Community Re-entry Assistance
The Journey of Self-Sufficiency Begins with Basic Skills Training
When rehabilitation is completed and the patient’s next phase of life begins, the practice of skills learned in CNS therapies commences in real world settings. To prepare patients for a meaningful, productive future, community re-entry assistance is offered that eases the transition to work, home, and family. Skills and practices taught in both the clinical and the residential treatment program include:
- Emergency Skills Modules I and II – Patients review possible emergencies at home and in the community and are trained in response actions.
- Transportation Training - Patient learns how to arrange for and navigate public and personal transportation, including use of the Uber app.
- Pathfinding – An assessment tool is used to determine a patient’s ability to navigate their surroundings at home and in the community. They must demonstrate safety on the streets and an ability to find their way back to the CNS residential treatment center.
- No Cue Days – Patients are challenged and assessed to determine their ability to initiate daily tasks without prompting.
- Medication Training Module – Education on the dosage, time/frequency, and the color/shape of medications is provided.
Other activities addressed include:
- Grocery shopping
- Bill paying
- Personal shopping/appointments
- Volunteering in the community, where appropriate
- Behavior tools for community engagement
- Outings to parks, concerts, movies, cultural and religious event
- Following directions to complete tasks
- Tending a garden
- YMCA visits to learn about gym safety/equipment (not available at all locations)