“Providing Services for
Children and Families since 1965”


the first choice when
* children exhibit marked emotional and behavioral problems
* children require the use of psychotropic medication
* children are considered to be medically fragile

This program service provides an environment for youth with marked levels of acting out behavior to identify and address issues that required removal from the family setting. Such issues most commonly include a combination of pronounced anger management problems, serious substance abuse issues, habitual truancy and offending behavior. Typically, these children have an existing DSM IV diagnosis as well as a multiple placement history. The goal is to stabilize children at this level in order to accomplish reunification with the family or to begin the adoptive placement process. Licensed Social Workers, specially trained foster parents and clinical staff work as part of a team to identify and deal with issues that keep families apart. For adoption, trained assessors help to identify, train and provide support to prospective adoptive parents of special needs children. Special training and support is available to foster /adopt parents for children considered to be medically fragile and in need of specialized care.

Service Highlights
* ability to provide clinical assessment and assign DSM IV diagnosis
* ability to put together a treatment team to effectively address behavioral and

emotional issues with the child and the family
* develop an Individual Treatment Plan within 30 days minimum weekly on-site visits by

professional staff
* ability to identify, train and support foster parents for medically fragile placements
* regular, detailed reporting of progress toward stated outcomes

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