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OTTP Youth Center

Functioning as a safe haven for the youth, the OTTP Youth Center offers training classes, community outings, empowerment & support groups, and leisure activities after school, in the evenings, and on the weekends.

Prevention and Early Intervention

Evidence-Based Practices In Mental Health

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Intensive Services

Assessment, individual & family therapy, occupational therapy, substance abuse prevention/intervention, 24/7 availability, and medication support services.

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Seeking Safety- BRIGHT Program

Seeking Safety is a present-focused therapy to help people attain safety from trauma/PTSD and substance abuse. Designed for clients who are trauma-exposed or have a diagnosis of PTSD, clients who engage in maladaptive behaviors, (ex. high risk behaviors, sexual promiscuity, cutting, self-injurious behaviors) or have a substance abuse disorder. Clients will learn to use safe coping strategies to eliminate self-harm, remove themselves from dangerous situations, gain control over overwhelming symptoms, attain healthy self-care, and acquire trustworthy relationships.  OTTP is providing this service to youth age 13-25. These services are made possible through a SAMHSA grant called the BRIGHT Program (Build Resilency, Inspire Growth, & Heal Trauma). For more information, please contact the Outreach Specialist, Patrice Rogers, 310-323-6887, ext. 325.

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Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

For additional information on Youth Mental Health Fist Aid, please visit

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Loving Intervention for Family Enrichment: Youth face unprecedented pressures and problems: gangs, drugs, and alcohol to name a few. Parents also face multiple challenges on a daily basis. LIFE gives youth and parents the skills to improve family relationships. Classes assist parents in managing difficult behaviors, learning effective parenting strategies, and creating a positive home environment.

LIFE is designed to help youth & families succeed in school, at home, and in life.

(Will return in Fall 2024)

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Colors Group (X)

This is a group providing support to youth or adults dealing with issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. You may be a LGBTQ person in the process of coming out and dealing with family, social, school or work issues related to your identity. Whatever your situation, you will find support, information and acceptance in the COLORS Group.

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Recording Studio

A creative outlet for youth to explore interests in music and learn about the music industry from an experienced, professional music producer. Youth have an opportunity to create, record, and produce music during the 16-week program. They learn to use computer software for creating music and are provided valuable information about the music industry based on the facilitator's professional experience.

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Food Fitness (XX)

Youth make positive changes to their eating habits and physical activity pattern by examining the emotional influence on their habits. Promotes healthier eating for a healthier lifestyle, as well as a positive self image, and overall sense of wellness.

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On Our Own Group (XX)

Teenage choices can alter lives forever. This prevention/intervention group provides youth with the skills necessary to decrease impulsive behavior and enhance the teen's journey to become productive and independent.

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TF-CBT: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: (?)

 Servicing children, TF-CBT is an evidence-based treatment model that will reduce symptoms of depression and psychological trauma resulting from a number of traumatic experiences, such as child sexual abuse, domestic violence, traumatic loss, etc. TF-CBT is effective for resolving PTSD, depression, anxiety, behavioral difficulties, shame and other problems related to a history of abuse.  TF-CBT incorporates psychoeducation and parenting, relaxation training, cognitive processing of the trauma, narrative writing, and safety-enhancing skills.

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PCIT (?)

PCIT is an empirically-supported treatment for conduct-disordered young children that focuses on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing parent-child interaction patterns. In PCIT, parents are taught specific skills to establish a nurturing and secure relationship with their child while increasing their child's prosocial behavior and decreasing negative behavior. 

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Managing and Adapting Practice

An evidence-based practice to address concrete problems in children. MAP achieved improved outcomes through structured collaboration, a framework for coordinating the family around key decisions and resources.

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LPS - Lanterman-Petris-Short Act

For some clients with serious and pressing safety concerns, we can provide 24/7 evaluation, treatment and resources to ensure safety for everyone involved.

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"Men"toring Club (XX)

A forum for young men to identify their role in the community and family. Cultural sensitivity, decision making skills, self esteem, and coping skills are strengthened through a process of dialogue and discovery. Junior “Men”toring Club: Offered for the younger male youth.

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Female Teen Support (XX)

Provides a supportive and educational environment for female teenagers wherein they can openly discuss social issues that plague their lives. The group educates and inspires young female teenagers to work through difficult social issues, and move forward to become productive members of society.

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