Skills of Central Pennsylvania information provided by: Blair County Human Services Office

Behavior Support Services supports children and adults whose challenging behaviors and/or mental health issues prevents them in acquiring or improving self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to participate fully in community life. The service includes assessment, outcome development, program monitoring, data analysis of outcomes, and training for staff families, and consumers. The Supported Living Program is a home and community support service committed to supporting adults with disabilities by helping each to achieve their full potential. Assistance is provided in daily living skills, budgeting, shopping, medical appointments, banking, and other activities within the home and community. Skills also provides safety, protection, and support services in a community home for children in county custody. The program's goal is to reunify the child with his or her family when both are ready. The supportive environment in the home provides security and permanency that promotes child and family well-being. The reunification process includes program supports such as family education, counseling and structured daily living activities for the children. Adult Training Services provides training for adults 18 years of age or older with developmental needs who require assistance to meet personal needs and perform basic daily activities. Pre-Vocational training and adult daily living skills are taught in preparation for potential employment. Community activities are available in recreation, leisure, and volunteerism. Activities are designed to promote independence and enhance one's daily life. Other areas of training include Communication Skills, Cultural/Ecological Awareness, Self-Advocacy, Social Skills, Leisure/Physical Fitness/Recreation, Nutrition/Health, Volunteerism, Community Participation, and Senior Services. In addition, a program for seniors has been incorporated to allow older individuals alternative program choices for more leisure/recreation activities. Other areas of training include Communication Skills, Cultural/Ecological Awareness, Self- Advocacy, Social Skills, Leisure/Physical Fitness/Recreation, Nutrition/Health, Volunteerism, Community Participation, and Senior Services.
Record last updated: Aug 29 2017 1:16PM
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