Mental Health Services
At Guiding Light Home for Boys, Inc., we know that children and families can face significant emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges. Trauma, abandonment, abuse, neglect, prolonged exposure to environmental stressors and violence, and/or limited access to needed care and resources can impact children and adolescents in very significant ways and contribute to difficulties with their overall ability to connect, learn, make decisions, and realize their strengths.
To help understand and navigate these challenges, Guiding Light Home for Boys, Inc. provides an array of mental/behavioral health services along a continuum of care, including Residential Treatment, Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) and Community-based Outpatient Mental Health Services. We work closely with the Riverside and San Bernardino County Department of Children and Family Services DPSS and DCFS), Riverside and San Bernardino County Department of Probation, California Community Care Licensing (CCL), Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, and our agency is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Consistent with the mental health Recovery Model and the Core Practice Model, our staff of highly trained therapists, Child and Family Specialists, peer/parent advocates, psychiatrists, residential counselors, coordinators and supervisors provide comprehensive and individualized services that include: Screening, Assessment, Treatment Planning, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Skills-based Rehabilitation, Psychiatric Assessment and Evaluation, Medication Support Services, Targeted Case Management, Child and Family Team Meetings, Crisis Intervention, Discharge Planning, and Coordination of Care across systems.
We work closely with County Social Workers, Dependency Attorneys, Probation Officers, Public Defenders, Public and Non-public School staff, other Mental Health providers and teams, Psychiatric Hospitals, and community organizations to coordinate each client’s care and treatment planning.