Sierra School of Solano Day Rehab (Elmira, CA)
5415 Holdener Road
Elmira, CA 95625
P.O. Box 590
Elmira, CA 95625
Solano Day Rehab opened its doors in February 2009 as a one-of-a-kind program within the Sierra Schools & Academies network. Solano Day Rehab is an intensive mental health program integrated with the academic component offered on the Sierra School of Solano County campus. Through a collaborative effort, students are referred to us by local schools districts and Solano County Mental Health, then they must meet specific criteria and progress through the IEP process before placement in one of our Day Rehab classrooms. Our students have intensive mental health needs that are impeding their academic success, so the goal in placing them in our program is to help them achieve academic and mental health success.
Each Day Rehab classroom is staffed by a mental health specialist who remains in the classroom the entire school day to provide mental health support and to perform additional specific functions. A registered or licensed therapist is also assigned to each classroom, to provide support and individual therapy on either a weekly or as-needed basis. The program consists of distinct components that comprise the day-to-day activities. Mornings begin with a community meeting, during which goals are set for the day, current events are discussed, and any other topical and relevant information is related. Journaling is another daily activity, in which our staff provides a journal topic and the students then spend time writing about that topic. Not only does this serve as a forum for our students to express themselves, but it also provides a means by which the mental health team can learn about, assess, and follow up on any issues students may feel uncomfortable sharing verbally. At midday, we hold a process group, during which a variety of topics are addressed and focused on, such as problem solving, coping skills, anger management, social skills training, relaxation techniques, and stress reduction.
Each student receives an individualized treatment plan based on diagnosis and mental health team recommendations. Plans are reviewed annually with the student's family to monitor progress and set additional goals. We treat an array of diagnoses at our facility, including but not limted to: ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), bipolar disorder, OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and conduct disorders.
Our students benefit from having continual and consistent support from on-campus mental health and educational staff. Both teams seamlessly integrate their efforts and are fully dedicated to the best interests of our student body. As a united group, we assist students in reaching their ultimate goal of returning to the public school setting. Most often, we transition them in small steps from the Day Rehab program, like moving them from one of our classrooms to one without direct mental health support. This allows both the student and his/her support team to see how well they do without additional support at school and whether or not they will continue to receive supplementary treatment from the county mental health department or another authorized provider identified through the school districts or SELPA. Once each transition step is successfully taken, further transitional measures are undertaken en route to full reintegration to public school.