For youth ages 16-21 this intensive treatment component of our residential program provides the developmentally appropriate integrated therapeutic services and program coordination needed for older adolescent youth with significant childhood trauma, serious mental health issues, significant cognitive delays, who may be on the autism spectrum and/or have complex medical needs. Specialized clinical services to address treatment needs specific to fire related behavior, sexually inappropriate acting out, sexual victimization or a combination of these issues is available. CSE residentially referred youth with significant educational and emotional disabilities can be served by this program as they continue to complete NYS diploma requirements. Our Senior Integrated STP units offer this clinically supervised intensive program for adolescents in a unique model which allows movement and growth without unnecessary disruption to their treatment services. With a focus on the educational and life experience needs of older adolescents, this Senior STP option includes Transitional and Supervised Independent Living Program components specifically for older youth with an APLA goal, or who will likely remain in foster care until they age out or are able to transition to long term adult services through OPWDD or OMH.
Integrated STP Services include:
More information about LaSalle’s unique Transitional Independent Living Program services:
The Transitional Independent Living Program at Hubbard Hall provides older youth in our residential program with a structured, supervised living arrangement in an apartment like setting that supports them having further opportunities to learn, enhance and practice those independent living skills that will assist in preparing them for a successful transition to next phases of their life post high school graduation. The ultimate goal is for young adults to learn how to care for themselves and be prepared to have a future plan which meets their emotional, physical and financial needs. Our multi-disciplinary team provides youth with an array of services and resources (both campus based and in the community) to assist and guide them in making a successful transition to become independent adults. Regardless of their permanency goal (i.e. APLA and/or Return to Parent/Guardian), youth in this program have varying degrees of behavioral, emotional and cognitive abilities and experiences which may have affected their growth, development and functioning in many key areas of life such as: ability to consistently do ADL’s; forming/maintaining healthy peer/adult relationships; developing meaningful adult support systems; progressing in school performance; sustaining family relationships; exercising reasonable problem solving strategies; developing positive self-esteem; pursuing realistic vocational/career paths and seeing themselves successful in the future. These youth participate in independent living skills education, life skills education, and asset based activities in order to develop those skills and behaviors that will enhance and promote their ability to work towards varying degrees of self-sufficiency.
Strategies include life skills assessment and training to develop basic life skills (budgeting/banking, nutrition, meal preparation, cleaning/minor repairs, time management and organizational skills, development of healthy relationships, understanding personal medical/mental health needs). Youth learn how to find and maintain employment. Youth learn to explore financial resources that would support further education and training. As discharge nears, they receive assistance in locating and maintaining housing. When living on their own is not possible due to a variety of cognitive and/or mental health issues, LaSalle works closely with other stakeholders to develop planning and transitional options with OPWDD and/or OMH programs. We have strong linkages into the adult service system.