Programs

Alameda County of Education

OTs serve multiple sites within the Alameda County of Education’s Division of Student Programs and Services which provides alternative education programs. Quest Academy in Oakland and Hayward is a county school that serves 8th to 12th grade students who have been expelled from their school district within Alameda County. Burke and Fruitvale Academy provides academic instruction, support services, and child care for pregnant and parenting students in Oakland and Hayward. OTs support students with individual OT, groups, and connecting students with community service opportunities.

Alameda County of Education

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BVHM Contracts

BVHM Kinder Services is an integrated service using collaboration and push-in support with kindergarten classrooms together with the 'Friendship Group', an OT group to support kindergarteners to build their social-emotional competencies through songs, stories, art, play and movement activities. Curriculum is adapted from the Zones of Regulation for OT facilitated in-class lessons and prepared teacher facilitated lessons.

BVHM Contracts

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CARE Buchanan, CARE Bayview, Youth Chance

CARE Buchanan, CARE Bayview, and Youth Chance are three satellite county alternative schools located at YMCA sites. OTTP staff collaborate with SFUSD and YMCA staff in a one-classroom model where we provide group and individual services. Youth are typically experiencing a period of transition and/or have a history of disengagement from school. CARE Buchanan and CARE Bayview are both temporary placements, focused on stabilizing and reengaging youth before they transfer to a longterm school placement. The CARE Bayview site supports both high school students and middle-school students in their respective classroom settings. Youth Chance is focused on older students (juniors and seniors) who are working towards graduation from Youth Chance.

CARE Buchanan, CARE Bayview, Youth Chance

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Civic Center Secondary School

Civic Center is a county alternative school for middle and high schoolers who are currently in transition. Transitions may include expulsion, justice involvement, fostercare, truancy, etc. OTs offer group and individual services within the school & community settings to increase activity tolerance, school engagement, social-emotional literacy skills, vocational support, and life skills, as well as staff support to encourage youth-centered engagement and to expand staff resilience.

Civic Center Secondary School

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Clinic and School Based Program

The clinic and school based programs offer youth ages 5-21 with a mental health diagnosis to receive occupational therapy, psychotherapy, and/or case management services. Through these programs, youth are able to receive community based services to support their individualized treatment goals. This program is funded through the Department of Public Health and requires the young person to have MediCal coverage to engage in services.

Clinic and School Based Program

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Counseling Enriched Classroom at Independence High School

OTs in the CEC classroom collaborate closely with two special education teachers and CEC Social Worker to support students whose mental health challenges are a barrier to school attendance and engagement. OTs work with students 1:1 to build skills and pursue individual goals and facilitate OT groups twice weekly to build community, develop social skills, and increase school engagement.

Counseling Enriched Classroom at Independence High School

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DCYF In-Custody Services at Juvenile Justice Center in San Francisco

OTTP provides group and individual OT services to youth on general units and secure youth transitional facility (SYTF) at SF JJC. OTs work with the young people to engage in meaningful occupations and develop skills across variey of contexts of their life including: anger management, frustration tolerance, acceptance, stress management, exploration of interests, developing a coing skill repertoire, independent living, career readiness, emotional regulation, victim empathy, and harm reduction.

DCYF In-Custody Services at Juvenile Justice Center in San Francisco

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Downtown High School

Downtown High School is a project-based learning continuation high school. Students select 1 of 5 projects which align with their interests (i.e. music, acting, fashion design, outdoor activities, and wilderness art). OTs provide individual services within the school and community setting. OTs engage students in therapeutic activities which promote their academic engagement, use of coping skills, self-regulation skills, as well as access to community-based resources.

Downtown High School

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EBAC (East Bay Agency for Children)

East Bay Agency for Children in Oakland contracts OTTP for OT services for their EPIC program, an intensive program for MediCal eligible children age 3.5-5 which provides services to strengthen the childrens’ self-regulation skills, increase families’ knowledge of child development and build a community of support.

EBAC (East Bay Agency for Children)

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ERMHS (Education Related Mental Health Services)

This program provides psychotherapy for youth through the school district as designated in their Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).

ERMHS (Education Related Mental Health Services)

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ERMHS OT Pilot Project

This pilot program bridges the gap between youth and the services they qualify for under their IEP but experience barriers impeding their participation. An occupational therapist engages youth in developing their interest in self-discovery, building their capacity for a therapeutic relationship with a new provider, and cultivating the routines that support youth to participate in services.

ERMHS OT Pilot Project

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Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative

OTTP joins a three agency Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative funded by OFCY to provide mental health OT services to children age 3-5 years-old, their families and teachers in 13 of OUSD’s Early Childhood Education sites. Led by Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants from Lincoln Families and mental health providers from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, the collaborative provides flexible and responsive services to children, their families and the OUSD teaching staff and classrooms.

Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative

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East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation

EBALDC is a non-profit community development organization in Oakland that aims to develop and manage diverse and mixed-income complexes and communities. In collaboration with EBALDC staff, OT and psychotherapy services support the mental health needs of youth residing in these complexes.

East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation

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Edgewood

OTTP provides weekly occupational therapy and music therapy groups to youth ages 12-18 who have been admitted to Edgewood Center for Children and Families within their acute intensive services program (includes hospital diversion, residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient hospitalization programs). OT/MT groups are aligned with Edgewood’s strength-based approach and focused on building skills to reduce risk behaviors, promote healthy routines/symptom management, and improve self-efficacy/self-esteem.

Edgewood

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Employment Program

OTTP's employment program uses the Individual Placement and Support model to help youth ages 16-24 to obtain and maintain community employment and reach their career goals.

Employment Program

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Family Mosaic Project

OTTP provides 1:1 community-based OT and psychotherapy services to FMP youth ages 5-18 with a mental health diagnosis. FMP is the SF County Wraparound Program for young people who are at risk of out-of-home placement. OTTP clinicians collaborate with an FMP wrap team to provide wraparound services for the youth and their family. OT and psychotherapy sessions are typically community-based outings geared toward the youth’s therapy goals.

Family Mosaic Project

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Ida B. Wells High School

Ida B. Wells High School is a credit recovery high school that serves students 16 years and older. OTs work collaboratively with the IBW Wellness team to provide individual and group services in order to increase student engagement, develop self-awareness, build independent living skills, and increase community connections. OTs may meet with youth across settings as needed - school, home, and community.

Ida B. Wells High School

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Independence High School

OTs at Independence High School work collaboratively with the IHS Wellness team to provide individual and group services in order to increase student engagement, develop self-awareness, build independent living skills, and increase community connections. OTs may meet with youth across settings as needed - school, home, and community. OTs also develop and implement community programming to support staff and families as needed.

Independence High School

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JJPA Representative

Representing OTTP's interest in supporting the mental health of youth in detention and youth transitioning back to the community at the Juvenile Justice Providers Association (JJPA) meetings. The JJPA is a consortium of CBOs in San Francisco that meet regularly to coordinate services, hold meetings with the probation department and other stakeholders, and work to provide a comprehensive, coordinated, and cohesive service delivery system.

JJPA Representative

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Lincoln Families

Lincoln Families contracts OTTP for their school-based mental health program called HOPE to provide comprehensive sensory assessment and related collateral services to students enrolled in schools within OUSD. Services are billed to MediCal.

Lincoln Families

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Longfellow

OT and/or psychotherapy support for students identified by teachers/school staff at Longfellow Elementary School as needing socio-emotional support.

Longfellow

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MSW/MFT/LPCC Intern Program

OTTP’s internship program offers comprehensive training and supervision for graduate students in MSW and MFT/LPCC track programs from various universities. Interns gain community mental health experience (both individual and group) with the youth and families served.

MSW/MFT/LPCC Intern Program

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Mission Education Center

Mission Education Center is a TK-5 elementary school for newly arrived Spanish-speaking immigrant students. This transitional program helps the newcomer students achieve the necessary skills and confidence to succeed in regular schools to which they will transfer at the end of one year. Occupational therapists provide social-emotional groups to students and in class support following the zones of regulation curriculum.

Mission Education Center

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OT Intern Program

OTTP’s internship program offers comprehensive training for graduate students in occupational therapy (Level II Fieldwork and Doctoral Capstone) from various universities in a specialized community based mental health setting. OTTP’s intern team provides guidance and mentorship to our interns, capstone students, and fieldwork educators. Please note: successful completion of a Level II fieldwork at our site is required for a client-facing doctoral capstone placement.

OT Intern Program

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SOAR

OTTP provides Psychotherapy and OT services in both an individual and group lens to children who have behavior challenges in the school setting. SOAR is the most restrictive environment within SFUSD, aimed to keep youth safely in a public SFUSD school and prevent placement in nonpublic schools or residential treatment.

Salvation Army Kroc Center Summer/After School Program

OTTP provides individual and group services at the Kroc Center Summer and After School Program for students in TK-5th grade. Both individual and group services aim to support students in developing social and emotional skills. OT facilitates prosocial interactions between the students, creates regulating sensory opportunities, and practices coping strategies with the students.

Salvation Army Kroc Center Summer/After School Program

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Sheridan Elementary School

Sheridan Elementary School serves youth TK-5th grade. Occupational therapists provide individual and group support to youth in addressing social emotional learning, emotional & sensory regulation strategies, and skill building interventions.

Sheridan Elementary School

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Shoestrings

An intensive 10 week assessment and intervention diagnostic program in SFUSD. It is not an educational placement, instead it is a program designed to work with students (ages 3.5-6 years old) and caregivers facing barriers to school success, as well as collaborating with school sites to create and sustain supportive and nurturing environments. The transdisciplinary team (behaviorist, occupational therapist, socialworkers) uses sensory, behavioral, and social emotional strategies (Kimochis) to support student agency and knowledge of their needs.

Shoestrings has grown and now also includes the Shoestrings/CCEIS Hybrid programs which are located at Charles Drew and Havard early education centers. Behaviorists and OTs provide services to focal students at the pre-schools based on Shoestrings ideals.The team members work in small groups as well as push into the classroom to support students, teachers, and caregivers.

Shoestrings

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St. Paul’s Episcopal School

OTTP Provides Occupational Therapy and Counseling Services to this small private K-8 school in Oakland. Services focus on strengthening students’ self management and self-regulation skills in addition to providing linkages/referrals to outside mental health providers for longer term needs.

St. Paul’s Episcopal School

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St. Vincent’s Day Home

OTTP provides mental health OT services to this agency serving children age 2-5, which is the oldest and largest child development center in Alameda County. OT staff provide individual OT services, whole classroom support, professional development trainings for staff and resource groups for families.

St. Vincent’s Day Home

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WRAP Around Program

OTTP provides case management, psychotherapy, occupational therapy and medication management using the wraparound model of mental health care to youth 5-18 who are referred by the Department of Public Health. Wraparound is the highest level of outpatient mental health care for youth in CA, aimed to keep youth safely in their homes and prevent multiple placements.

WRAP Around Program

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