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Youth & Shelter Services (YSS) - Francis Lauer Youth Services is a non-profit dedicated to helping children and youth embrace their full potential through comprehensive prevention, treatment and transition programs. Youth & Shelter Services (YSS) - Francis Lauer Youth Services is located in Mason City, Iowa.

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CARF:

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is a non-profit organization that specifically accredits rehab organizations. Founded in 1966, CARF's, mission is to help service providers like rehab facilities maintain high standards of care.

CARF Accreditation: Yes

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Bilingual Therapists

Children Programs

Postpartum Programs

Programs for Women

Programs for Men

Adolescence Programs

Young Adult Programs

Adult Programs

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Self-pay Options

Private Insurance

Medicaid

Detox Services:

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Psychotropic Medication:

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient's mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person's mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

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Outpatient:

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.

Individualized Treatment:

Experts at YSS Family Counseling & Clinic have extensive education, training and experience in a wide variety of proven treatment approaches designed to meet the unique needs of each individual. Evaluation, assessment and diagnosis is provided to guide treatment.

Sober Living Homes:

Adolescents and young adults focus on developing positive coping skills, problem solving, conflict resolution and communication techniques. Life skills, including money management, employment, educational opportunities and establishing stable housing, are also taught.

Treatment Focus:

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Mental Health and Substance Abuse:

A combined mental health and substance abuse rehab has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

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.

Alcoholism:

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.

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:

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Family Therapy:

YSS offers Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) for youth who are struggling with addiction – or are at risk for addiction – and are experiencing behavioral issues. This comprehensive, family-centered treatment approach is goal-oriented, and focuses on all of the relationships that may influence teens.

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.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing:

EMDR is a therapeutic modality originally developed to help process trauma. EMDR therapy is a non-invasive, evidence-based intervention that facilitates adaptive information processing. Through EMDR therapy, clients are able to reprocess traumatic information until it is no longer psychologically disruptive.

Trauma Therapy:

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Treating children and youth who have experienced trauma, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) helps both the child and parent address the behavioral and emotional consequences of traumatic experiences.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy:

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is a way of getting nicotine into the bloodstream without smoking. It uses products that supply low doses of nicotine to help people stop smoking. The goal of therapy is to cut down on cravings for nicotine and ease the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal.

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.

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. Through working with children in their natural language of play, this specialty helps a child develop decision making and coping skills, responsibility and self-control.

Life Skills:

Attendance is mandatory at this six-week program for youth involved with the Juvenile Court Services. The program focuses on building positive character traits, setting goals, understanding respect and empathy, developing anger management tools and treating substance abuse.

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.

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YSS - Youth & Shelter Services - Francis Lauer Youth Services
Last Updated: 01/22/2018

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