Prototypes, at the beautiful Tustin Family Campus, is an 18 month residential treatment program serving 15 mothers with up to 32 children. All residents have open Child and Family Service Cases in the County of Orange. These mothers are working to reunify with their children while at the same time addressing their histories with addiction and mental health. Our treatment team works closely with Orange County Social Services, Orange County Mental Health and Family Court to ensure successful case plan completion and reunification. Clients receive substance abuse counseling and education, counseling and education in parenting and life skills as well as individual and group therapy for both mothers and children. The goal for our clients is that they graduate with custody of their children, affordable housing and a steady income.
The Certified Substance Abuse Counselor is the coordinator of community and client services. The Certified Substance Abuse Counselors are responsible for the assessment of need and implementation of care plans. It is usual for clients to have ongoing support needs in areas such as housing, employment, social relationships, and community participation. Certified Substance Abuse Counselor will work closely with case managers, clinicians, and other health specialists to coordinate and monitor client issues. Often Certified Substance Abuse Counselor work in the group environment.
The underlying responsibilities for Certified Substance Abuse Counselors to the client population include:
- Assessment of needs
- Care planning
- Substance abuse counseling
- Psycho educational group facilitation
- Education as needed on an individual basis