The assessment phase of the program is designed as an initial outreach to the family in order to lay the groundwork, gather information, and engage the family in an ongoing collaborative process of assessing family strengths, values, and problems. The process typically evolves over a five day period in the family’s own home. Specific goals and objectives are developed as a result of this process. Family Assessments are specifically customized to suit the needs of each family. We work with a cross-section of families to include traditional intact families, divorced or separated families and blended or step-families.
The intervention phase of the program is marked by intensive delivery of services to the family in their own home. The frequency, length, and intensity of these services is customized based on the family needs assessment and specific goals, objectives, and desired outcomes. Services may be provided directly through a referral to a local provider and may include, but are not limited to, any of the following:
- Parenting strategies
- Love & Logic curriculum
- Communication skills training
- Behavior management techniques
- Emancipation/life-skills training
- School interventions
- Relapse prevention
- Case management
- Concrete and advocacy services
The resolution phase of the program provides continued support and resources through means of telephone and email to help resolve any problems or issues that may arise following the intervention level of services. During this phase, families are continually monitored with respect to their progress, functioning, and safety for up to one year following the intervention. At any time during this period, families may request supplemental services, further support, or merely reassurance.