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Treatment Integration

Chemical Dependency, Mental Health Care, Family Therapy, and Traditional Healing. The California YRTCs will use innovative models to heal Indian youth who suffer from chemical dependency. Holistic care is the philosophy and foundation upon which the YRTCs will offer individualized, culturally appropriate treatment. A team of mental health care professionals, medical providers, and traditional healers will work in concert to treat the whole person. They will integrate several effective treatment-models, recognizing that effective treatment must address the client’s mental health, home environment, and family relationships. The YRTCs will offer concurrent, onsite family therapy, and, after youth return home, the YRTCs will coordinate aftercare with local behavioral health programs.