental health for transitional age youth (TAY) 18-24, and CSEC youth.

Funders
 
Oakland Fund for Children and Youth (OFCY) 

PAST PROGRAMS
SECONDARY PREVENTION | JUVENILE JUSTICE | YWD | ISCS | COVENANT HOUSE | DREAMCATCHER | BERKELEY

ISCS

Intensive Supervision and Clinical Services

 

Model 
The ISCS program combines the monitoring and structure of supervision with an array of clinical services and evidence based practices targeted to address the critical needs of the youth and increase their strengths. OTTP's clinical services take a multidisciplinary approach which includes intensive case management, psychotherapy and occupational therapy. Depending on each client’s individual needs, one or all of these services may be provided to the youth. 

Services
The program seeks to work with youth who have been involved in the juvenile justice system or who are at-risk of being involved in the system. Our intensive services are offered to youth in their natural settings including their homes, schools and communities. We collaborate closely with probation (if applicable) and any other service providers currently working with the youth. OTTP’s ISCS program empowers the youth to take charge of their life through informed decision making consistent with their goals.

Comprehensive Services
 
Intensive Case Management |  Occupational Therapy |  Psychotherapy |  Family Therapy |  Vocational assessments and job readiness skills |  Interventions that promote social-emotional, coping, cognitive, communication and organizational skills |  Transition planning |  After-care services and resources development

Who We Serve
Our ISCS program serves at-risk youth ages 13-18+ who reside in the San Francisco Bay Area. Barriers faced by our youth may include the following: Economically disadvantaged |  On probation or detained  |  Learning, social, and/or emotional disabilities | Facing mental health challenges |  Pregnant or parenting  | Placement in foster care system |  Developmental delays |  Special education status

Goal 
To promote youth’s healthy development and functioning by addressing trauma and other needs. In addition we strive to help the youth increase their skills and strengths in order to improve functioning in school, home, work, and community settings. 

Our Team
Staff is comprised of clinical social workers, therapists and occupational therapists, all who specialize in child, adolescent and family mental health. Our staff work as a cohesive team to holistically address the needs of our youth.

Funders

San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) – Community Behavioral Services  |  Department of Children Youth & Families  |  Various Foundations & Private Donors

PAST PROGRAMS
SECONDARY PREVENTION | JUVENILE JUSTICE | YWD | ISCS | COVENANT HOUSE | DREAMCATCHER | BERKELEY

Berkeley High School

Individual OT for Berkeley Independent Study

 

Model  
A 1:1 strengths-based model to help youth with restoring, establishing, and maintaining life skills; identifying areas of interest; developing social and decision making skills; exploring emotional regulation strategies; and accessing intrinsic motivation.

Services
 
Occupational therapists facilitate assessments and activity based interventions to support youth with challenges that are compromising academic performance. Referrals are made by teachers who identify that a student may benefit from mental health services. Comprehensive services include occupational therapy, which features interventions that promote: strengths and interest Identification; goals and values identification; career exploration.social-emotional, coping, cognitive, creative, expressive, communication and organizational skills; inner resource development and external resource utilization. 

Who We Serve
 
Youth ages 5 - 18, attending Berkeley High School's Independent Study program, which includes the K-8 Home School and grades 9-12 Independent Study programs.

Goals
• Provide trauma-informed, client-centered support to improve functioning in school, home, work, and community settings;
• Facilitate experiential activities that promote healthy neurological development and higher functioning;
• Address  emotional health by using evidence based, trauma informed modalities and therapeutic use of self

Our Team
Staff is comprised of occupational therapists who specialize in mental health. 

Funders
 
Berkeley Independent Study

PAST PROGRAMS
SECONDARY PREVENTION | JUVENILE JUSTICE | YWD | ISCS | COVENANT HOUSE | DREAMCATCHER | BERKELEY

Dreamcatcher

Groups for Emotional Regulation

 

Model
OTTP's DreamCatcher program offers activity based groups and individual sessions that are designed to increase life skills and emotional regulation. OTTP's approach also compliments and aligns with Dreamcatcher's harm reduction model.

Services

OTTP collaborates with DreamCatcher in Oakland, CA, to offer occupational therapy services to homeless and exploited / CSEC youth. Groups focus on discovering personal strengths, interests, and practical, activity-based emotional regulation strategies. Groups are open on a first come, first serve basis to all youth who are accessing DreamCatcher's Drop-in Center services. Occupational therapy groups and individual sessions focus on:
• Interventions that promote social-emotional, coping, cognitive, creative, expressive, communication and organizational skills
• Strengths, interests, goal and values identification
• Inner resource development and external resource utilization
•  Vocational preparation

Who We Serve
Our DreamCatcher program serves at-risk youth ages 13-17 who are homeless in Oakland. Youth are often waitlisted for transitional housing services, and may be experiencing barriers due to any combination of the following:  Homelessness  |  Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)  | Discrimination against LGBTQIA  | Substance addiction |  Economic disadvantage |  Probation  |  Learning, social, and/or emotional disabilities |  Mental health challenges |  Pregnancy and parenting |  Developmental and/or educational delays |  Symptoms of trauma, abuse, neglect

Goals 
• Facilitate experiential activities that promote increased self awareness,  neurological development, and higher functioning
• Address the emotional and functional needs induced by trauma using evidence based, trauma informed modalities and therapeutic use of self
• Support youth with increasing their skills and identifying their strengths in order to improve emotional well being and functioning in school, work, and community settings, as they navigate challenging circumstances

Our Team
Staff is comprised of occupational therapists who specialize in mental health. 

Funders
 
Oakland Fund for Children and Youth (OFCY) 

PAST PROGRAMS
SECONDARY PREVENTION | JUVENILE JUSTICE | YWD | ISCS | COVENANT HOUSE | DREAMCATCHER | BERKELEY