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Support

Five Acres has served vulnerable children and families since 1888. We provide family-centered support services on campus and through outreach programs in homes, at schools and in off-site offices.
Protect
  Five Acres cares for and protects the innocent and vulnerable through intervention and counseling, anger management, parenting classes and our domestic violence program.
Treatment
Five Acres helps children and families heal and thrive. Treatment is personalized and may utilize or combine assessment services, individual, family or group counseling, an individualized education plan (IEP) and an array of other services and mental health therapies.
Education

Five Acres Non-public School is an intensive therapeutic learning environment for children with academic deficiencies and severe emotional or behavioral. To enroll call Debbie Salas, M.A. (626) 798-6793, Ext. 2315.  
Advocate
Five Acres advocates for children and families for services, patient rights, access to treatment, standards of care, community awareness and understanding.
Strengthen Five Acres strengthens individuals and families by building on the strengths of the individual, family and community.
Provide Homes
Every child deserves security and a loving home. Five Acres works to secure permanent homes through family preservation, family finding, fostering and adoption.
Mentor Our education and special-friend mentors build trust and act as guides on the path to stability and independence.
Empower
Five Acres empowers individuals and families through effective collaboration, innovation and partnerships.
Excellence
Five Acres strives for the highest standards of quality and excellence in services, cultural competence, professionalism, leadership and ethics. We meet or exceed standards of care through research, self-evaluation, advancement and dedication.
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2013 Outcomes

To ensure that Five Acres’ programs are effective and that the more than 6,500 individuals' and families' needs are met while meeting or surpassing industry standards, Five Acres' research department works continuously to assess programs and compile program and client data. The following 2013 statistics reflect program outcomes.

Permanency Programs
Permanency plans are developed for each child and integrated service plans are implemented, with the goal of reunification with a birth parent or adoption by a foster-to-adopt family.Permanency programs include foster care, Intensive Treatment Foster Care and Adoption and Support services
• Foster Care
• Intensive Treatment Foster Care (ITFC)
• Adoption and Adoption Support

2013 Outcomes
90% of children in the Adoption Promotion and Support Services program maintained placement or moved closer to permanency.
Placement stability in Five Acres’ Permanency division is in the top 10% compared to other California-based service providers


 
Therapeutic Programs
Intensive therapeutic programs help stabilize children and families in crisis to avoid more serious intervention; offered in home, school and community settings.
• Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS)
• Wraparound Services
• Pasadena Mental Health Center
• Grace Center

2013 Outcomes
71% of residential clients successfully completed the RBS intensive treatment program.
Five Acres ranks in the top 10% in clients being discharged to less restrictive environments, among California-based residential programs.


 Residential Programs
Child-centered programs are offered in safe, intensive therapeutic environments to treat severe trauma and disorders, with the goal of moving children to less restrictive settings.
• Residential Treatment Center
• Residentially-Based Services (RBS)
• Group Home (older teens)

2013 Outcomes
71% of residential clients successfully completed the RBS intensive treatment program.
Five Acres ranks in the top 10% in clients being discharged to less restrictive environments, among California-based residential programs.


 Therapeutic educational services provided at Five Acres Therapeutic School
Therapeutic School

Five Acres’ non-public Therapeutic School offers highly specialized instruction for students grades K-10 with significant learning, emotional and behavioral disorders.

• Serves residential clients and 26 school districts
• Academic and therapeutic program
• Individually focused, family-centered
• Mainstream to public school when ready  Download PDF

2013 Outcome
The Therapeutic School met its target of increasingaverage student learning rate to one full grade level per year, a 50% increase over average student learning rate on admission, reinforcing well-being.  SARC 2013-14


Community-Based Programs
Preventive programs for children and families with emotional and relationship Issues aim to keep families functional and intact; offered in home, school and community settings.
• Mental Health Services
• Family Preservation
• Deaf Services
• Multidisciplinary Assessment (MAT )

2013 Outcomes
89% of Family Preservation clients experienced positive outcomes upon completion of services, improving safety, well-being and permanency.
Family Preservation clients experienced positive outcomes at a rate nearly 25% higher than national results reported by The National Family Preservation Network.