The Perinatal Program is an outpatient
program that offers alcohol and drug
treatment to women who are pregnant
or are parenting children.
The program provides comprehensive,
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philosophy that embraces hope,
respect and support; empowering
women to transform their lives and
become healthy role-models for their
families and their community.
Call for services: 530.538.4359
“Due to the unique risks associated with pregnant IV users, Stepping Stones gives treatment priority to these individuals. The Stepping Stones Perinatal Program gives preference to treatment as follows:
1) Pregnant injecting drug users;
2) Pregnant substance abusers;
3) Injecting drug users; and
4) All others.”
“In the event that an individuals is not admitted within 48 hours, these interim services are available until the individual is admitted to treatment:
• Counseling and Education about
o Risks of needle-sharing,
o Risks of STD transmission to partners and infants and steps to prevent transmission.
• For pregnant women, interim services also include counseling on the effects of alcohol and drug use on the fetus and referral to prenatal care.”
Through partnerships with other agencies,
our program offers group and
individual counseling and education
about a variety of health-related topics.
Mothers are taught life skills and
work through family and home issues
in a supportive group setting.
Participants take an active role in the
treatment process and learn effective
parenting without the dependence of
alcohol or drugs.
Groups and Therapy Sessions
- Alcohol and drug education
· Relapse prevention
- Treatment planning/case
- Crisis counseling
Other Services are provided in
addition to Matrix-Model, Nurturing
Parenting and Seeking Safety Curriculum:
- Women-specific issues
- Comprehensive case management
- Cooperative child care
- Parenting skills building
- Health education
- Child development education
- Linkages to medical and HIV/TB
testing and counseling, education,
job skills and other services
Intake, Assessment, Opening
Maximum 12 weeks. 2 days per
week, 2 hrs. each day.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Groups
- IOP 1: Minimum 3 months,
3 days per week, 3 hrs. each day.
- IOP 2: Minimum 3 months,
2 days per week, 3 hrs. each day.
Outpatient (OP) Groups
- OP 1: Minimum 3 months,
2 days per week, 2 hrs. each day.
- OP 2: Minimum 3 months,
1 day per week, 2 hrs. each day.
Continuing Care Group
Minimum 3 months, 1 time per
week, 2 hrs. each day.
This group is a mandatory part of
both the IOP and OP groups.
Meets 1 day
per month for 2 hours.
Program duration is minimum
of 12 months.
Approximately 71 percent of
babies born to women in
perinatal treatment programs
test negative for alcohol or other
drug exposure. These results are
essential to ending the
intergenerational cycle of abuse
For women and children
attending perinatal programs:
- successful treatment
outcomes increase with the
length of time in treatment.
- therapeutic services for
children results in fewer
school drop-outs, less
truancy, and reduced
- child/mother reunifications
- involvement with child
welfare services and length
of time children spend in
foster placement decrease.