QFS' Short-Term Residential Therapeutic  Program (STRTP) 

For children, ages 12 to 17, and non-minor dependents, ages 18 to 21, who require specialized mental health services prior to being placed with a Resource Family or transition into adulthood, they are placed in one of Quality's residences for therapeutic treatment and/or core services. Our short-term residential therapeutic program (STRTP) operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to give our clients a place to live that provides consistent care and supervision while each person receives individualized behavioral support and mental health services.

Quality's clients come from a wide realm of economic, ethnic, and cultural diversity. Because each youth comes to Quality with unique needs, everyone receives a comprehensive intake assessment which will ultimately lead to an individualized Needs and Services Plan. Each client’s Needs and Services Plan is designed to meet their specific goals in a culturally sensitive and trauma-informed manner. Throughout their stay at Quality's STRTP facilities, client services and supports are tailored to meet the needs of each individual and family being served on an on-going basis.  

A typical program for a client can average three to six months (or more) in length. After achieving their program goals, a client is ready to transition to a lower level of care such as family reunification, permanent placement with a Resource Family or relative(s), or we facilitate a placement with the “Transitional Independent Living Program” which provides foster youth a smoother transition into adulthood.
Through the various support services and community resources Quality provides or arranges for, in partnership with each client's Child and Family Team, each foster youth is given the opportunity to achieve their goals. 

Quality receives funding for the care and supervision of each client from their county's California Departments of Social Services (CDSS) and/or Juvenile Justice. STRTP rates are determined by the CDSS Foster Care Audits and Rates Branch. Therefore, privately placed clients are required to pay the same program rate.

Quality's ultimate goal is for each client to be able to maintain a stable placement with their family, a Resource Family, or have Quality provide the appropriate resources and support they need to pursue an independent living plan that meets their expectations and long-term goals. 

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Mental Health  Services for Youth
Quality's Mental Health program provides therapeutic services for our foster children and non-minor dependents. Individualized care and treatment plans are created for each person no matter what type of placement they are in. Our therapeutic service providers, that are trauma-informed and culturally relevant, partner with the youth's family and/or the significant people in their lives they select; educational and medical support providers; and appropriate communuity resources to provide comprehensive quality services for their entire well-being; the whole person. 

We work collaboratively with each client and their "Child & Family Team" to identify and implement an individualized Needs and Services Plan that meets each client's physical, emotional, academic, and social needs from a "person-centered", culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, and strength-based perspective.

Each client's Child and Family Team (CFT) can include:  

The client, their county Social Worker or Probation Officer, a trusted parent(s) or guardian(s) or mentor the client selects as well as the client's Quality Administrator, Facility Manager, Case Manager and the Licensed Psychologist or Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Quality provides throughout their program. 

We provide the following core services for our clients:   

Speciality Mental Health Services; Transition Services; Educational, Physical, Behavioral, Mental Health, & Extracurricular Supports; Transition to Adulthood Services; Permanancy Support Services; and Indian Child Services, as appropriate. 
Client services, provided through Medi-Cal, include:
  • Mental Health Assessments
  • Individualized Needs and Services Plans; Plans of Care
  • Psychological Testing
  • Individual and Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Adolescent Sexual Offender Treatment
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Psychiatric Evaluation & Medication Management Referrals
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Referrals
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