A Trauma Informed Organization

Early Intervention &
Community Wellness

Access & Wellness Center
Outpatient Services
Intensive Services
The Avis & Mark Ridley-Thomas Life Learning Program
Training Programs
Privacy Practices
Employment Opportunities
To best meet the mental health needs of children and their families, as well as actively promote the training of mental health professionals, the Clinic engages in a number of training partnerships with organizations and institutions in the community.

Early Intervention Training Institute

The Clinic’s social enterprise, the Early Intervention Training Institute (EITI) was designed with two goals in mind: to increase capacity of staff at community-based and educational agencies and other key “gatekeepers” to identify children ages 0-5 who are at risk for emotional, behavioral and social delay and other challenges; and to train professionals to effectively intervene with these children and their families within their own unique settings. EITI trains approximately 700 mental health and allied professionals annually.

Life Learning Program

Our Life Learning Program aims to equip adolescents and young adults, ages 15 to 25, who have significant mental health problems, with essential skills and experiences to transition successfully to independent community life. Vocational education, employment services, rehabilitation, case management, and medication services are blended to provide a wide range of needed services. We assist young adults in obtaining positive peer relationships, stable housing, higher education, job opportunities, and access to other community resources. Special weekend and evening recreational and cultural enrichment activities are organized to engage these young adults and expose them to opportunities outside their daily life experiences. The Clinic partners with the State Department of Rehabilitation and the County Department of Mental Health Cooperative Program to provide this life skills training, which is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Read more about our Life Learning Program here