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Building Relationships and Bridging the Gap to Mental Health

Posted by Victor Staff on May, 21, 2021

Mental Health America’s theme for National Mental Health Month is Tools 2 Thrive which places an emphasis on providing practical tools so anyone can improve their mental health no matter their situation.

Though there has been great work in past years to lessen the stigma of seeking help or treatment for mental health, the stigma still prevents people from getting the help they need. There are additional reservations that are a result of poor past experiences with mental health professionals or agencies.

We can’t help people with their mental health unless they first feel safe seeking help or can be connected to resources. This is what our Victor Community Support Center (VCSS) in Redding has been working on for the past two years across Tehama County.

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Topics: community outreach, family services, Transitional Age Youth Services (TAY), Therapeutic Behavior Services, Staff Stories

How To Use Your Living and Work Spaces to Boost Your Mental Health

Posted by Victor Staff on April, 09, 2021

We have all been spending a lot of time indoors this past year and it has probably caused you to take into account your surroundings more than you have done in the past.

Being restricted to your home with the occasional grocery store run is a lot less environmental diversity than we are used to. That means the spaces we are spending most of our time in are making a greater impact on our mental health.

Like the people you surround yourself with, the spaces around you also affect you subconsciously. We want people to have the best environments for their work and personal life so they can be as productive and healthy as possible.

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Topics: Evidence Based Programming, Therapeutic Behavior Services, About Victor

Pen Pals in 2020

Posted by Victor Staff on September, 23, 2020

Socially Distanced

You’ve probably experienced a level of disconnection this year due to social distancing, mask wearing, and the challenges of living in quarantine. For most adults, this is a situation we can manage and cope with thanks to having the benefit of some perspective as well as established relationships with friends and family. However, for kids it can be a uniquely frustrating and isolating time.

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Topics: family services, Evidence Based Programming, Therapeutic Behavior Services, Staff Stories, foster care

A Graduation Success Story at Victor

Posted by Victor Staff on September, 09, 2020

The work we do at Victor changes lives. We understand many businesses or organizations can say the same, but we actually see the proof in our client's success stories. 

For one of our Wraparound Program Clients at VTC Pomona, the last two years made the difference between a young woman becoming homeless or thriving in her foster home. 

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Topics: family services, Therapeutic Behavior Services, Residential and School Programs, Staff Stories, foster care

Collaboration Between Psychiatrists and Wraparound Programs

Posted by Victor Staff on May, 13, 2019

Psychiatry Online published an article on the success of Wraparound programs in helping troubled youth. They offer an interesting perspective on the role of a Psychiatrist collaborating with the wraparound team. The article also highlights an opportunity for the Psychiatrist to work more closely with the wraparound team for better outcomes.

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Topics: Therapeutic Behavior Services, Residential and School Programs, blog promotion

A 13-Year-Old Boy’s Journey: Overcoming Anxiety to Attend School

Posted by Victor Staff on December, 22, 2017

Some may describe a 13-year-old boy as awkward. Moody. Hormonal. Their newly discovered desire to be independent means they’d rather hang out with their friends than be in any near proximity to their parental units. They’ve discovered girls instead of the latest video game hacks and consider Snapchat to be an actual conversation with a human being. Possibly their biggest worries are puberty and pimples, braces and bad hair, big feet and even bigger egos.

School is a necessary evil, a land of fellow teenage peers who want to be “individuals” by fitting in. Most days, their biggest concern is they forgot to study for a test, lost last week’s football game to their rivals, didn’t get the seat in class next to their crush, or the cafeteria ran out of pizza before they got to the front of the line. Sure, being a 13-year-old boy is hard. Being a 13-year-old boy with anxiety is even harder. And for someone like 13-year-old Colin*, going to school at all is a real, daily struggle.

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Topics: family services, Therapeutic Behavior Services

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