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M:STL- Covering House Research & Copyright VISTA
Using our own Cover Care Program, we care for girls, ages 12-17, for approximately one year at our Long Term Therapeutic Home. The program includes multiple specialized therapies (horticulture, equine, culinary, and arts/expressions), individual therapy, group therapy, experiential learning, sensory experiences and education. Since 2017, The Covering House has celebrated five program graduations and three high school graduations. The program is designed to address issues of character and core beliefs. Our trauma-informed evidence-based program integrates Seeking Safety, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Relational Cultural Theory. These models are woven throughout clinical, education, recreation and experiential to insure all aspects of her treatment plan are therapeutic. The client works through the 3 stages of trauma: safety, mourning, and reconnection. After their stay, we aim to provide a seamless transition to foster care, back home or transitional living by continuing to offer program services through our Community Based Program while educating caregivers through our Supportive Adult Program. In addition to our Long Term Therapeutic Home, The Covering House serves clients through our Community-based services. CBS offers therapeutic services, mentoring and specialized case management to individuals from 7-25 years old. CBS also serves as a step-down transition to clients graduating our long-term program. The Covering House created a prevention program which provides information about the red flags of trafficking to educators, parents, and students. Reducing the Risk is a three-tiered approach to prevention education incorporating a train-the-trainer model for educators. The Covering House has educated over 800 participants since 2016.
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Member Duties : The Research & Copyright VISTA member will build the capacity of The Covering House by overseeing the copyright process of the COVER Care Program. This will include: 1) Review the current COVER Care Program: Holistic Safety and all elements of the program. 2) Provide evidence-based information about what aspects are working within the program and what aspects need to be reviewed and possibly changed and 3) Prepare the COVER Care: Holistic Safety Program for copyright and printing.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Housing ,  Health . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Social Services ,  General Skills ,  Communications . 
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M:STL- Covering House Research & Copyright VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/19/2019  -   08/18/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MISSOURI  

Accepting Applications
From  06/10/2019  To  08/19/2019 

Contact Jessica Wilkins
8702 Manchester Rd
Saint Louis   MO   63144
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87634