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The Edinburg Center’s mission is distinguished by our longstanding belief that all persons have the potential to learn, the capacity for change and the right to live a meaningful life in the community of his or her choice. Our mission is to provide an array of innovative services which promote personal growth and independence, foster hope and enhance the quality of life of people with mental health conditions, co-occurring substance use conditions and/or developmental disabilities.
The Center’s mission is distinguished by our longstanding belief that all persons have the potential to learn, the capacity for change and the right to live a meaningful life in the community of his or her choice. Our mission is to provide an array of innovative services which promote personal growth and independence, foster hope and enhance the quality of life of people with mental health conditions, co-occurring substance use conditions and/or developmental disabilities. The following is a list of current services we offer to the community:
Adult Mental Health Services including: Community Based Flexible Supports; Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT); Potter Place Clubhouse; Opportunities Day Treatment Program; Outpatient Psychiatry and Therapy; Community Intervention Services; Family Support and Advocacy
Developmental Disabilities Services including Residential Services; Clinical Services; Emergency Respite ServicesThe Edinburg Center provides a range of children’s services and is a provider for the Massachusetts’ Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative.
In-Home Behavioral Services
The Edinburg Center has provided behavioral services to youth and their families for over 30 years. In-Home Behavioral Services offer valuable support to children and youth with challenging behaviors that get in the way of everyday life. Services are provided by a behavioral health professional who is skilled in understanding and treating difficult behaviors in children and youth. The provider works closely with the child and family to create a specific behavior plan to improve the child’s functioning. The provider also works as a team with a behavior management monitor. The monitor works with the child and family to implement the child’s behavior plan. In-Home Behavioral Services can be provided any place where the child is located, including home, school, childcare centers and other community settings.
Therapeutic Mentoring Services
Therapeutic Mentoring Services are provided to youth under the age of 21 in any setting where the youth resides and in other community settings such as school, child care centers or respite settings. Therapeutic Mentoring offers structured, one-to-one, strength-based support services to youth that are designed to address identified daily living, social, and communication needs. Therapeutic Mentors support, coach and train youth to demonstrate skills in such areas as age-appropriate behaviors, interpersonal communication, problem-solving, conflict resolution, and relating appropriately to other youth or adults in recreational and social activities. Therapeutic Mentoring promotes a youth’s success in navigating various social contexts, learning new skills, and making functional progress in the community.
In-Home Therapy Services
In-Home Therapy Services is a structured, consistent, strength-based therapeutic relationship between a licensed clinician and the youth and family for the purpose of treating the youth’s behavioral health needs and improving the family’s ability to provide effective support for the youth. Interventions are designed not only to enhance the family’s capacity to promote the youth’s successful functioning in the home and community but also to prevent the need for the youth’s admission to an inpatient hospital, psychiatric residential treatment facility or other treatment setting.
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