Perinatal Outpatient Extended Group (POEG)
What is this service?
Perinatal Outpatient Extended Group (POEG) is an intensive outpatient treatment program designed to provide a safe, positive, structured drug and alcohol free learning environment with focus on the family as a unit. POEG meets four days a week, three hours a day.
- Individual and family group process
- Play therapy
- Parent support and education group.
Who can use this service?
Pregnant and parenting women of children age 0-5 years old. Children are encouraged and expected to participate in the program.
Is there a charge for this service?
Intensive outpatient sessions charge $117 per service. Medi-Cal pays for services in full as long as Medi-Cal eligibility is maintained. Drug and Alcohol services does not accept or bill private insurance.
Services for clients who are NOT Medi-Cal eligible and referred from any outside agency, court, etc, may be covered in full under that specific provision.
When and where is this service offered?
This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.
- In Grover Beach, the program is offered Tuesday - Friday.
- In Atascadero, the program is offered Monday - Thursday.
Location, directions and hours of operation
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Grover Beach Drug & Alcohol & Probation
1523 Longbranch Avenue Grover Beach, CA 93433
Atascadero Drug & Alcohol Services
3556 El Camino Real Atascadero, CA 93422
Frequently Asked Questions
Can my spouse be a part of POEG?
It is wonderful that your partner wants to participate in your treatment. POEG is specifically designed for women; however, we do offer a parenting group one night a week for clients. Both parents can participate and are encouraged to in order to learn the same parenting skills. This creates consistency and involvement for both parents.
Do you have to have a CWS case to participate in POEG?
No, this program is available to any mother who is either pregnant or has a child 0-5.
How do you access the POEG program?
Each clinic has walk-in days and times. You will meet with a clinician who will provide a brief screening and assess for level of care. At that time they will direct you towards the most appropriate program.
Is there an age limit or number of children allowed?
POEG was designed for pregnant women and children 0-5. The max amount of children allowed in program at a time is 12.
What are the benefits from participating in the POEG program?
Some of the benefits from participating in the POEG program are:
- Parenting skills
- Exposure to evidence based practices that support recovery, treat trauma, and provide alternative coping skills like grounding, meditation, etc.
- Develop or increase attachment with child/ren
- Increased opportunity to be with children if involved with CWS
- Support from other mother's also struggling with substance use issues
What curriculum is used in POEG?
The following curriculum is used in POEG:
- Seeking Safety
- Helping Women Recover
- Moral Reconation Therapy
- Specialized parenting program created specifically for traumatized children
What happens when school is closed for vacation?
Many women who participate in the POEG program have children older than five (5) . We do our best to accommodate and work with you to address this issue. It is handled on case by case basis.
What resources are available to me through POEG?
The following are resources available through POEG:
- Martha's Place
- Public Health/Nurse
- Tobacco cessation
- Women's aid
- Women's shelter
- Victim Witness
- Social Services