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  • TN. Department of Children's Services TN. Department of Children's Services

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Mission Statement

The mission of the O & A Center is to provide a 30 day, comprehensive assessment for delinquent youth in a safe and homelike environment while in State custody. A Discharge Service Plan is developed for recommendations to the Juvenile Court.

Description

SERVICE ARRAY

EDUCATION SERVICES

§ On-site school (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

§ Special Education services (if needed)

§ Assessments to establish grade level, performance ability, and vocational interest and aptitude.

§ Community Service Project (volunteer activities)

§ G.E.D. preparation

§ Daily PE

HEALTH ASSESSMENT

§ EPSD & T medical screening

§ Dental evaluation

§ Other medical services, as needed.

BEHAVIOR OBSERVATION

§ Token economy (point system)

§ Progress notes

§ Daily observation

§ Weekly student conferences

COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENTS &

EVALUATIONS

§ Psychoeducational assessment

§ Clinical interview

§ Trauma assessment

§ Personality inventory

§ Other specialized assessment, as needed.

§ Substance abuse inventory (SASSI-A2)

§ Reason for Living Inventory for Adolescents

§ Youth Coping Index

§ Multigroup Ethnic Identify Measure

§ YLS/CMI (Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory)

TREATMENT SERVICES

§ Balanced and Restorative Justice model

§ A & D prevention

§ Teen nutrition

§ Planned parenthood

§ Anger management

§ Individual and family therapy, as needed.

§ Weekly group therapy

§ Crisis intervention, as needed

§ Teen AA/NA meetings

OTHER ORGANIZED ACTIVITIES

§ Educational and recreational community outings

§ Student Continuous Quality Improvement meetings

§ Daily and weekly chores

§ On-site recreational activities (basketball, volleyball, pool, board games, movies, computer games, Nintendo, Play Station, cards, listening to music, crafts or hobbies, and reading materials from the in-house library)

§ Religious services: A Volunteer Chaplain coordinates all student religious needs, to include but not limited to, weekly Bible study, annual vacation Bible School, and weekly Sunday school

FAMILY CONNECTIONS

§ Weekly visitation and phone calls

§ Correspondence via mail

§ Family therapy/consultation

§ Admission and Discharge Service Plan meetings

§ Connection to community/area agencies

§ Day Passes

FOOD SERVICE

Meals and snacks are prepared on-site by the Center's Food Service Stewards. The Center follows the menu developed by a certified nutritionist to meet the needs of adolescent males

STAFFING PATTEN

A total of 21 full time staff includes the following: Director, Assistant Director, MSW Director of Treatment, two Case Managers, two Correctional Teachers (Special Education certified), a Children's Services Sergeant, three Children's Services Corporals, seven Children's Services.

VOLUNTEER SERVICES

The Center utilizes various community and social service partners for services and support. A Community Involvement Council provides feedback to the staff in regard to concerns of the community as well as providing guidance for recruitment of

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