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Glenn County Spotlight

(Published in 2016)

TAY (Transition Age Youth) Center

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The T.A.Y. Center is a place for youth, ages 14 to 25, to come and have fun in a colorful, inspiring environment. We promote youth voice and leadership in the community and in their own lives.
We have a friendly and open staff of peer mentors who organize youth oriented events and groups that encourage young people to take on leadership roles in the community and in their own lives.
The T.A.Y. also encourages youth to express themselves in a positive way and to make meaningful and positive decisions to help them transition comfortably and proudly into adulthood. We have events every Monday and process groups Wednesdays for all our youth clients.
The TAY component provides three things: support, education, social skills opportunities. We believe youth thrive when they know their voice is heard and valued and that the people who are in charge know that the youth can make a difference in them, their families, and in their communities. We expect risk taking and support taking risks that are in your best interest. Being creative, having choices, and getting to know what happens to you on the inside are what we want to help you achieve. We provide a place that you can practice these things and have fun!
Peer mentors are youth, ages 16-25, who are employed part-time by H.S.A. (Health Services Agency). A peer mentor's job is to work closely with TAY component to coordinate events, activities, and groups which are selected and planned by the youth. Peer mentors also help create the positive and credible image of transition for youth as they celebrate moving forward. Peer mentors work with youth on both a group and an individual basis, in order to connect with and mentor them, and to help them value themselves and others and to help them thrive!

Harmony House

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Harmony House is an adult health and wellness drop-in center with in Glenn County Health Services Agency. The center is walking distance to parks and the downtown area and bus lines. Harmony House is open Monday from 12pm until 430 pm and Tuesday through Friday from 10am until 430pm.
Services are available to all members of the community, regardless of ability to pay or access to insurance. Everyone who comes through our doors is treated with a level of respect and care that truly makes them know they are welcomed. Harmony House is a community-focused center that lends itself to a welcoming and socially friendly environment.
The program philosophy is center around wellness and recovery. Harmony House uses a wellness approach to help you achieve your personal goals. All of the services are client directed and strength-based. The activities at Harmony House are facilitated or co-facilitated by our Consumers, Volunteers, Coaches or Clinical staff. Group, case management and counseling are both provided in English and Spanish. Transportation is also available and may be provided by calling 24 hours in advance.
Harmony House encourages, and promotes health and wellness by offering a variety of groups and activities. The themes of the group include: Life skills classes, E-learning Education, Peer led support groups, Referral services, Peer supported welcome line, Computer/printer use, Social functions, Wellness activates, Shower availability.

Weekend Wellness Program
Weekend Wellness Program is an outpatient health and wellness program designed for the adults with serious mental health conditions. The targeted clientele have a history of out-of-home placements at IMDs, Board and care facilities, or psychiatric hospitalization, and returned to live in the community. The program also serves those who are at risk of these residential settings in attempts to keep them in the community or to prevent a higher level of care.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an empirically-supported treatment for young children that place emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing parent-child interaction patterns. In PCIT, parents are taught specific skills to establish a nurturing and secure relationships with their child while increasing their child’s pro-social behavior and decreasing negative behavior. This treatment focuses on two basic interactions: Child Directed Interaction (CDI) is similar to play therapy in that parents engage their child in a play situation with the goal of strengthening the parent-child relationship; Parent Directed Interaction (PDI) resembles clinical behavior therapy in that parents learn to use specific behavior management techniques as they play with their child.

The System-wide Mental Health Assessment and Response Treatment Team (SMART) is a collaborative multi-agency team that responds quickly and efficiently to critical school incidents such as school threats, suicidal behavior, violence, and bullying.  SMART uses proven practices to address school threats and suicidal behavior; prevent bullying; and provides ongoing services to resolve identified issues. The SMART team includes Mental Health staff, law enforcement, probation, and school designees. Each school is in the process of developing school response teams. These teams include school counselors, school psychologist, principals, vice principals, and other key staff. Services offer a wide array of prevention activities and support, crisis response, community threat response, screening, assessment, early identification of school violence, case management monitoring and clinical services.