Family-Focused Therapy

For Individuals, Couples, and Families

  •  Marital problems, parent-child relationships, divorce and custody issues, and various other problems
  • Specialized counseling for child abuse and neglect, child sexual abuse, domestic violence, and families in transition
  • Specialized groups for victims and families of sexual abuse, sex offenders (adults and adolescents), students at risk of academic or social failure, and individuals who batter
  • Assessments and individual counseling provided to Head Start enrollees
  • Specialized counseling for relatives as caregivers

Diagnostic Assessment

The agency has explored a series of diagnostic tools for assessment and intervention strategies because of alleged physical, sexual, or emotional abuse or neglect and/or the removal of children from the care and control of their parents or when family dynamics are in question regarding delinquent behaviors. These services generally include:
  •  Clinical Interview
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Parenting/Family Functioning Assessment

Workplace Services

  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
  • Managed Care Services (MCS) for companies and organizations. Providing a range of services including:
    brief counseling, post trauma services, personal and confidential evaluation

Fees

Each participant is responsible for counseling fees. Group fees are fixed. Individual/family sessions are on a sliding fee scale. Third party payments are accepted.

 

About SAY

SAY is a specialized therapy and case management program which works with children and youth who have committed a sexual offense. The program also works with the family members of that child. SAY consists of individual, family, and group therapy as well as home-based case management. All individuals involved in the program are referred through the Department of Child Services (DCS) and Grant County Juvenile Probation

Who?
The SAY program works with youth (typically ages 12 to 18) who are involved with either the juvenile probation system or the Department of Child Services on account of sexually maladaptive behaviors.
Why?
According to current research, about 40% of sexually maladaptive youth have also been victims of sexual abuse, while nearly 100% have experienced trauma in some way. The goal of the SAY program is to promote community safety by developing healthier adolescents.
How?
The SAY program focuses on the adolescent’s struggle with sexual behavior while also treating their past trauma issues, and any other mental health concerns present.
Where?
SAY works with multiple agencies in Grant County, IN and other surrounding counties.

 

School-Based Therapeutic Services

Maria Wilson with our school-based programming, began providing Botvin LifeSkills Training in small group settings to selected students in grades 3-6 at Marion and Mississinewa Community Schools. Botvin is evidence based programming that promotes healthy alternatives to risky behavior through activities designed to:

  • Teach students the necessary skills to resist social (peer) pressures to smoke, drink, and use drugs
  • Help students to develop greater self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Enable students to effectively cope with anxiety
  • Increase their knowledge of the immediate consequences of substance abuse
  • Enhance cognitive and behavioral competency to reduce and prevent a variety of health risk behaviors

Individual services are weekly for students needing additional support or dealing with grief.  Case management assists with issues identified as problematic by the group therapist through engaging with the child and school staff.

 

For more information on the program offered by Family Service Society, contact Maria Wilson
Phone: 765-662-9971 ext. 101

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