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Programs


All F.A.C.E.S programs focus on the needs of families  and individuals in crisis. We focus on helping the child who are experiencing problems related to domestic violence, separation or  divorce

FACES has four Programs: 

The Family Preservation, Counseling services,

The BACK & FORTH CHILD, groups for single parents and their children,

COMMON GROUND, Monitored visits, safe visits, supervised exchanges, transitions and parent/child relationship Building.

Educational Institute: Training and Public Education regarding domestic violence prevention and intervention.

 

FAMILY PRESERVATION PROGRAM

 
Individual, couples, family counseling- call for an appointment with a counselor 
 

Co- parenting Counseling – 15 weeks minimum – Both parents and/or step parents attend.

 

Reunification Counseling: Orientation and 4 sessions

Program: Both parents meet with the counselor to go over the rules of the program and read the Child’s Bill of Rights. Focus is on introducing the child and parent and building a strong, safe relationship. Address issues that lead to the estrangement. Parents agree to facilitate a smooth visit for the purpose of building a stronger relationship between parent and child, or coaching as a parent.

  • Child is estranged from parent
  • Parent has been absent and needs to get reacquainted with the child.
  • Parent has been accused of violence in the home
  • Child doesn’t want to visit with the other parent
  • Child doesn’t know the other parent
  • Concerns about sending the child to the other parent’s home

 

BACK & FORTH CHILD PROGRAM - Groups

Co-Parenting Classes -16 Weeks*

 

 

BASED ON BOOK PARENTING SOLO

·         When there are allegations that children have been traumatized by parents’ drama or verbal abuse

·         When there is an incident  of violence and/or parents have substance abuse problems

·         When social services in the county has been called regarding child abuse reports due to violence, but there have been no substantiation of allegations.

·         When a parent has never parented the child, (jail, paternity). 

·         To learn about developmental needs and parenting tips.

·         For non biological parents who are filing for custody of children. (Grandparents, Stepparents, Aunts, Uncles, Siblings, etc.)

·         For a non custodial parent, who is beginning or increasing custody

·         When the custodial parent has concerns about safety of child with the other parent.

·         When a parent has been in the home but not the primary caretaker or frequently absent and now wants more custodial time with the child.

·         Threats of harm to parent or child abduction

Parenting 16 Weeks   - General topics include: Developmental Needs of the Child, Setting Boundaries, Stress Management, Discipline

 

  

Anger Management – 26 weeks - ABCs of Anger Management Book  

 

COMMON GROUND PROGRAM

Monitored (Supervised) Visits:     
 Ordered by court or stipulated to by parents. For 3, 6 months or longer. Reviews set.  Summary reports sent prior to court hearing.   

 

 

Supervised Exchanges:

Program: Non custodial parent or co-parent comes early and waits for the child, the other parent drops off the child. Typically one to two hours weekly. When the visit is finished, the non custodial parent waits 15 minutes after the child is picked up to avoid contact with the other parent.

 

Therapeutic Monitored Visits   -

Program includes introductory sessions with the child, custodial parent, non-custodial parent, then conjoint visits with child and non custodial parent. Duration: 3, 6 or 12 months, depending on issues involved. Therapist acts as a coach, and is actively involved in group activities with the child and parent, modeling good adult/child interaction and activities. Debriefing involved in the fifteen minutes after the visits.

Investigators are reviewing at 3, 6 months.

 

Teen Anger Management Group

Program introduces students to the process of group and helps build self-esteem and reduce incidences of anger explosions.

Stepparents Group TBA

Program designed to support the role of step parenting and how the step parent can communicate with their spouse about their needs in the child sharing process. Defines the problems step parents have in the relationship with the other parent and facilitates better communication with the natural parents.

·         Anger issues

·         Communication techniques

·         Conflict management issues

·         Parenting information

·         Boundaries

·         Assertion training

·         Child development

 

Educational Institute

Training for students in the mental health field.