NYAPRS is proud to support the PROS Community with curricula developed by NYAPRS specifically for PROS providers working with individuals on their Independent Living goals. These curricula are specifically designed to assist people living in Adult Homes and State Psychiatric Centers who are participating in your PROS programs. The focus of these curricula is to assist the people you work with to increase their confidence and their skills to live independently in the community.
Through this NYS Office of Mental Health initiative, NYAPRS will assist PROS programs in two ways:
Develop curricula for the Adult Home population attending PROS programs.
Provide the administrative infrastructure to process your Encounter Visit Payments.
NYS OMH Resources for this project:
Over the course of the next year, NYAPRS will use this website to upload and house the curricula created for this project. The curricula are at no cost to you and we encourage you to review and implement as many as you like. Our curricula fall into the following categories:
Each category will have a number of curricula designed to support the person to increase their skills in each area of focus.
HOW DO I GET THE CURRICULA?
Each curriculum will be uploaded to this page (just below). If you have yet to register, please go to the Home Page and register. It is free of charge and will provide you with complete access to the curricula designed for this project as well as access to the rest of our Curricula Library. Additional curricula will be uploaded continuously so we recommend you check back often.
PROJECT CURRICULA SORTED BY CATEGORY
- Going for the Goal! Goal Setting for Getting Back on Track:Going for the Goal is designed to allow participants to identify life-role goals by examining their hopes and dreams. Participants will review mental health recovery, their need for change, core values and how they can use their strengths to mitigate barriers. At the end of the course, participants will set at least one goal from which to work on. The course guides participants through a step by step analysis of who they are and where they want to go. It is recommended that each participant attend each session in order to fully engage in the process of determining their life-role goals.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
- FYI – Many of the curricula in the other categories have health and wellness tools as part of the curricula content.
- Modern World: Participants will learn how to use modern technology, such as alarm clocks, microwaves, cell phones, DVD players, ATMs, etc so that they can improve their independence in the community. When appropriate, participants will learn and practice skills in community settings.
- Tools for Tenants: Participants will learn about permanent supportive housing. They will also identify what their preferences are when considering a move to supportive housing.
- Keeping the Peace: Participants will learn conflict resolution skills so that they can resolve conflict in their living environment.
- Home Management Skills: Participants will learn home management skills that will help them to feel more comfortable in their living situation.
- I Think I Want to Move: Discovering My Options
- I Can Live on My Own and Be Well
- Making and Keeping Friends: This group will help people to identify why forming relationships are important to them. At the completion of this group, participants will be able to identify the qualities they would like in their friends, identify places to go to make friends, learn strategies for keeping strong friendships, establish boundaries in friendships, and resolve problems in relationships.
- “I Can Do It!” Community Inclusion & Eight Steps to Being Whole: ‘I Can Do It!’ is designed to assist members to identify areas in which they can increase their Community Inclusion activities. We will use the Eight Dimensions of Wellness as created by SAMHSA. We will examine how we can improve our overall wellness within each of the Eight domains so that we can live independent lives as we work to live like everyone else.
- Show Me the Money!: Beyond Poverty and into Freedom is designed to help participants see the impact that living on benefits has on their lives. Participants will see how living on “benefits only” robs them of numerous freedoms (and they don’t even realize it). The course is purposely designed to increase participants’ dissatisfaction with living on benefits, prompting them to look at alternatives and giving them hope that they can work and become employed.