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Program 1: Acute Medical and Skilled Nursing Services
Program 1 serves individuals from all residential units at Porterville Developmental Center that become ill and require short-term acute or critically ill services. Additionally, Program 1 serves individuals who require significant medical and nursing intervention on a daily basis to sustain, restore, or improve their physical well-being. Consumers admitted may be ambulatory or non-ambulatory.
Program 4: Personal Awareness and Life Skills Development
Program 4 serves individuals who require a broad range of intermediate to long-term training intervention that is focused on quality of life, including those with sensory handicaps and/or communication deficits. Consumers are both ambulatory or non-ambulatory, but most require assistance to translocate to a destination. They may also require specialized intervention for mild to moderate challenging behaviors that interfere with their ability to participate in activities of daily living. Those admitted are over 18 years of age and are severely/profoundly disabled.
Program 5: Behavioral Adjustment and Social Skills Development
Program 5 serves individuals whose primary needs include improvement of self-care skills, positive behavior and social skills, interpersonal relationships, and development of independent living skills. Consumers are both ambulatory and non-ambulatory, and many possess basic self-care skills, various levels of communication skills, and are able to participate in group activities. Those admitted are 18 years of age or older.
Program 7: Behavioral, Emotional and Social-Sexual Treatment (Secure Treatment Program)
Program 7 serves individuals in a secure environment who require a highly structured treatment setting. These individuals have multiple maladaptive behaviors including sexual and/or other criminal offenses, assaults, self-abuse, property destruction, drug abuse and other socially undesirable and antisocial behaviors. Services provided include work/life skills, substance abuse training, coping skills, relaxation therapy, individual and group therapy, sex offender relapse training, court competency training, as well as specialized educational and vocational opportunities. Individuals admitted are 18 years of age or older.
Program 8: Social and Life Skills Development (Secure Treatment Program)
Program 8 provides services to both adolescents and adults in a secure setting who may be dually diagnosed, requiring behavioral and mental health services, and court competency training for adolescents. The program focus is preparing individuals for re-entry into the community by increasing coping skills and decreasing maladaptive behaviors through social and leisure skill development, gaining control over manipulative/impulsive behaviors and increasing work-readiness, vocational, educational and enhanced independent living skills. The majority of individuals are behavioral in nature, responding more readily to behavior modification techniques than to cognitive therapies. Individuals learn to make appropriate choices in areas of daily living, respecting their peers and meeting commitments.
Central Program Services: Day Treatment Services
Central Program Services provides training to meet the individual's identified needs. Services are provided through a variety of programs designed to increase their level of independence, functioning skills, ability to control their environment, and ability to live in community settings. Services provided include Education Services, Adult Basic Education, Employment Services, Speech-Language Pathology Services, Sign Language Interpreter Services, Assistive Technology, Leisure Services, Religious Services, Volunteer Services, two Resource Centers and the Foster Grandparent/Senior Companion program.