Residential Services

Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP)

Our community integrated group living programs serve female and male foster youth in need of a higher level of care. Each program provides 24-hour staff supervision and trauma informed care in a home-like atmosphere. Each program is a six-bed home that integrates youth into public schools and participating in community activities. The ultimate goal of our integrated group living programs is to empower youth and their families to have a voice and choice in their Plan of Care to decrease barrier behaviors so they may transition to family, a resource family or transitional programs such as Stepping Stones.

Redwood Community Services was a rural implementer of the   Residential Based Services pilot program.  Lasting Integrated Family Environments (LIFE), formerly Residential Based Services, was very successful in early family engagement and after-care services to the youth and families.

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Redwood Community Services, Inc. has been providing children's residential services since 2006. The Lasting Integrated Family Environments (LIFE) program model was developed during RCS’s participation in the Residentially Based Services (RBS) pilot which concludes at the end of December 2018. LIFE includes a Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) option called Cam’s Place and Mendocino House, for youth struggling with behaviors that are barriers to their ability to live successfully in family settings. The LIFE program also features community-based, In-Home Behavioral Services (IHBS) to support the youth and family once the youth has completed the residential phase of their treatment and has moved into a family living environment where they can continue to develop skills to reduce their barrier behaviors. The intent of this program is to integrate intensive therapeutic and behavioral service provided at Cam’s Place and Mendocino House, and community-based therapeutic/ support services that are coordinated by the Care Coordination Team (CCT); providing comprehensive care using a strengths-based, team driven approach. A safety plan and Plan of Care are developed and used to guide treatment and address goals.

Cam’s Place Facility #236803806 & Mendocino House Facility #236803809

Redwood Community Services is committed to providing services to our local youth (Mendocino, Lake and Humboldt Counties) and we consider all referrals for youth from other counties. Youth are placed through Department of Children and Family Services and Juvenile Probation.  Our programs keep these youth connected to positive community school resources and when applicable independent living skills programs. Youth receive intensive services within a short time frame (3-9 months) and then transition to a home-based setting where services continue (if applicable). These youth attend local schools and efforts are made to keep them in the least restrictive school setting.  

Our programs help each youth identify a supportive network of life connections that will help guide them towards making safe choices while healing from trauma and developing their independent living skills. Depending on the age of the youth, they are encouraged to attend community schools/college and are assisted in gaining

Mendocino County Children’s Center (MCCC) Facility #236801878

MCCC is an assessment center that accepts emergency placements from Mendocino County Department of Family and Children’s Services (MCDFCS). In addition to assessment services, youth may stay past the first 30 days as they receive trauma informed care and meet the need for a STRTP. MCCC provides a safe environment for youth and their families in crisis to stabilize their barrier behaviors, access medication management services and assist in accessing supportive resources and services.    

Behavioral Health Services

·       Assessment & Plan Development

·       Individual & Family Therapy

·       TBS – Therapeutic Behavioral Services

·       ICC – Intensive Care Coordination

·       IHBS – Intensive Home-Based Services

·       Medication Management

·       Crisis Services

Evidence Based or Promising Practices

·      BST – Brief Strategic Therapy

·      CBT – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

·      CPS – Collaborative Problem Solving

·      DBT – Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy

·      Motivational Interviewing

·      Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

·      Narrative Therapy

There are no unwanted children, just unfound families.
— Anonymous

·      PCIT – Parent Child Interactive Therapy

·      Positive Parenting Program – Triple P

·      Practice Wise

·      TF-CBT – Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

·      TRM/CRM – Trauma Resiliency Model/ Community Resiliency Model