CHILD PARENT INTERACTION TRAINING
Child Parent Interaction Training is an educational program that is parent focused. Facilitators provide parenting and educational support services to parents and children in efforts to help them interact positively and become a more productive family unit. Services are to address communication, problem solving, decision making, life skills and most importantly daily parenting skills. We focus on educating the parents on age appropriate parenting skills around boundaries, consequences, understanding a diagnosis, or utilizing our community resources for assistance such as social services, court services, etc. We also provide an individual counselor for the child to assist with life skills, mentoring, and communication.
Standard Supervision provides a third party supervisor only observes parent and child/children's interactions during a visit and is able to provide verbal or written report back to Court or referral source, as needed. Reunification Therapeutic Focused Supervised Visitation/Sibling Visitation provides a third party supervisor who provides educational feedback to the custodial parent, the visiting parent and children to assist with reunification. Issues may include questions from the child about where the absent parent has been, questions or discussions about court, absentee parenting issues, boundary issues, trust issues, children pushing limits and acting out inappropriately due to the stressors around dealing with a new parent and/or situation. The Supervisor can assist as the incident occurs by providing educational feedback to the parent or child. They will assist by explaining what appropriate behavior is and provide a response by a parent who is usually in some turmoil with the child’s other parent. They can assist with parenting skills and provide parenting education. The goal of parent education focused supervision is to guide the absent parent through the process of change in an appropriate yet safe way that will secure a positive relationship with their child or children. Personal Protection Supervision provides a third party supervisor and a personal protection specialist (off duty police officer or agent) which can be with used with either standard or reunification supervision. We have a master’s level social worker who is to focus on the visit and a personal protection agent who secures the safety of the child and the supervisor. We use personal protection agents, if there is a significant threat or documented history physical abuse, kidnapping, or if there is an active domestic relations protective order. We have partnered with DBS Securities and Investigations Corp. to utilize their personal protection agents for these cases. Parent Coordination Services assists two parents or invested family members that can't agree or discuss issues dealing with their children after a separation. The professional is to assist parents in working through issues that come up in reference to visitation, custody and/or everyday life. The coordinator promotes healthy co-parenting skills, assists with interpretation of court orders and in times of crisis can develop a solution to a problem that can't be agreed upon by the parents. The parent coordinator can meet with the children to see how they are coping with changes either to provide parents with feedback or for the Court or referral source depending on who is involved.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT
Substance Abuse Assessment/Education: Certified Substance Abuse Counselors will complete an assessment and report which will include recommendations for treatment, if needed. We will provide treatment or will refer out to an appropriate resource. The treatment we provide is one on one (individual/family) education and supportive treatment to include AA/NA meeting attendance, education as to the effects of drugs and alcohol to your body, as well as educate the parents on what to look for and what they need to do if behaviors continue. Drug Testing: We do provide urine analysis drug screen that tests for most abused drugs for clients currently involved with our substance abuse program.
Out Patient Individual/Family/Group Therapy: Therapists have specialties to assist with many individual issues such as: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, domestic violence, couples issues, etc. They will focus their time on working with individuals dealing with mental health as well as developmental issues utilizing therapeutic models and interventions to assist with daily life.
Group therapy also offered, please call for current group list.
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Reports/Evaluations: Many of our clinicians have worked for the court throughout their careers and while employed were required to investigate and document findings to the court, and provide recommendations. In addition, we have social workers on board that have had careers with local Adoption/Foster Care agencies and have completed home studies for international and local adoptions.
Reports include: home studies/investigations, substance abuse assessments, mental health assessments
COURT ORDERED CO-PARENTING CLASSES
Our 4 hour classes are geared towards co-parenting and we have developed a Supreme Court approved curriculum that is child focused. We offer two classes, one for teen parents as well as for the general public needed to comply with the Court Order to complete a parenting class.
Please contact us for dates of classes.
Transportation Services: Door -to-door service refers to transportation from one specific location to another, without clinical services, requiring advanced notice. This type of service is based upon demand and allows the most flexibility. Fixed route and scheduled services transport riders along an established route with predetermined stops at designated locations.
Therapeutic Transportation Service: Clients that are assessed and placed in this program would receive specialized services to meet their individual needs such as case management, supportive services, and crisis management interventions to maintain a collaborative team approach with the referral source, treatment team, and community partners. Staff will provide in person support and report back to all involved parties. Transitions will respond to specific requests from Social Workers to ensure safety and success of the client.