Child & Adolescent Services

Child & Adolescent Services

At Family Preservation Services, our Child & Adolescent Services work closely with parents and other caregivers to learn and implement effective communication strategies, daily routines, and the development of healthy, meaningful social relationships. Our families are important to us, and we recognize that every individual and family possesses unique strengths and challenges. Our child and adolescent services are provided in the home, and in community-based settings, using natural environment teaching relevant to each person’s needs. Through strong partnerships with our children, parents, caregivers and community professionals we achieve our mission to improve the quality of life for the individuals and families we serve.

Intensive In-Home Services

Intensive In-Home Services utilize a multi-systemic approach in planning and implementing individualized services. Treatment components may include individual and family in-home counseling, crisis intervention, substance abuse treatment, life skills training and case coordination. Flexibility, availability and responsiveness to the individual needs of each youth, family and community are crucial to success.

Our collaborative systems approach utilizes both the internal family system and a community network. In-home counselors develop and implement a service plan approach that makes use of family strengths, the special skills and abilities of the staff and existing community resources.

  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Evidence-Based Practices
  • Comprehensive Assessment.
  • Case coordination with all systems of care involved with the client.
  • Home and community based sessions.
  • Teaching functional skills and appropriate behavior related to individuals health and safety

Behavior Treatment Services

Through the use of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), our Behavior Treatment Services support children, adolescents, and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as other developmental disabilities. Our strengths-based, creative programming assists clients in building skills across social, communication, behavioral and daily living domains. The Behavior Treatment Services program uses research-based, best practice methodologies to develop customized programs that also incorporate each individuals interests and motivations.

Therapeutic Mentoring Services

A strength-based support service that is designed to address and improve daily living, social, and communication needs. This service can be used to prevent, support or assist with the transition from a more intensive level of service. Therapeutic mentoring services include coaching and training our youth in age‐appropriate behaviors; interpersonal and intrapersonal communication; problem-solving; relationship building; and social activities that coincide with each youths individualized service plan.

  • Promoting and facilitating connections to community-based programs and natural supports.
  • Psychosocial skills development – employment skills, anger management, communication, conflict resolution, etc.
  • Transportation to and collaboration with other involved or needed services.
  • Person-centered structuring of leisure and recreational activities that promote and develop appropriate use of coping and social skills.

Adolescent Sexual Harm Program

Adolescent Sexual Harm Program is a multi-systemic, community based treatment alternative which focuses on the treatment of sexually abusive behavior patterns within the context of family and community. Adolescent Sexual Harm Program offers a comprehensive community-based model focused on public safety, family trauma, personal responsibility, and relapse prevention. Individualized services are planned and assessed from a developmental context and include individual, family and community interventions. All treatment is planned and supervised by a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Professional (CSOTP).

  • In-home family/individual therapy
  • Outpatient individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Therapeutic mentoring
  • Relapse Prevention/Aftercare Services
  • Surveillance/Home Electronic Monitoring (if necessary)

The goal of our work with families is not only to keep youth in their homes, but to put in place with the family and youth, improved methods of operation and communication, changes in attitudes and new involvement with community resources.

Supportive In-Home Services

Supportive In-Home Services are home-based and community support services for individuals with behavioral and/or mental health concerns. This service is designed to strengthen individual skills and provide the environmental supports necessary for an individual to maintain in their home and community.

Virtual Residential Program©

Virtual Residential Program© was created to provide families, schools, and communities with an alternative to unnecessary out-of-home placements and to facilitate the successful “step-down” of a youth following residential or psychiatric placements. A phase system approach is used to assess treatment progress, provide structure to the home environment and to facilitate the family’s progress to less-intensive interventions. The Virtual Residential Program© treatment team includes the client and caregivers, a lead therapist, home-based counselors, behavioral interventionists or coaches, and others as needed such as a parenting coach, extended family members, close family friends and school liaisons. The Virtual Residential Program© therapeutic approach is individualized, contextualized and trauma informed in order to meet the needs of each family.

  • 24 hour Crisis intervention
  • Comprehensive case-management
  • Family therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Behavior Management
  • Parent Support and Education
  • Case Coordination with other services
  • Shift Staffing

“I want to reiterate, I am very pleased with this program. The team seems to work so well together. I know that it has been crazy with the doozy that we were dealt when we started. I cannot thank yall enough for the hard work and commitment that is shown to this family. I look forward to the next, many months with you guys!!!”

~ Case Manager, Chesterfield Mental Health

MultiSystemic Therapy

MultiSystemic Therapy (MST) is an intensive family and community based treatment program designed to develop in parents or caregivers the capacity to manage future difficulties, reduce any criminal activity, reduce other antisocial behaviors, such as substance abuse, and prevent out-of-home placements.

FPS has created strong working relationships with the Department of Juvenile Justice and the family court. We work closely with juvenile probation officers, social workers, teachers, and guidance counselors, for example, to obtain the perspectives of multiple systems who have the common goal of improving children, adolescent and family treatment goals. Each individual referred to the program is assigned to an MST therapist who designs individualized interventions in accordance with the nine MST treatment principles, thereby addressing specific needs of the youth and his or her specific environment. MST is a time-limited (four to six months) intensive therapeutic program that provides services in the family’s home, at other locations (school, neighborhoods), or wherever the family feels most comfortable

At Family Preservation Services, our Child & Adolescent Services work closely with parents and other caregivers to learn and implement effective communication strategies, daily routines, and the development of healthy, meaningful social relationships. Our families are important to us, and we recognize that every individual and family possesses unique strengths and challenges. Our child and adolescent services are provided in the home, and in community-based settings, using natural environment teaching relevant to each person’s needs. Through strong partnerships with our children, parents, caregivers and community professionals we achieve our mission to improve the quality of life for the individuals and families we serve.

Intensive In-Home Services

Intensive In-Home Services utilize a multi-systemic approach in planning and implementing individualized services. Treatment components may include individual and family in-home counseling, crisis intervention, substance abuse treatment, life skills training and case coordination. Flexibility, availability and responsiveness to the individual needs of each youth, family and community are crucial to success.

Our collaborative systems approach utilizes both the internal family system and a community network. In-home counselors develop and implement a service plan approach that makes use of family strengths, the special skills and abilities of the staff and existing community resources.

  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Evidence-Based Practices
  • Comprehensive Assessment.
  • Case coordination with all systems of care involved with the client.
  • Home and community based sessions.
  • Teaching functional skills and appropriate behavior related to individuals health and safety

Behavior Treatment Services

Through the use of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), our Behavior Treatment Services support children, adolescents, and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as other developmental disabilities. Our strengths-based, creative programming assists clients in building skills across social, communication, behavioral and daily living domains. The Behavior Treatment Services program uses research-based, best practice methodologies to develop customized programs that also incorporate each individuals interests and motivations.

Supportive In-Home Services

Supportive In-Home Services are home-based and community support services for individuals with behavioral and/or mental health concerns. This service is designed to strengthen individual skills and provide the environmental supports necessary for an individual to maintain in their home and community.

Therapeutic Mentoring Services

A strength-based support service that is designed to address and improve daily living, social, and communication needs. This service can be used to prevent, support or assist with the transition from a more intensive level of service. Therapeutic mentoring services include coaching and training our youth in age‐appropriate behaviors; interpersonal and intrapersonal communication; problem-solving; relationship building; and social activities that coincide with each youths individualized service plan.

  • Promoting and facilitating connections to community-based programs and natural supports.
  • Psychosocial skills development – employment skills, anger management, communication, conflict resolution, etc.
  • Transportation to and collaboration with other involved or needed services.
  • Person-centered structuring of leisure and recreational activities that promote and develop appropriate use of coping and social skills.

Virtual Residential Program©

Virtual Residential Program© was created to provide families, schools, and communities with an alternative to unnecessary out-of-home placements and to facilitate the successful “step-down” of a youth following residential or psychiatric placements. A phase system approach is used to assess treatment progress, provide structure to the home environment and to facilitate the family’s progress to less-intensive interventions. The Virtual Residential Program© treatment team includes the client and caregivers, a lead therapist, home-based counselors, behavioral interventionists or coaches, and others as needed such as a parenting coach, extended family members, close family friends and school liaisons. The Virtual Residential Program© therapeutic approach is individualized, contextualized and trauma informed in order to meet the needs of each family.

  • 24 hour Crisis intervention
  • Comprehensive case-management
  • Family therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Behavior Management
  • Parent Support and Education
  • Case Coordination with other services
  • Shift Staffing

Adolescent Sexual Harm Program

Adolescent Sexual Harm Program is a multi-systemic, community based treatment alternative which focuses on the treatment of sexually abusive behavior patterns within the context of family and community. Adolescent Sexual Harm Program offers a comprehensive community-based model focused on public safety, family trauma, personal responsibility, and relapse prevention. Individualized services are planned and assessed from a developmental context and include individual, family and community interventions. All treatment is planned and supervised by a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Professional (CSOTP).

  • In-home family/individual therapy
  • Outpatient individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Therapeutic mentoring
  • Relapse Prevention/Aftercare Services
  • Surveillance/Home Electronic Monitoring (if necessary)

“I want to reiterate, I am very pleased with this program. The team seems to work so well together. I know that it has been crazy with the doozy that we were dealt when we started. I cannot thank yall enough for the hard work and commitment that is shown to this family. I look forward to the next, many months with you guys!!!”

~ Case Manager, Chesterfield Mental Health

The goal of our work with families is not only to keep youth in their homes, but to put in place with the family and youth, improved methods of operation and communication, changes in attitudes and new involvement with community resources.

MultiSystemic Therapy

MultiSystemic Therapy (MST) is an intensive family and community based treatment program designed to develop in parents or caregivers the capacity to manage future difficulties, reduce any criminal activity, reduce other antisocial behaviors, such as substance abuse, and prevent out-of-home placements.

FPS has created strong working relationships with the Department of Juvenile Justice and the family court. We work closely with juvenile probation officers, social workers, teachers, and guidance counselors, for example, to obtain the perspectives of multiple systems who have the common goal of improving children, adolescent and family treatment goals. Each individual referred to the program is assigned to an MST therapist who designs individualized interventions in accordance with the nine MST treatment principles, thereby addressing specific needs of the youth and his or her specific environment. MST is a time-limited (four to six months) intensive therapeutic program that provides services in the family’s home, at other locations (school, neighborhoods), or wherever the family feels most comfortable

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