ARC Center for Women and Children - TAP Case Ma...

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ARC Center for Women and Children/TAP Case Management provides case management services for female substance abusing offenders and a day treatment program with services specifically for the children of the mothers served. ARC Center for Women and Children/TAP Case Management is located in Madison, Wisconsin.



Their treatment focus on the specialized needs of women, they form a holistic approach to women specific treatment that is culturally and gender sensitive. These additional elements include the family centered context of service delivery, the focus on domestic abuse, trauma and self-esteem, providing for comprehensive medical services, wraparound case management, and the extensive use of women as service providers and positive role models.

Utilization of strength-based case management in the primary life domains and AODA treatment plan development by the key participants, especially the woman herself, as well as other relevant systems such as probation and parole, human services or public health to establish goals over the length of a woman’s participation which are monitored on a regular basis and revised as needed under the primary responsibility and coordination of the AODA Counselor and designated Case Manager. The goals are individualized for each woman and her family, and are quantifiable as much as possible, with a time frame for accomplishment identified.
Clients receive intensive case management as well as coordination of AODA treatment services. In addition to the individual counseling sessions, the clients also complete a 14 unit Cognitive Interventions group.



Adult Programs

Young Adult Programs

Programs for Women

Postpartum Programs : They have a program called “Healthy Beginnings” that is specifically designed for pregnant women. This program offers the opportunity to work with our health educator around pregnancy and post-partum issues including prenatal and postnatal care, infant care education, and coordination of birth coaches, through both individual counseling and group sessions. Pregnant women are a priority for admissions and the waiting list.




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Level of Care:



Outpatient Programs (OP) are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Intensive Outpatient:

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) are for those who want or need a very structured treatment program but who also wish to live at home and continue with certain responsibilities (such as work or school). IOP substance abuse treatment programs vary in duration and intensity, and certain outpatient rehab centers will offer individualized treatment programs.

Individualized Treatment:

Participants are involved in the process of curriculum and service evaluation on an ongoing fashion, through formal and informal feedback. The treatment plans are the product of the participant and are developed from an interview that gains information about her strengths and goals. This plan includes quarterly focus groups; consumer surveys; consumer interviews; consumer representation on advisory committees and consumer feedback as program evaluation component with staff participation and commitment.

Aftercare Support:

Continuing care services are also available in the evening. Program services currently assist clients in obtaining adequate childcare; transportation; clothing; housing and for any other services that would otherwise prevent them from staying gainfully employed. Service delivery assists women in obtaining self-resiliency/self-sufficiency, improving their quality of life and allowing them to make a productive contribution for self, family and the community which builds on strengths.

Holistic Treatment:

Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic treatment facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Holistic treatment is about more than just addiction and sobriety – it addresses the person’s life in its entirety, including career, physical, familial, and spiritual aspects.

Treatment Focus:



The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Opioid Addiction:

Opioid rehabs specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.

Substance Abuse:

Substance rehabs focus on helping individuals recover from substance abuse, including alcohol and drug addiction (both illegal and prescription drugs). They often include the opportunity to engage in both individual as well as group therapy.

Dual Diagnosis:

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person's mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Therapy Programs:


Group Therapy:

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Trauma Therapy:

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Family Therapy:

Based on CSAT Best Practices AODA treatment is provided within the family context, especially the mother/child bond and other self-defined significant relationships and emphasizes the development of natural support networks of neighbors, church, and family as defined by the women. This focus was strengthened with the results of the initial CHPPE Evaluation which showed that the chief predictor of sobriety and long-term recovery for women was resolution of the mother’s relationship with her children and the fostering of healthy family functioning and family intactness.

Individual Therapy:

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment designed to help people understand and ultimately affect the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT is often used for individuals who struggle with self-harm behaviors, such as self-mutilation (cutting) and suicidal thoughts, urges, or attempts. It has been proven clinically effective for those who struggle with out-of-control emotions and mental health illnesses like Borderline Personality Disorder.

Experiential Therapy:

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional talk therapy by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.

Life Skills:

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

Couples Therapy:

Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person's life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.


ARC Center for Women and Children - TAP Case Management
Last Updated: 05/23/2019

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