The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP)
This program provides psycho- education to youth and their families in cases where the youth has received a mental health diagnosis. It is an innovative approach for youth and their families to gain a better understanding about mental health diagnosis, medication management and improving family communication. Trained professionals visit families in their home on a weekly basis. Workers also help facilitate community activities and learning opportunities for program participants.
Participants in the program are under 18 years old, participating in regular therapy sessions, have a mental health diagnosis and receive medical assistance.
Improved family communication
Conflict Resolution – including rewarding positive behaviors and consequences for negative behavior
Understanding mental diagnosis and corresponding medications
Understanding corresponding symptoms of mental health diagnoses and possible side effects of medication as well as efficacy for proper medication management
Academic support – including organization and time management skills
Social skills – associated with interaction with peers and respecting authority figures