OnTrAK is a transitional program from Mat-Su Health Services, Inc. for youth and young adults living in the Mat-Su Borough between the ages of 15 and 25 who are experiencing early signs and symptoms of psychosis.
The dedicated OnTrAK team consists of recovery coaches/case managers, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, clinicians, and licensed social workers trained in early psychosis interventions. Research shows that when identified early, prevention of and recovery from, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders is possible.
Appropriate diagnosis and treatment for individuals first experiencing psychosis are critically important steps for recovery and well-being.
OnTrAK provides a team approach to coordinated care of specific evidence-based interventions to assist youth in staying on their life-track.
Through youth and family focused interventions, OnTrAK services include:
Outreach and engagement
Assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning by
professionals trained in early psychosis work
Crisis and relapse planning
Support and education for family and/or youth identified
Independent living skills development
Assistance in setting goals and planning to reach youth
Individual and family counseling
Multi-family group opportunities
Educational and vocational support
The OnTrAK team provides community education to identify youth as early as possible, decrease stigma, and create a supportive and understanding community. We walk with youth and families to understand their experiences and empower them to work toward their educational, personal, social, and occupational goals.
We are here to help.
If you or someone you love has been acting out of character, seeing things others are not, avoiding people, feeling fearful and/or suspicious of others, OnTrAK may be right for you. OnTrAK works closely with youth-identified support systems and family members to help them succeed.