|ACT (Alternatives in Curriculum and Training)
ACT is a day training and activity center with a behavioral
emphasis which has been serving a specialized clientele in the
Solano County area for over twenty-one years. Designed to
serve the special needs of consumers with dual diagnoses, the
approach has proven successful with any who need a structured
environment in which to work toward meeting individual goals and
improving their functioning in the world.
ACT stresses both personal choice and responsibility within a
therapeutic learning environment that all participants are
encouraged to help create and maintain. We believe that
learning and growth are shared activities that only occur when
there is mutual respect between the teacher and the learner.
It is our goal to provide a
real-life experience complete with paid work, lifelong learning,
recreation, community involvement and artistic expression with
the expectations and rewards that adults can expect from these
ACT provides a
small group setting with a 1:3 ration which allows each
participant a significant amount of personal attention and
support. Consumers receive instruction in anger
management, community access, self-esteem and social skills.
Both on-site and community work
activities are available for those interested in earning money
and learning appropriate work behaviors and skills.
To provide a well rounded experience and to promote open self
expression, consumers at ACT participate in the
Art@Arc program which includes the
visual arts, drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking,
photography, poetry, singing, as well as drumming based on the TRAP model.
Executive Director Mike Huckins has also begun a Tuesday morning
performing arts class for ACT and TS consumers.
If you have any questions or would like a tour of the ACT
program, please call Tami Huizen at (707) 552-2935.