Recovery is the ultimate goal at Southern Plains Treatment Services, whether recovery takes place within our treatment regimen or because we laid the foundation for the process of recovery to continue after discharge from the agency. Our treatment plans and services, as well as our emphasis on good aftercare resources, reflect our dedication to our clients’ physical and mental health.
Our treatment philosophy includes the belief that clients have a right to daily interaction with others that reflects mutual dignity and respect; a right to self determination; a right to responsible participation in decisions that affect their lives.
- To help clients build on their strengths and resources to cope with the problems that led to their placement
- To manage clients’ current problems/symptoms
- To encourage and assist clients in developing adequate life skills within the natural routine and setting of the unit
- To empower clients to make good decisions for themselves, both now and in the future, and
- To safely and productively reconnect clients with their families and communities.
Input is received from the Education and Medical departments at these meetings through Education Summaries and Medical Updates. Following admission to SPTS, clients are evaluated using a variety of assessment tools specific to the client’s needs. As an agency, SPTS does not permit the use of unconventional treatment modalities.
- Treatment plans and services are focused on recovery. This includes the use of outside resources and is not limited to resources available through Southern Plains Treatment Services.
- Treatment provides symptom awareness, adequate coping skills, and resources to allow our clients to function in the school, home, and community settings. Carefully written plans are developed within the individual and group therapy modalities.
- Treatment plans are specific in addressing mental health, physical health, and other counseling needs, in addition to the needs of the family. These plans are tailored to the individual and his/her particular circumstances.
- Client needs are assessed during treatment and at discharge, providing referral agencies with good recommendations and advocating for additional resources following discharge.
- Staff shows positive regard to clients, sets up a social climate of mutual respect, and firmly asserts a leadership role as a helping authority figure in an organized and consistent structure. There is close supervision and support at all times.
- Each unit is part of the residential community in which staff and clients work, play, and learn together. In this “family” atmosphere, staff and clients form caring relationships which are the basis of positive change. Staff teaches and models positive discipline and problem-solving.
- Clients will actively participate in individual and group therapies as deemed appropriate by the SPTS treatment team.
- Therapy, recreation, and supervision are geared to the clients’ developmental needs. Enjoyable and meaningful activities and instruction are provided to ensure success and improve self-esteem.
- Success in family interactions, peer involvement, and the community is based on an emphasis on interpersonal communication and the client’s ability to form positive relationships.