The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) assists clients in the development of independent living and social skills. PRP services are conducted in the client’s natural environment such as home, other community sites and onsite at our facility.

PRP addresses life domains such as:

  • Entitlement – Education, Housing Vocational Training
  • Managing Finances, Budgeting
  • Mental Health Linkages
  • Family Issues, Parent/Child Relationship Issues
  • Community and Social Relationships
  • Academic/School Behavioral Problems
  • Medication Management
  • Self-Care Skills


Child PRP

The Urban Behavioral Associates (UBA) PRP (Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program) assists clients in their overall development of independent living and social skills. The program serves individuals with mental health disorders, and emotional or behavioral challenges. The services are designed to address immediate problems and concerns that pose barriers to growth and development. PRP also assists in advocating entitlements and needs in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Mental Health Linkages
  • Family and Community
  • Relationships
  • Vocational Training
  • Managing Finances
  • Assistance with applications for housing
  • Mental Health Linkages
  • Family, Community and Social Relationships


UBA’s PRP provides behavioral, social and recreational support in group and individual settings. We offer practical life skills in real life settings, providing opportunities to learn independent living skills,interpersonal and social skills, behavioral self-management, and community adaptation..

The program is voluntary. However it requires 100% compliancy with program rules and activities, as well as consistent compliance with mental health therapy and medication management. Clients who are currently receiving Medical Assistance are eligible for participation.


Reasons an individual is referred to the program:

Poor socials skills/poor interacting skills such as:

  • Unable to establish and/or maintain peer relationships
  • Difficulty getting along with family members
  • Verbally aggressive and/or threatening
  • Isolative behavior
  • Unable to express anger appropriately
  • · Isolative Behavior
    · Poor relationships with family members and friends
    · Verbally and/or physically aggressive behaviors

Academic/School behavior problems such as:

  • In danger of failing
  • Frequent suspensions
  • Unable to follow directions
  • In danger of losing school placement/expulsion
  • Unorganized/difficulty with focus

Parent/Child relationship problems:

  • Oppositional & defiant behavior
  • Disregarding curfews
  • Doesn’t follow rules at home
  • Challenges parents
  • Anger problems (tantrums, destroying property)

Activities of daily living:

  • Messy, unorganized, chaotic household environment
  • Self-care difficulties
  • Non-compliant with medication
  • Poor budgeting/behind on bills
  • Personal hygiene


  • Assistance with applications for housing
  • Education/GED
  • Transportation


The following are examples of the approaches and strategies that the PRP Rehabilitation Coordinators use when working with our PRP Clients:

  • Assisting in developing friendships within the client’s community through planned activities
  • Social skills groups
  • Stress management/coping skills and techniques
  • Anger management skills
  • Coordinating with therapist and psychiatrist
  • Problem solving
  • Money management


PRP Interventions
The following are examples of the approaches and strategies that the PRP Rehabilitation Coordinators use when working with our PRP Clients:

  • Modeling
  • Role Play
  • Community Activities
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Anger Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Medication Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Identifying Consequences
  • Developing Safety Plans and Behavior Modification Plans
  • Coordinating with teachers, guidance counselors, therapists and psychiatrists.