Wednesday, November 13, 2013
1:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. (subject to change)
Visit the Hospitality Table on-site for more information and to sign up for the tours.
Department of Pediatrics
Jefferson Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University
Family Center is a comprehensive women-centered substance abuse treatment program for pregnant and parenting women. It is licensed to provide both methadone and buprenorphine outpatient maintenance. The program has a multidisciplinary team that provides services to 230 women. Services are offered on two levels: outpatient and intensive outpatient care. Services include individual, group, and family therapy; prenatal/obstetrical care; psychiatric services; art therapy; trauma groups; parenting; nutrition; women’s health groups; mindfulness-based stress reduction; methadone anonymous meetings; peer support services; case management; smoking cessation; GED classes; and parent/child services. Family Center has provided the prototype both nationally and internationally for the management of opioid dependency during pregnancy and the treatment of neonatal abstinence.
NHS Parkside Recovery
The largest methadone treatment program in the City of Philadelphia serving 1,050 patients, Parkside Recovery provides innovative and comprehensive treatment for opiate dependence and its impact on individuals, families and communities. Treatment team consists of Certified Addictions Counselors, psychologists and Licensed Masters Level Social Workers. Physicians are ASAM certified addictions specialists. In addition, Parkside’s Forensic Intensive Rehabilitation (FIR) program addresses the impact of opiate addiction through an alliance with the Philadelphia criminal justice system for those whose crimes are directly attributable to substance abuse by using community treatment as an alternative to incarceration.
JEVS Human Services: Act II
JEVS Achievement through Counseling and Treatment (ACT) offers personal solutions to adults seeking to overcome opiate addiction through medication assisted recovery services. ACT’s counselors, therapists, nurses and support staff serve over 600 patients each week at two locations (ACT I and ACT II) in Philadelphia. Our visit will include ACT II in North Philadelphia, the site of one of the outdoor behavioral health-related public murals. This 75’ tall and 100’ wide mural on the North wall of the clinic was designed and painted by patients and their families, community members and students from local schools and universities and completed in October 2010. The ACT clinic was recently recognized by the Commission on Accreditation and Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for its use of the arts in the promotion of recovery principles.