Independent Living Skills
We provide Independent Living Skills (ILS) services to families and care givers who have children or young adults with mental health/behavioral issues living in their homes or foster care settings. The ILS program is centered in the consumer’s home and in the community. We tailor our services to fit the family culture, to meet the consumer’s needs and to be flexible in schedule and design.
Pinnacle Services staff members will work to identify the consumer’s indicators for potential mental health crisis and develop successful strategies of de-escalation. We work collaboratively with team members to ensure that meaningful support is provided. All staff members are trained to recognize the precursors to a crisis and will work with consumer to implement these strategies and avoid more intensive mental health interventions in a manner that is as transparent as possible.
The ILS program often contains a focus on learning or maintaining social and independence skills. Areas of support often include:
- Person centered planning
- Community inclusion activities
- Time management
- Exploration and expansion of personal interests
- Personal money management
- Problem solving
- Household management
- Building interpersonal relationships
- Positive behavioral guidance
- Role modeling
Our staff meets with families, interdisciplinary team members and the consumer regularly in order to monitor expectations. The schedule design is flexible to meet the consumer’s needs. Be sure to contact us with any questions you might have about Pinnacle Services and the extraordinary collaborative environment we offer.