The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) or the Odyssey Program is a service offered by the Center for Children that provides psycho- education to youth and their families in cases where the youth has received a mental health diagnosis. It is an innovative approach for youth and their families to gain a better understanding about mental health diagnosis, medication management and improving family communication. Trained professionals visit families in their home on a weekly basis. Workers also help facilitate community activities and learning opportunities for program participants.
Participants in the program are under 18 years old, participating in regular therapy sessions, have a mental health diagnosis and receive medical assistance.
Benefits of the program are:
- Improved family communication
- Conflict Resolution – including rewarding positive behaviors and consequences for negative behavior
- Understanding mental diagnosis and corresponding medications
- Understanding corresponding symptoms of mental health diagnoses and possible side effects of medication as well as efficacy for proper medication management
- Academic support – including organization and time management skills
- Social skills – associated with interaction with peers and respecting authority figures