7th Avenue Center services are based on the Recovery Model and utilize best practices to motivate resident and produce positive outcomes. Our program is tailored to individual strengths, following the principles of recovery, to support an individuals successful transition to community living.
Psychiatric services are provided by licensed psychiatrists who meet with residents at the facility. Our psychiatrists maintain close contact with the Medical Director, Program Director and Nursing Department to help provide integrated care. Psychiatrists meet regularly with residents to discuss medications and symptoms.
7th Avenue Center works with residents to develop skills that will allow the individual to increase their level of independence. Mental health staff work closely with residents to support them with daily activities and assist with building skills that are in line with the resident’s program goals.
We believe that a person-centered approach to treatment and programming is the key to success. In this approach, residents are encouraged to identify their individual program goals and their role in the recovery process. In order to develop a specific plan and strategies to meet these goals, residents work in partnership with their Caseload Mental Health Worker. The Caseload Mental Health Worker meets with the resident to discuss their progress on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis and assists the resident to accomplish their unique treatment plan.
We offer a comprehensive rehabilitation program with groups such as Seeking Safety; Symptom Management; Medication Education; Peer Support; Anger Management; Dual Recovery Anonymous; Money Management; Social Skills; Healthy Lifestyles, including an effective Smoking Cessation group; Pet Therapy; GED group; Stress Management; Community Outreach and many others.
In conjunction with our Community Outreach Program, 7th Avenue Center uses the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) to help residents identify which factors impact their mental wellness and specifically how to build the skills that are essential to sustaining physical and mental wellness.
Strong WRAP plans have shown to be an important in strengthening support systems, reducing isolation and assisting with identifying early warning signs to stressful situations.
WRAP groups are offered in both English and Spanish.
Dialectical Skills Training
Dialectical Skills Training plays a pivotal role in our program. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) was originally developed to treat clients with Borderline Personality Disorder but it has been found to be useful in helping a wide variety of residents develop the skills of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and reality testing. Our DBT program coaches residents on how to use coping skills in a way that will promote ongoing physical and mental wellness in both 7th Avenue Center and future community settings.