Four County Family Center is ready to help you deal with life’s challenges!
We offer help in the following areas:
A clinical review of an individual or family with the emphasis on how their specific concern impacts their personal situation. Clinical recommendations are made giving options that are available to them.
For individuals, groups or families designed to help assist in decreasing personal issues many people face due to stress, conflicts or life changes. We have 2 Child and Adolescent Board Certified Psychiatrists.
Intensive Home-based Treatment:
Intensive Home-based Therapy Program (IHBT) is a comprehensive service that combines mental health services into a single coordinated service which includes case management, mental health assessment, crisis response, behavioral health counseling and therapy and social services. Sessions are held within the client’s home to provide the structure to help the family function at their highest level of ability. The target population for IHBT is children with severe behavior issues who are at risk of being removed from their home.
Family Systems Therapy:
Home-based treatment that is designed to work with the family as a whole in order to decrease conflict and improve family communication.
Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment:
Includes linking, referring and supporting families to receive appropriate services in the community. Some of the services provided are resource assistance, crisis support and coordination of services. Our case managers work in the community to link and support families. We educate parents and others in effective parenting techniques. We pride ourselves on our small caseloads and hands-on approach with each family. Services are tailored to help the client and their families manage life’s challenges.
Intensive Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment (ICPST):
Is for children who are involved with multiple systems, are at risk of being removed from their home and have a high need for collaboration between professionals and the family.
The ICPST worker will meet with the family on a regular basis to model parenting skills and implement behavior plans. They will also teach social and anger management skills to the child as needed. The worker will coordinate family team meetings to ensure that all professionals and support systems are working together with the family. Finally, the worker will link the family to needed resources that will assist in stabilizing the family.
Pharmacological Management Services:
A psychiatric/medical intervention used to reduce/stabilize and/or eliminate psychiatric symptoms with the goal of improved functioning, including management and reduction of symptoms. We have two child and adolescent board certified psychiatrists.
Outreach Prevention Programs
FAST (Families and Schools Together)
FAST is an early intervention and prevention program designed to assist children and their families in being more successful in school, as a family and in life. This is a collaborative effort between community agencies and the school bringing the families together for support and guidance in learning how to communicate more effectively and have fun. The program builds bridges between families and schools and the community.
The goals of this program aim to:
Middle School FAST:
Is a collaborative, evidence-based program (model evidence-based for SAMSHA) that involves middle school youth with their parents and whole families in building relationships so that parents can more easily help their youth succeed in school. The program works with families of middle-school youth on two levels through:
- A peer group
- A multi-family group
The program works to build multiple levels of protective factors against:
- School Failure
- Substance Abuse
The main goal of the Middle School FAST program is to increase the likelihood of the youth being successful in the home, in middle school and in the community.