DINUBA CHILDRENS SERVICES 144 SOUTH L. STREET DINUBA CA. 93618 (559) 591-6680 PRESENTED BY VIRGINIA RODRIGUEZ
SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUESChildren face higher risks in developing mentalhealth problems, when they are faced with certaindysfunctional issues. Some factors could beemotional abuse, physical abuse, and sexual abuse.Neglect, discrimination, poverty, trauma, andexposure to violence in the home, could also causemental health problems.
ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE•program director•assistance program director•team leaders•therapist•rehab workers•crisis team•staff
COMMUNITY CONTEXT OF THE AGENCYDinuba children services works with many othercommunity agencies. •Turning Point /Drug and alcohol •Foster family agencies •Court order clients • School districts •Law enforcement/probation •Health clinic physicians •Child welfare services
POPULATION AT RISKMentally Ill children •children that are not treated with there mental illness have higher difficulties while coping within there environment •It could intervene in their daily lives, at school, with their families, legal systems, and communities. •If children are treated with their mental illness they could live a better life. •Treating their mental illness could make their lives easier and they could be able to cope better within, their environment.
MISSION STATEMENTTulare county mental health develops, implementsand promotes mental health services in acollaborative manner with consumers and familymembers through program that foster theconsumers wellness and recovery process and thatare provided in a caring and culturally respectfulmanner.
DINUBA CHILDREN SERVICES•DCS establishes mental health services to beprovided to qualifying children, adolescents andadults who are residents of Tulare county.•DCS is a contracted service of the Tulare countyhealth and human services agency.•DCS provides services to medical and healthyfamilies recipients residing in Northern Tularecounty.•DCS is an agency that works with families in thehome, school and other agencies in the community .
AGENCYS PRACTICE•Family Therapy/ Counseling•Individual Therapy/counseling•Crisis intervention•Psychiatric evaluations•Linkage services• Rehabilitation groups -Social skills -Anger management -Girls self- esteem -Parenting support
SOCIAL WORK VALUESNational Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics •social justice •dignity and worth of the person •cultural competence •integrityDCS respects clients/ self discriminationInformed consent, confidentiality , HIPPA
DINUBA CHILDREN SERVICESDSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel ofmental disorders, fourth edition)• The DSM-IV is an important tool that DinubaChildren Services needs an order to diagnose a child.• DSM-IV is an official Manuel of mental healthproblems developed by the American PsychiatricAssociation.