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COMMUNITY INTEGRATION 

Community Integration 

Community Wellness Foundation (CWF) goal is to teach emotional, cognitive, and social skills that help those diagnosed with mental illness live and work in their communities as independently as possible. Our program is designed to help participants optimize their personal, social, and vocational competency to live successfully in the community. Activities are determined by the needs of the persons served. Our clients are active partners in all aspects of these programs. Community integration provides opportunities for the community participation of the persons served. The scope of these services is based on the identified needs and desires of the client.

 

Some of the community activities include:

  • Cultural activities

  • Employment activities.

  • Educational and training activities

  • Spiritual activities.

  • Vocational pursuits

  • Access and utilization of public transportation

  • Development of living skills.

  • Development of work attitudes

  • Leisure or recreational activities.

  • Communication activities.

  • Health and wellness promotion.

  • Orientation, mobility, and destination training.

  • Volunteerism.

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  • Completing homework

  • Budgeting and money management

  • Cooking

  • Personal care

  • House cleaning

  • Routine chores

  • Laundry

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Our program assists youth with acquiring and building the skills necessary to maximize their personal independence including in-home skills such as:

 

Our youth program focuses on recreation and leisure interests as well as the development of social engagement skills. Community outings and skill building focused on grocery shopping, getting a haircut, and using public transportation. 

We are geared towards promoting self-sufficiency and advocacy for children. Our goal is to provide our minor client tools to become independent and successful while building on a positive self-image. Youth service focuses on the main areas outlined below:

  • Supportive & educational services for students, youth, and their parents

  • Personal hygiene and nutrition

  • Anger management

  • Positive problem-solving methods

  • Relationship building and self-esteem

  • Personal awareness and boundaries

  • Organizational skills management

  • Independent living skills and IEP/ support and advocacy, transitional age youth support services

  • Health promotion and training, especially for children and parents with IEP students in transition (i.e., IEP treatment plan, challenges, advocacy in family/home/school dynamics, student/ teacher interaction and support, etc.)

  • Ensuring parents, youth and special needs children are aware of and have access to entitlements, educational development, career development and other available benefits

  • Strengthening communication skills between parents/teachers and between children, parents and other adults

  • Promote the recovery and self-determination process for youth to fully develop to the maximum potential

  • Rehabilitation assessment and evaluation to identify strengths, skills and needs

  • Formulating goals for youth with special needs to proactively address those needs

  • Facilitate development of age-appropriate daily living and social skills

  • Promote use of community resources by families

  • Medication education and monitoring as needed

  • Reduce inpatient hospitalizations and out of home placements for youth

  • Decreasing frustration with school system when trying to meet educational needs and developmental needs of transitional age youth

  • Promoting education and implementing IEP goals into individualized comprehensive treatment plan

  • Coping skills training (learning how to Self-Manage a diagnosis)

  • Childhood behavioral disorders and sensitivity to kids who live with them