Community Health Services Employment ApplicationAftercare planning identifies social, economic, and vocational problems to be resolved to help the participants remain drug and crime-free. Aftercare will focus on strengthening the skills and understanding acquired in the treatment programs and Relapse Prevention program using the cognitive behavioral model. For lasting recovery the clients must work through issues of guilt and shame, lack of self-esteem, and feelings of disconnection and disempowerment. Overcoming disempowerment and disconnection from others will be emphasized. The basis for recovery is to build trust, bond in relationships, and build hope.

Self-confidence is the key to success. The opposite is low self-confidence or low self-esteem. High self-esteem nourishes individuals' abilities and resources. Self-confidence with a feeling of high values is a journey of self-awareness and knowledge. This knowledge includes a feeling of worthwhileness, meaningfulness. When self-esteem is developed, participants have new feelings about self and communicate differently with others.

Low levels of education and unemployment are frequently correlated with criminal activity and substance abuse. The Aftercare program will encourage education as a base for achieving self-sufficiency. Participants will address on-going education and vocational training in their transitional plans. Employment and income plans will be developed as part of the life skills and transitional planning components of the program.

Community Health Services Employment ApplicationLinkage to the continuum of services available in the community is a critical component of Community Health Services' integrated intervention strategy. A resource network and staff reference notebook is available during the community resource assessment process. During transition planning, staff members will reach out to a range of health, family service, social service, residential treatment, mental health, domestic violence, legal advocacy, employment resource centers, etc., that serve the community. Referral information and arrangements are available in advance of need so that staff will always have available to them a comprehensive network of community resources to rely upon for specialized problems or concerns that they encounter. Linkages will be made with churches, community agencies, volunteers, and community colleges to identify people and programs that will provide support.

Continuing care upon return to the community is a service essential for maintaining recovery and reducing recidivism and recognized as one of the most critical needs especially for substance abuse problems. The Aftercare component of treatment will include case management to assist in making positive lifestyle changes as insurance against relapse. Case management includes stabilization, reorientation, and rebuilding.

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"Rehabilitation and progress toward that end is measured by the client's commitment to change."

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