The Calaveras County Perinatal Substance Abuse Program is an Intensive Outpatient Program designed to provide gender-specific substance abuse treatment for substance abusing women who are pregnant and/or parenting children, or in the process of reunifying with their children. The program also addresses issues which make it difficult for a mother to lead a fulfilling, healthy and drug-free life. Intensive Outpatient Services groups are provided 3 days per week, for up to six months. In some cases, the program may be extended. Admission preference given to pregnant and/or IV drug users.
The program provides the following services:
- Intensive Outpatient Treatment program: (IOP) gender-specific substance abuse treatment for women provided by counselors in two 90-minute groups per day, 3 days per week.
- Drug/alcohol drug tests are provided according to a client’s treatment requirements and plan.
- Child Care is provided on-site for participants’ children birth to 36 months, by child development staff. This service will be available during group hours.
- Parenting education and life skills training.
- Case Management: to link women and their children to other needed services including, but not limited to:
- Primary medical care, including HIV and tuberculosis testing, education and counseling
- Primary pediatric care
- Prenatal care & education on the effects of alcohol & drugs on the fetus
- Family counseling
- Sober living housing, if available
- Dental care
- Social services
- Literacy skills
- Mental health counseling (parent and/or child)
- Vocational skills training
Substance Abuse Intake Packet