Research and outcomes are important at Stars, and therefore this program utilizes evidence-based and evidence-supported practices in its interventions. (Evidence-informed practices are also research-supported but do not yet have the body of rigorous clinical evidence that distinguishes EBPs):
Aggression Replacement Training (ART)
A structured, psychoeducational intervention primarily for adolescents with or at-risk of aggressive/antisocial behavior. It includes three structured interventions — Skillstreaming, Anger Control Training and Moral Reasoning Training.
Transition to Independence (TIP) Model
An individualized, comprehensive system of care for Transition Age Youth (TAY) ages 14-25 with serious emotional/behavioral difficulties. This strengths-based approach is based on the SODAS problem-solving method (Situation, Opportunities, Disadvantages, Advantages, Advantages, Solutions).
Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS)
Based on three empirically validated interventions that were adapted to address topics relevant to adolescents exposed to chronic trauma. Either a group or individualized intervention, SPARCS is designed for youth ages 13-21.
Wellness Recovery Action Plan (W.R.A.P)
A peer support process designed for youth and young adults 15+ years of age with serious and persistent mental health problems. Using a group rehabilitation curriculum, W.R.A.P offers lifetime illness management principles.
STARS Community Services – San Leandro
545 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone: (510) 352-9200 ext. 210
Fax: (510) 352-3120