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NorthEast Treatment Centers (NET) offers a range of mental health, addiction, foster care, community-based, residential, and in-home social services to adults, adolescents, children and families. Mission: To provide a comprehensive recovery and resiliency-oriented system of behavioral healthcare services and supportive social services to adults, adolescents, children, and their families utilizing a quality-driven, cost-effective service provider network. NorthEast Treatment Centers (NET), a non-profit, licensed and accredited organization, offers a range of behavioral health and social services to adults, adolescents, children and families in the Greater Philadelphia region, the Lehigh Valley and the state of Delaware. From foster care and school therapeutic services to residential and outpatient programs for addiction recovery, our services are comprehensive, quality-driven, cost-effective and delivered by a staff that’s committed to doing its best for their consumers. (http://netcenters.org/about/) The organization’s goal is to offer a network of support to help people along the road to recovery.
In Pennsylvania NET has children, youth and family services in four areas; outpatient mental health services, behavior health rehabilitation services or “Wraparound”, family-focused behavioral health services, and school therapeutic services. They provide outpatient mental health services for children, adolescents and families at their Spring Garden location in which their therapist provide individual and family therapy along with psychiatric assessments and medication management. They provide wraparound services in the home, school and community settings, this can be either individually or in any combination based on need. For this ser...

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...r since 2011. She had the opportunity to work with adolescents and children in a school setting. She described the organizational climate with in the Elementary school she works as a positive climate. She emphasized that the teachers and other school personnel has open lines of communication with her and they are fairly supportive. The organizational climate contributes to her job satisfaction. Sheri related she enjoys working with her clients, but there are difficult days. There are days when her client are off tract and misbehaving. This is the difficult part of the job which is exhausting, trying to get a client back on track when they are having a bad day. The job is not easy nor is it always difficult, she says, but it’s rewarding to see the joy on a client’s face when they see you and the appreciation the parents display for your assistance with their child.

In this essay, the author

  • Describes northeast treatment centers (net) as a non-profit, licensed and accredited organization that provides mental health, addiction, foster care, community-based, residential, and in-home social services to adults, adolescents, children and families.
  • Explains that net provides outpatient mental health services, behavior health rehabilitation services and school therapeutic services in pennsylvania.
  • Explains the net provides medication assisted recovery and adult behavioral health services in pennsylvania. residential recovery programs provide men and women with or without co-occurring mental health disorders or a history of criminality.
  • Describes shari baker's role as a therapeutic support staff (tss) worker at paul louis dunbar elementary school. she provides one-to-one mental health interventions to children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Explains that sheri has been with the net since 2011 when she graduated from college with a degree in sociology. she enjoys working with her clients, but there are difficult days.
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